Paper Food Stamp (STAMPS)

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  1. tlasch

    tlasch Penny Hoarder & Food Stamp Aficionado

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  3. Kentucky

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  4. tlasch

    tlasch Penny Hoarder & Food Stamp Aficionado

    Have an updoot, I found that punny!
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  5. CoinBlazer

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    You saying that the welfare I just applied for wont get here for 77 years? oh dear....
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  7. SteveInTampa

    SteveInTampa Innocent bystander

    @NAVY CHIEF , this article you posted is from around 2004 ?
  8. APX78

    APX78 Active Member

    Interesting, when these were made it was probably never thought that they would someday be a collector's item.:)
  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I wonder if the value has changed due to inflation? Is our government aware of this?
  10. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member


    If you hurry, you can get this with your food stamps :p
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  11. George McClellan

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  12. gsalexan

    gsalexan Intaglio aficionado

    These stamps were never intended for use as postage and they have no gum on the back. They were issued in booklets of four, so you will always see at least one straight edge on them. The orange ones could be used to buy anything (except alcohol) and the blue ones were only for commodity foods like dairy, eggs and produce. The cashier would tear them out of the booklet as needed.
  13. lettow

    lettow Senior Member

    Orange stamps were paid for and the purchaser of orange stamps received blue stamps for free. Blue stamps could be used for surplus commodities.

    This is also why there was a need to differentiate blue and orange on change tokens and scrip.

    And they are listed in stamp catalogs along with the cotton stamps.
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