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Stamp Book

Stamp Book

Credit: Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 3.5" H x 5.5" W

Physical Description

Printed paper.

General History

In an effort to support the war, the government issued “War Bonds,” savings bonds whose purchase went to the war effort. So that buying bonds wouldn’t be such a burden, stamp books were created. Each week a stamp was purchased for a small amount, like 10 cents. When you accumulated enough stamps and your booklet was full, you received a bond.


Keywords

Country: United States
War: World War II
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