As with all collectibles, it depends. I am only speaking here of WWII Ration Stamp Books. The largest consideration is condition--not only of the boolket folder, but of the stamps thatmay still be inside. From recent purchases from several dealers int he stamp collecting business, purchase price ranges between $2.00 (few stamps) and $15.00 (many stamps). If you chose to sell to one of these dealers, the offering price would probably be about 50% of that.
Ration books were handed out during the World War 2, to help ration food, fuels & other important products.
The food stamp program was started in the 1960's.. no such thing as 1940 food stamps. There were ration stamps for food and gas in the forties during WW2
A ration stamp is similar to that of a food stamp. A ration stamp (or card) was given to the people of a country by their government and could be exchanged for food. This was mainly used during wartimes when things like bread, sugar, and coffee are in short supply and must be evenly divided among a group of people.
Food ration books from 1943 sell for anywhere between $5 to about $100. If the item is in good condition, and it has a traceable provenance, it will likely be on the higher end of that scale.
The Ministry of Food
The European countries involved in World War 1 introduced food rationing. Obviously, this involved issuing ration-books.
Go to this web page and bring up each book. example book 2 the stamps have a M on them ,that was for meat: http://www.scvs.com/stamp/exhib/ration/ Ration books were used in WW2. The government rationed food so we could feed our soldiers at war and feed civilians at the same time. Ration stamps came inside the book and had to be presented so you could actually buy rationed goods. Some goods were: canned foods, sugar, eggs, coffee, sugar, meats. Without a ration stamp, you could not buy rationed foods. There were very strict rules about exactly how to use them. Try searching "ration Books" , there are many sites which include more information.
Everyone had to have a ration book and per week to get their food supply and the deliverers have to stamp the book to show they had their amount of food for that week
I have an old paper food stamp and i was wanting to know what it would be worth now. It's a 1999 $1.00 paper stamp. It's in great shape.
because they ran out of food so they sold things in the black market.
The colour of a ration book was very important as it made sure you had the right amount and types of food needed for your health. There are three different colours. Buff coloured ration books were for most aduts. Green ration book were for pregnant women, nursing mothers and children under 5. Blue ration books were for children between the age of 5 and 16 years old.
Where did the children of WW2 get their food?In the US they got food from their own victory gardens, farmers, ranches, orchards and grocery stores. They could buy food with their own ration books. Usually the mothers did the shopping and the child presented his or her ration books to the cashiers. They could also get food at cafeterias and restaurants in the cities or towns.In the UK the children got their food from the same types of places however when they were sent to rural places to be protected during the Blitz they were able to get food on farms where they lived or from the growers. They had their own ration books too. (there were some problems with that but that is another story)In New Zealand and Australia the kids went through the same thing the UK children did. They too had ration books and some had been evacuated too. But they were able to get food from the same places as in America.
A ration stamp or ration card is a stamp or card issued by a government to allow the holder to obtain food or other commodities that are in short supply during wartime or in other emergency situations. Ration stamps were widely used during World War II by both sides after hostilities caused interruption to the normal supply of goods. They were also used after the end of the War while the economies of the belligerents gradually returned to normal.
To ration food during wartime.
In the UK, Ration Books wee issued by the Ministry of Food.
You were given ration tickets that were barely worth any food that you had to claim at public government stands that always ran out of food.
Books that are used for rations in the war because of Germans shooting down food transporters.
Ofcource; only, for political correctness the name has changed; and they are now called "Food Stamps"
They would be registered at certain shops - their local butcher, greengrocer, and so on. On presenting their ration books, the shopkeepers would give them the rations allowed, and remove the number of stamps required.
They used ration coupons to get food and other necessities.
Food was divied using ration tickets, and so was oil and sugar.
There wasnt much food because supply boats were being destroyed by the luftwaffe so the food we had was rationed or it would have run out.
Because we needed the food for the troops abroad, so we had to ration it so there was no food shortage
During World War 2 ration cards were used due to the shortage of food. Food was therefore rationed and could not be obtained without the ration card thus ensuring everyone had their correct allowance (Ration).