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In 1947 were postal stamps rationed?


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2011-01-22 20:55:43
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Postage stamps were never rationed. They could be purchased at the post office in any quantities desired. Goods and war related materials were rationed, things such as sugar, butter, shoes, tires and gasoline.

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