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MINISTRY OF FOOD Large Quantity of Used MEAT COUPONS + STAMPS

£6.00

MINISTRY OF FOOD Large Quantity of Used MEAT COUPONS + STAMPS

A brown paper King George VI stamped and addressed envelope filled with meat coupons – some bear the names of the Holder’s Surname: eg

James, Williams, Twinberrow, Pritchard, Blackwell, Evans, Davies, Saunders, Llewellyn, Weeks, Bevan, Morgan, Blackwell, Bufton, Langford, Lewis, Fisher, Hames, Pascoe ...

Inclusive of Special Coupon Page – Number Three. Some of which are stapled together others can be found paper clipped. Most are loose. All used and retained within the envelope bearing the address: 15 Llwynbach Terr. Hollybush, Nr. Blackwood, Mon.

The two used stamps are blue 2 ½ d and green 2 d.

Condition commensurate with age and photographs as seen.

History : In the United Kingdom, during the Second World War and for some years afterwards foods such as meat, butter and margarine, bacon and ham, sugar and cooking fats were rationed due to food shortages. The Ministry of Food was created especially to control rationing and fix food prices – they also issued ration books. The book contained a number of coupons related to rationed foods – when these foodstuffs were bought, the coupons were either handed over or marked. This was to ensure that people were limited in the amount they could buy. Rationing continued until the 1950s. Ironically, many people’s diets improved as a result of rationing.

SKU DH359 205

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