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Civil Defense Volunteer Organization Uniform
Wool, silk, metal
Artist/Maker:Saks Fifth Avenue
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Token; red cardboard; "OPA / 1 / RED POINT" on both sides
First issued in 1944, these tokens were used to ration retail items, such as foodstuff, gasoline and tires. These tokens were no longer issued by 1945. Tokens were either red or blue, and were issued with various letter combinations.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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