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U.S. Federal Reserve Check Dated January 30, 1943

I discovered this old U.S. Treasury check in a group of WWII booklets and photos. The check is made out to the owner of the booklets, etc. and was never redeemed. Is there any collector interest in this sort of item?

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    sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,491 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, it's U.S. Government issued and WW2 dated. The guys who collect MPCs often like this stuff, too.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.
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    SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 7,481 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like it was a payout for tires that were turned in for recycling - rubber was in short supply due to the war and was rationed. To a WWII memorabilia collector it does have interest especially since it was never cashed.

    In memory of my kitty Seryozha 14.2.1996 ~ 13.9.2016 and Shadow 3.4.2015 - 16.4.21
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    Steve_in_TampaSteve_in_Tampa Posts: 1,823 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It’s possible that member @lettow might like to add it to his collection.

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    vonlettowvonlettow Posts: 31 ✭✭

    SaorAlba has it correctly identified. It was for the DSC Idle Tire program. Tires that were not on vehicles (idle tires) were required to be turned in. It was not a voluntary program. The government paid $.20 per tire.

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    sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,491 ✭✭✭✭✭

    And now you have to pay a disposal fee to get rid of tires. Twenty cents each is a good deal.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.
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