Ww2 ration books with stamps

Rubber was the first commodity rationed followed by gasoline and foodstuff such as sugar, coffee, meats butter, canned goods, and shoes and clothing. Every person must see that his war ration book is kept in a sage place and properly used. This new ration book, replacement for present books when their stamps are used up, will be distributed during the early summer. Ww2 replica documents ration books id cards etc etc. By 1942 many other foodstuffs, including meat, milk, cheese, eggs and cooking fat were also on the ration. Interesting question, since i have some as family heirlooms, meaning they are not for sale. Parents are responsible for the safekeeping and use of their childrens war ration books. 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. 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. You had to have ration stamps to buy things at the store.

What is the value of world war 2 ration books with all the. A world war 2 ration book template containing 12 pages and a front and back cover. Red stamps were used to ration meat and butter, and blue stamps were used to ration processed foods. Once a persons ration stamps were used up for a month, she couldnt. War ration stamps may be used only by or for the person named and described in the war ration book. Each stamp authorized a purchase of rationed goods in the quantity and time designated, and the book guaranteed each family its fair share of goods made scarce, thanks to the war. To enable making change for ration stamps, the government issued red point tokens to be given in change for red stamps, and blue point tokens in change for blue stamps. The government introduced rationing because certain things were in short supply, and to ensure that everyone got their. Of the 180,000,000 printed, 123,000,000 were issued.

Once a persons ration stamps were used up for a month. Within a matter of weeks of these two staples being rationed, coupon books began to be issued to canadians from coast to coast citizens filled out applications and were mailed ration books in the post, the first wave of which was sent out on august 31, 1942. Stamps lettered a,b,c were to be used only during mar. Once a persons ration stamps were used up for a month, she couldnt buy any more of that type of food. War ration book two ration coupons on the home front. War ration book one ration coupons on the home front. Get the best deals on war ration book when you shop the largest online selection at. Collection consists of ration coupons, stickers, permits, and certificates for tires, bicycles. The site genealogy today offered a database to search for ration books. Print or photocopy onto coloured card and staple together. Coupons and rationing during world war ii dealhack. The coupons, smaller than postage stamps and stuffed into three little booklets, were for staples like sugar, gas, coffee and milk. If your war ration book one was issued to you on application by a member of your family, the number of stamps torn from the books of the family was based on the amount of sugar owned by the family, and was divided as equally as possible among all the books.

Here is the once lost color version of how to use your ration coupons. The first ration book was introduced in the us in 1942, with people receiving their first one on may 4 th the same year. Staining, soiling and other cosmetic damage would detract from the resale value of your wwii era ephemera. Green stamps will be replacing blue stamps in new ration book 3. Ration stamps became a kind of currency with each family being issued a war ration book. Unfollow ration books to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. This is another extremely rare collectible book two wwii war ration books, along with stamps inside, is a musthave for any historical collector. Shortly after the commencement of world war two, rationing was introduced in canada on january 24, 1942, to limit the use of imported food and to free up supplies for the military and their allies. A look back at the canadian ration coupon books of ww2. Guide to the world war ii ration coupon collection, 1942. Identification of item, in the world war ii ration coupon collection, 19421946, david m. Pricing depends on rarity, and they get more value, the more provenance you can document tying it to particular families, particular persons, and so on. World war ii ration books bridgeport history center.

During the second world war, you couldnt just walk into a shop and buy as much. Your first ration book has been issued to you, originally containing 28 war ration stamps. War ration books and tokens were issued to each american family, dictating. The opa set up complicated rules for rationing everything from beef to bubble gum and from sugar to shoes. As 42 wore on, other foods such as coffee and tea made it onto the ration list. Red and blue stamps have been from ration book number two. World war 2 ration books the war ration was not very high. Ration books were exceedingly valuable to american consumers during the war, and people even carried them in special holders to keep them safe.

Rationing was regulated by the office of price administration and ration books holding stamps used for purchasing goods were distributed to all citizens. World war ii 1942 ration wallet, books, stamps and opa tokens. These books also offered personal information about the family, and a genealogy site on the web suggested that they were a good source for familyhistory research. It still cost money, but you couldnt even buy it unless you had stamps. War ration tokens for sale military collectibles for sale. The stamps contained in this book are valid only after the lawful holder of this book has signed the certificate below, and are. See more ideas about wwii, ration stamp and wartime recipes. New listing ww2 id cards and post war ration books family collection of books. Great savings free delivery collection on many items. The ration books contained removable stamps good for certain rationed items, like sugar, meat, cooking oil, and canned goods.

To conserve rubber and gasoline, a countrywide speed limit of 35miles per hour was implemented. Background paper contains stylized great seal and the phrase u. This freed even more goods for use by the armed forces. Earlier this month, a resident brought to police a series of world war two ration booklets including stamps used for food and a variety of. Each page is separate so you can include what you need. Lost ration books was a major headache because you couldnt buy the rationed items without the stamps. Ration book four was printed in red, blue and green. Ration books became a way of life for everyone at home during world war ii. Making an exception to my pre1922 only rule, here are some high quality scans of u. Posters say rationing is the fairest way to deal with shortages. In addition, it was considered patriotic not to use all of ones ration stamps. The war ration stamps are very common and the demand for them in the collectors circle is not very high.

The following instructions apply to your first book and will apply to any later books, unless otherwise ordered by the office of price administration. 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. Buy ww2 ration book and get the best deals at the lowest prices on ebay. To get your classification and ration stamps, you had to certify to a local board. War ration stamps were a common item, and they are not in high demand as a collectible item, making their value fairly low.

Unfollow world war 2 ration books to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. At auction, the two sets of ration books did not generate a lot of bids. Other meat value of 1 shilling and 2 pence equivalent to 2 chops cooking fat 4 oz. Initially used to ration sugar, coupons were later designated for other products. See more ideas about books, world war and world war two. How to use your ration coupons color version youtube. Image courtesy northwestern university library enlarge image as if overseeing price controls werent enough of a job, the federal office of price administration opa also presided over the bigger job of rationing. Imagine what it was like during world war ii, when rationing meant you. Every american was issued a series of ration books during the war.

Rationing was introduced temporarily by the british government several times during the 20th century, during and immediately after a war at the start of the second world war in 1939, the united kingdom was importing 20 million long tons of food per year, including about 70% of its cheese and sugar, almost 80% of fruit and about 70% of cereals and fats. I was given 6 war ration books with most of the stamps still in them. Consumers actively traded stamps with each other so they could get the items they wanted. This book is the property of the united states government. Americans also coped with rationing and coupon books by engaging in a widespread system of bartering.

I forgot to schedule a thanksgiving post, so after the rabid consumerism many americans display on black friday weekend and throughout the christmas shopping season, i think this topic is, in a way, highly relevant to the holidays. Vintage lot of 3 wwii homefront war ration books with leather case and tokens. Rationing began on 8th january 1940 when bacon, butter and sugar were rationed. The first war ration stamps given out were for sugar. This article may feature affiliate links to amazon or other companies, and purchases made via these links may earn us a small commission at no additional. Grocers and other business people would post what your ration could buy that week. Each member of the family was issued ration books, and it was the challenge of the homemaker to pool the stamps and plan the familys meals within the set limits. Watch 6 ww ii war ration books 4 book one, 2 book no. A person could not buy a rationed item without also giving the grocer the right ration stamp. Canadian war ration books food rationing in canada 1942. In order to obtain a later book, the first book must be turned in. Every american was entitled to a series of war ration books filled with stamps that could be used to buy restricted items along with payment, and within weeks of. Each stamp was worth 1 lb of sugar and was given a designed two week period during.

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