Opium or Coca Leaves Order Form from the Treasury
(1936), Opium or Coca Leaves Order Form from the Treasury Department, Extremely Fine.
Opiates have long been a controlled substance for obvious reasons. Here we have an official document from the United States Treasury Department that was used to order “Opium or Coca Leaves, or Compounds, Manufactures, Salts, Derivatives or Preparations Thereof...” Although dated by hand in 1943, these are Series of 1936 issues. Printed on a greenish security paper, with ornate, engraved borders all around and an engraved image of poppy flowers (the source of opium) in the upper left corner. A great conversation piece for modern times!