Originally posted 22 May 2012
Though rum was used as a de facto currency in Australia, Colonial America, and other places, I haven’t found any examples of coinage or paper currency that actually feature rum barrels. The case is different with stamps, as you can see from these examples.
First, a distillery from the Netherlands Antilles, date unknown:
From Cuba in 1982, a barrel of rum:
And a stamp that wasn’t issued by a government, but nevertheless will get your mail delivered if you are fortunate enough to live in Hawaii. A local delivery company issues beautiful stamps commemorating Hawaiiana, like this one:
Know of any other stamps or currency that feature rum or distilleries? I’d like to see them.