War ration book no 3 1943 half dollar

Red and blue onepoint tokens, like the one in the inset, were used to make making change for rati. As a matter of fact, when a gallup poll on march 5, 1943, asked americans, do you understand how the food point rationing system works. This us government war ration book four is dated 1943. Civilians first received ration books war ration book number one, or the sugar book on 4 may 1942, through more than 100,000 schoolteachers, pta groups, and other volunteers. All of the registrations will be taken at the junior high school. Between 1942 1947, the government issued four different series of ration books. The book is numbered 544171 aa and has the original owners name and address on the front of the booklet. Ration book application signed by beatrice clementine blewett in alexandria, louisiana. The note on the bottom right corner says this application must be mailed between june 1 and june 10, 1943. In 1942, five months after december 8, 1941 the united states entered the second world war, book one series were issued. Information from its description page there is shown below.

Mount airy news newspaper february 19, 1943, mount airy, north carolinafebruary 19, 1948. It is unlawful to sell or give it to any other person or to use it or permit anyone else to use it, except to obtain rationed goods for the person to whom it was issued. It has three stamps inside which are numbered 19, 20, and 22. Of the 180,000,000 printed, 123,000,000 were issued. In addition to the persons name and address, these books also required a physical description of the individual, their sex, and their age.

Each stamp was illustrated with a military symbol such as a naval ship, airplane, tank, gun, horn of plenty or torch of liberty, adding a patriotic flair. But dont sell it untill you get a good idea of the prices people are getting for that kind of thing. The paper stubs, or stamps, in each ration book purchased rationed consumer goods and foods. Etsy your place to buy and sell all things handmade. Civilians first received ration bookswar ration book number one, or the sugar bookon 4 may 1942, through more than 100,000 schoolteachers, pta groups, and other volunteers. There are many forms of rationing, and in western civilization people experience some of them in daily life without. Initially used to ration sugar, coupons were later designated for other products. The first book is a united states of america war ration book one. While tearing down a house, gary pritt, of denmar, found two world war ii war ration stamp books that were issued to william madison boggs, jr. Benton harbor news palladium archives, oct 23, 1943, p. It has the warnings on the front and was printed in 1942. Office of price administration, the paper stubs, or stamps, in each ration book purchased rationed consumer goods and foods. World war ii rationing stamps program, 19431946 overview of the collection title world war ii rationing stamps program dates 19431946 inclusive 1943 1946 quantity 1 box.

This was to prevent hoarding and to ensure everyone got. Rationing is the controlled distribution of scarce resources, goods, services, or an artificial restriction of demand. Ration book four also introduced red and blue cardboard tokens, each valued at onepoint, to be used as change for ration coupon purchases. Can you tell me more about rationing from this period and what the ones i have might be worth. Here is a war ration stamp book that was issued during world war ii but i dont know the exact date of issue but was printed in 1943. Four different series of war ration books were issued. Rationing controls the size of the ration, which is ones allowed portion of the resources being distributed on a particular day or at a particular time. The above photo are blue ration stamps from a real war ration book number two. Ration book four was printed in red, blue and green. Collection consists of ration coupons, stickers, permits, and certificates for tires, bicycles, typewriters, sugar, shoes, fuel oil, gasoline, and food which were issued by the office of price administration between 19421946. Youll notice that they change slightly throughout the war. During spring 1942, the government introduced rationing of certain consumer items that were in short supply. I recently inherited my familys world war ii ration books, including paper coupons and coins.

Mount airy news newspaper archives, feb 19, 1943, p. War ration book three paperback january 1, 1943 by usa office of price administration author. I was given 6 war ration books with most of the stamps still in them. Rationing, allotments, and food during world war i duration. Price new from used from paperback, january 1, 1942 please retry. Rationing of processed foods started march 1st, 1943.

But there are at least a few other reasons you should consider collecting 1943 coins. What is the value of world war 2 ration books with all the. I have shown the front and back cover and a sampling of stamps that were required to buy certain items. Commons is a freely licensed media file repository. War ration book three ration coupons on the home front.

In 1942 rationing had started for sugar, gasoline and other goods. It is unlawful to sell it to any other person, or to use it or permit anyone else to use it, except to obtain rationed goods in accordance with regulations of the office of price administration. Vintage 25 opa red point tokens war ration book no. The red stamps were used to purchase meat and butter. It still cost money, but you couldnt even buy it unless you had stamps.

War ration book no 3 w stamps 3 opa red point 1 blue token california wwii 1943. World war ii ration books, 194345 collection information biographical sketch scope and content note cataloging information processed by emily castle august 2006. During world war ii, ration books were distributed to families by the office of price administration opa to help regulate food shortages as a result of the war. How much is a ration coupon from the depression worth. Each stamp was worth 1 lb of sugar and was given a designed two week period during.

The war ration stamps are very common and the demand for them in the collectors circle is not very high. Some clothing stamps were eventually validated for shoe rationing. Distributed may 20, 1943 the coupons used for food and other commidities. World war 2 ration books the war ration was not very high. If the item is in good condition, and it has a traceable provenance, it will likely be on the higher end of that scale. This book is the property of the united states government. Unfollow world war 2 ration books to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. War ration book one ration coupons on the home front. That means even the very common 1943 steel cents are historic in their own right because they were made to help our troops and allied forces fighting in the war. More than 8,000 ration boards across the country administered the program. Guide to the world war ii ration coupon collection, 1942. They belonged to my mother who passed away in 98 and i am just now going through her memorabilia. It will limit their purchases of sugar beginnning around the middle of march. Staining, soiling and other cosmetic damage would detract from the resale value of your wwii era ephemera.

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