WWII – War Ration Booklet

This is another very cool find from the past that I have to share here. It’s my grandfather’s, or my great-grandmother’s, booklet of war ration stamps.

The instructions on the back of the booklet are fascinating, and offer a reminder of the reality of wartime rationing:

Rationing is a vital part of your country’s war effort. Any attempt to violate the rules is an attempt to deny his share and will create hardship and help the enemy.

This book is the Goverment’s assurance of your right to buy your fair share of certain goods made scarce by war. Price ceilings have also been established for your protection…………

Give your whole support to rationing and thereby conserve our vital goods. Be guided by the rule: “If you don’t need it, DON’T BUY IT.”

{By the way, only three stamps are missing!}

Can you even imagine such a scenario today? And if not, is that a good thing, or not?


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I love Maine. I hate mosquitoes. I prefer the bottom half of a muffin to the top. Baseball yes. Boxing no. Oh, and I have 3 boys in middle school. This is my blog.
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2 Responses to WWII – War Ration Booklet

  1. Liz says:

    Wow! That is fascinating!

  2. DH says:

    Shared sacrifice during wartime? That is SO 1940s.

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