Tuesday, July 07, 2009

War time ration stamps from WW2

During World War Two there was a great deal of rationing going on as to support the troops and the war machine. Therefore nothing excessive was ever bought or used.
Meat was not very plentiful. Butter was replaced with margarine. Gas of course was very limited in its availability.
When ever anyone, man woman or child went to buy something you needed to pay not only with the money but show you had available stamps to make the purchase.
This booklet belonged to a 12 year old boy and one can see he did not use much of the stamps. But this is a great piece of history dealing with the economic side of America in World war two.