War ration book one

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    Issued to the public May 4-May 7, 1942. Of the 180,000,000 printed, 123,000,000 were issued. Initially used to ration sugar, coupons were later designated for other products. Stamps #1-4 - designated for sugar. Each stamp was worth 1 lb of sugar and was given a designed two week period during which it must be used. Stamps #5-6 - 2 lbs of sugar each and valid for a 4-week period. Stamp #7 - consumer bonus of 2 lbs of sugar for use between July 10-Aug. 22, 1942. Stamp #13 - 5 lbs sugar for 2 2/3 months expiring on Aug. 15, 1943. Stamp #14 - 5 lbs sugar for 2 1/2 months Aug. 16-Nov. 1, 1943. Stamps #15-16 - validated for 5 lbs of sugar each, for home canning. Stamp #17 - designated for a pair of shoes. Stamp #18 -1 pair shoes between June 16-Oct. 31, 1943. Stamps #19-28 - designated as coffee stamps, valid for 1 lb. of coffee each for five weeks.
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