A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from April 10, 2016
“Save your pennies and the sales tax will take care of them”

Pennies are almost worthless, but are often used to pay the odd amounts after a sales tax is added. “Save up your pennies and the sales tax will take care of them” is a sales tax saying that has been cited in print since 1935.


13 February 1935, Coshocton (OH) Tribune, pg. 4, col. 2:
Save up your pennies and the sales tax will take care of them.

Google Books
The Speaker’s Book of Illustrations
By Herbert V. Prochnow
Natick, MA: W.A. Wilde Co.
1960
Pg. 157:
THRIFT
Save your pennies and the sales tax will take care of them.

Google Books
2000 One Liners
Compiled by Larry Oliver
New York, NY: Pocket Books
1970, ©1969
Pg. 221:
Save your pennies, and the sales tax will take care of them.

Google Books
14,000 Quips & Quotes:
For Speakers, Writers, Editors, Preachers, and Teachers

By E. C. McKenzie
Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House
1990, ©1980
Pg. 497:
Save your pennies and the sales tax will take care of them.

Google Books
20,000 Quips & Quotes
By Evan Esar
New York, NY: Barnes & Noble Books
1995, ©1968
Pg. 588:
Save your pennies and the sales tax will take care of them.

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Save your pennies and the sales tax will take care of them.
11:28 AM - 6 Sep 2010

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • Sunday, April 10, 2016 • Permalink