Coupon Booklet

We have come across several of these coupon books in the collection, but the records would benefit from some additional information. This coupon book was issued to F. C. Bitter in November of 1943.

Coupon Booklet

Coupon Booklet

This coupon book has a $5.00 value. Were there booklets with less or more value?  Was $5.00 a common value for a coupon booklet?

What would one buy with these coupons?  The back of the booklet (right) reads “for the purpose of supplies at Panama Railroad Commissaries.”  Can anyone give us more specific information about these commissaries?

Did you, your parents or grandparents ever have coupons like these?

If you have any knowledge of these coupon booklets, please share with us in the comments section!

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