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O.P.A. Form No. R-306
Not Valid
Serial No. c12668329
Before 6/12/42


Name: Mrs. C. M. Crafts

Address: 79 Graves Street

City: South Deerfield County: Franklin

State: Mass.

is authorized to accept delivery of
Thirty-eight (38) pounds of sugar

pursuant to Rationing Order No. 3 (Sugar Rationing Regulations) of, and at a price not to exceed the maximum price established by, the Office of Price Administration.

Local Rationing Board No. 106 Date June 12, 1942
  By Sidney Osborne
Signature of issuing officer
Franklin Mass.
County State

This Certificate is not valid unless signed by an issuing officer authorized by the Office of Administration

(c) Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield MA. All rights reserved.
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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: This sugar certificate belonged to Mrs. Caryll M. Crafts of South Deerfield, Massachusetts. Issued by the local rationing board, it authorized her to "accept delivery of" 38 pounds of sugar at a price "not to exceed the maximum price established by the Office of Price Administration (OPA). Rationing became a way of life for people on the home front during World War II (WWII), from 1941-1945. It affected the quantity and kind of food people ate, the distance they could travel, and the clothes they wore. Rationing insured that each person could get his fair share of the products and food goods that were in short supply due to the war effort and import reductions. Factories turned their attention to producing ammunition, guns, airplanes, uniforms, and tanks; consumer goods went first to soldiers and others involved in the war effort. Items like rubber were scarce because they came from the South Pacific, an area occupied by the invading Japanese.


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WWII Sugar Purchase Certificate

printer   Government Printing Office
date   Jun 12, 1942
location   Washington D.C.
height   3.75"
width   7.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Legal Documents/Government/Society Records
accession #   #L05.167

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