Ron Lesher is a long time stamp collector, exhibitor, and a nationally and internationally accredited judge of stamp exhibits. His column, The Tax Collector, has appeared more than 170 times in The American Stamp Dealer & Collector.
He is a life member of the American Philatelic Society, which in 2021 bestowed upon him the Luff Award for distinguished philatelic research. Lesher will discuss The Taxation of Legal Alcohol During National Prohibition, 1920 – 1933.
Legal alcohol during National Prohibition included medicinal alcohol which could be gotten with a doctor’s prescription and sacramental wines, both of which were taxed. In addition to the tax stamps for alcohol and wine, there will be examples of prescriptions for alcohol that were filled at the Jackson Pharmacy on Tilghman Island.
The Lunch & Learn Speakers series is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Coffee and dessert will be provided. For more information, visit www.tcfl.org or call 410-745-5877.