World War II Ration Stamps

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My Grandfather’s personal materials included the remains of the original war rations that he had during World War II. Ration Stamps were issued in booklets that were assigned to specific individuals. In my Grandfather’s case he had one book for himself, one for his wife and one for his son (my Dad) who was six years old in 1941. How would this generation respond to such close monitoring of our consumption?

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Reminder on the back of rations paperwork

 

Ration Book containing Ration Stamps.
Ration Book containing Ration Stamps.

 

Ration stamps for coffee.
Ration stamps for coffee.

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