World War II Ration Book Four of Mary Stephenson Stanley
This paper booklet was issued in late 1943 by Auriel Oram to Mary Stanley. It has eight pages consisting of 384 rations stamps in blue, red, green and black. These were used to purchase juice, baby food, bottled fruit, and meats during World War II.
Printed on the front cover in black and red ink: 4 / 245|186Y / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / OFFICE OF PRICE ADMINISTRATION / WAR RATION BOOK FOUR / Issued to / MARY STANLEY / NORTH ROUTE / NEW RAYMER, COLORADO / READ BEFORE SIGNING / ... / Void if Altered / Mary Stanley / by Auriel Oram
, Printed on the back cover in black ink: NEVER BUY RATIONED GOODS / WITHOUT RATION STAMPS / NEVER PAY MORE THAN THE LEGAL PRICE / United States Office of Price Adminstration / IMPORTANT: When you have used your ration, salvage the TIN CANS and / WASTE FATS. They are needed to make munitions for our / fighting men. Cooperate with your local Salvage Committee. / U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFCE : 1943