United States Custom House Duties - 1890
PER C.T. Alabaster, Ornaments
Albums, paper, 15 per ct.; leather, 30 per ct.;
Animals, live, not for breeding purposes 20 Antiquities, over 200 years old, not for sale. Free Arms, Sporting Shotguns, Pistols, Side-
arms, Swords 35
Arms, Rifles, Muskets and all other 25 Art, works of. Paintings in Oil or Water Colors (frames dutiable according to material), Statuary (except Alabaster), Pottery,
Works in Metal or Wood, etc 30
Beads, Amber, free; Jewelry, 25 per ct ;
Ornaments 50 Bed Feathers and Downs, free; Feather
Birds, Skins Free
PER CT. Beer in casks, 20 cts. per gallon; in bottles,
35 cts. per gallon; bottles, extra.... 30
Bicycles 35 Birds, Land and Water Fowls, Stuffed
Bisque Ware, white, 55 per ct., decorated... 60
Bonnets and Hats, all kinds except woolen 30
Books, Charts, Chromos, Drawings, Engrav-
ings, Etchings, Lithographs, Maps, Photo-
graphs, Printed Matter, Prints, etc 25 Boots and Shoes, Rubber, 25 per ct. ; Leather, 30 per ct ; Silk, 50 per ct. ; Wool, 40 cts.
per lb. and 35
Britannia Metal, old, free ; Britannia Ware 35
Bronze, manufactures of... •• 45
Brushes of all kinds 30
Canes and Sticks, finished 35
Cards, Playing /00
Carpets, from 6c. to 45c. per sq. yd., and 30
Casts of Plaster, not Works of Art 55
China and Porcelain (see Earthenware)
Cigars and Cigarettes, $2.50 per lb., and 25 also Int. Rev. Tax ; Cigars, $3.00 per 1,000 ; Cigarettes weighing not over three lbs., per 1,000, 50c. ; over three lbs., per 1,000, $3.00 per 1,000.
Clocks, and parts of 30
Clothing, according material
Cologne Water and Alcoholic Perfumery, $2.00 per gallon, and . 50 Cotton, Damask, Embroideries, Handkerchiefs, hemmed; Hosiery, fashioned ;
Laces, Trimmings, Velvet 40 Cutlery (except Pocket Knives and Razors,
50 per ct.).. 35
Diamonds, uncut, free; cut, but not set 10
Earthenware, China, Porcelain 25 Earthenware, China, Faience, P0rcelain, Parian, Bisque, plain and white and not
decorated 55 Earthenware, Painted or otherwise decor-
ated 60 Embroideries, cotton, 40 per ct. ; linen, 30
per ct • silk 5o
Engravings, Drawings and Etchings 25
Fans (except Palm Leaf, free) 35 Feathers of all kinds (except for beds, downs) 25
Flowers, artificial, for millinery purposes 50
Fruits, green, ripe, dried, free ; preserved 35
Furniture, finished 35 Furs, manufactured 30
Games (except ivory and bone articles)
German Silver, manufactured 45
Glass, manufactures of, cut, engraved, polished, etc . 45 Gloves, kid or leather, wholly or partly man-
ufactured 50 Gold, manufactures of (except jewelry
trimmings and pens) 45 Hair, human, raw, 20 per ct. ; cleaned, 30
per ct.; manufactured 35
Hats, Bonnets, all kinds (except woolen) 30
Hosiery : Cotton, 40; silk, 50; wool, knit,
value, S0c. per lb. or less, 35c. per lb. and
35 per cent. Wool, knit, value above S0c.
per lb., 35c. per lb. and 40
Jewelry (real or mock) 0f all kinds....... 25 Lace : Cotton, 40 per cent. ; linen or flax,
30 per cent.; silk.... 50
Leather, manufactures of ..... 30 • Linen, brown, bleached, duck, canvas, pad-
ding, etc... 35
Liquors, ale, beer and porter in bottles, 35c
per gal.; otherwise than in bottles, 20C. gal ;
Spirituous in bottles, $2.00 per proof gal and 3c. for each bottle ; otherwise than in bottles, $2.00 per proof gallon.
Marble, manufactures of (see Statuary) 50 Meerschaum, crude, raw, cleaned, waxed or
polished Free Medicinal Preparations, 25; if proprietary.. 50
Metal, all manufactures of 45
Musical Instruments, all kinds and parts of 25
Paintings, oil 0r water colors 30
Papier Maché, manufactures of 30 Perfumery (except Alcohol, $s per gal. extra) 50
Periodicals.. . . . Free Photographs, Lithographs, Drawings, etc.. 25
Plants, living, free; artificial 50 Plated, Britannia and Gilt Wares of all kinds, 35
Pocket-books, Card Cases (except silk) 35
Precious Stones, real or imitations, unset 10
Razors 50 Scrap-books, paper, 15 per ct. ; Leather, 30
per ct. ; Silk 50 Shawls, camel's-hair or other wool, 35c. per
lb. and 40
Silk, manufactures of 50
Smokers' Articles,Pipes, etc 70
Soaps (fancy, perfumed, 15c. per lb.).... 20
Statuary (alabaster or spar, 10 per ct.) 30 Surgical Instruments, including Scissors.. • • Toilet Preparations 50
Toys of any material... 35 Umbrellas and Parasols : silk, alpaca, 50 per
cent. ; all other 40
Velvet : Cotton, 40 per cent. ; silk ...... 50
Watches, and parts of 25
Wine, In bottles, $1.60 doz. qts. ; otherwise than in bottles, 50c. per gal. Champagne, $7.00 per doz. qts. and 3c. each bottle.
Wood, manufactures of 35
Wool, manufactures of, or part wool, value
not over 80c. per lb., 35c. per lb. and 35
NOTES ON ARTICLES FREE OF DUTY. Personal Effects and Household Goods, when old and in use enter free, it they accompany the owner. If the owner is already in the United States, he must make affidavit, stating steamer and date of his arrival, and that he used t he articles abroad for more than a year. The duty on old clothing, if not free, as above, is the same as on new clothing, as per regular tariff.
Cigars.—Every passenger arriving in a port 0f the United States can bring with him fifty cigars free of duty.
Inheritances, Presents from Abroad, even if they are old, and properly household effects, must pay duty.
Tools of Trade, instruments, professional books, theatrical wardrobes, are free as personal effects as above.
Watches and Guns.—Every person corning from abroad is entitled to enter one watch and one gun of foreign manufacture free.
Works of Art.—Paintings, statuary, etc., are free, if household effects, as above.
Effects of an American Citizen who died abroad can be returned free, if accompanied by a consular certificate.
Messrs. C. B. Richard & Co. will furnish blank forms of oath required, will give any information desired, and will attend promptly to any Custom House business entrusted to them.