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.
because they ran out of food so they sold things in the black market.
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
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.
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.
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.