From August 1, 1866 to July 1, 1883 the tax on each pack with no more than 52 cards was five cents.
The five-cent Eagle Card Company stamp was issued from early 1880 into February of 1883. A total of 1,800,900 were issued on watermarked paper.
Elliott Perry was doubtful that the Eagle Card Company existed as such since he could not find any trace of it in the records. He believed that the stamps were used by the Paper Fabrique Company for their Eagle brand of playing cards.
A plate proof of the Eagle Card Company stamp.