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I don't necessarily think that is a good idea because wheat goes bad, but it is still very interesting!
My Mom collected them all through the '60s. They actually had S&H Green Stamp stores where you would go to redeem your books for small appliances and such.
We had S&H Green Stamps in my small town until the mid 80’s.
The actual directions for use and redemption are printed on the back side. You would make a purchase and attach a stamp in the block areas. Once filled it was worth fifty cents.
The scrip mainly came into existence due to Roosevelts Bank Holiday in 1933 which cut people off from their money and resulted in a shortage of cash in most communities. The scrip was a local way to combat the problem and it continued for some time afterward.
There was similar scrip issued during the panic of 1907.
Catalog # for the OP note is OR286-.50
Pilot Rock issued 4 different pieces of scrip a 25 cent, 50, and $1 in paper and a $1 note in leather.
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