The ration books contained removable stamps good for certain rationed items, like sugar, meat, cooking oil, and canned goods. A person could not buy a rationed item without also giving the grocer the right ration stamp. This meant planning meals carefully, being creative with menus, and not wasting food. More than 8, ration boards across the country administered the program.
The first two images explain how ration books were to be used. Many items, such as alcohol, were not rationed, but were in short supply. White - B - Kenneth L. White - B - Lydia R.
This system had been established previously by the BEP for banknotes. Every twenty-four hours, factory workers rolled five new B bombers off of the assembly line. But it was the shortages of various types of food that affected just about everyone on a daily basis. A majority of collections are stored off site and must be requested at least 2 full business days in advance for retrieval. These ration books belonged to a couple.
Inside of ration book. Point Value:. Porterhouse steak.
American cheese. Who Was Eligible. I also have four more with the capital b on the right side. A very insightful article!
Established in , this organization evolved from a group of ration token coin collectors curious as to there different letter markings, into the present hundred member international society whose interests are the study of rationing from any time period and any country. Try finding a Prefix FT Star book, more than 40, were known produced, none to date has been reported.
And then there is the errors, freaks and oddities category that crops up in any collectible area. All are highly sought after. Thanks, Bob. Now, I know exactly what to look for.
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