Item: Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) Individual Beer Ration Coupon Book
How obtained: Gift from a friend
Details: The LCBO used to provide "residence consumers" with an individual beer ration coupon book in order to purchase beer in the province under the old Liquor Control Act of Ontario (now Liquor Licence Act).
This book (#52253 D) belonged to a gentleman by the name of Oscar Baker of Sunderland, Ontario and was issued on February 7th, 1946 at LCBO store #406 in Lindsay (which is now store #82).
Interesting notes: "The gallonage of beer available for consumption is not sufficient to permit an unrestricted sale, and thus has made necessary the issuance and use of this individual Beer Ration Coupon Book. Prior to the issuance of this book, the applicant's (if civilian) National Registration Certificate must be endorsed"
1 unit of beer = 1 carton of six small bottles
2 units of beer = 2 cartons of six small bottles or 1 carton of twelve small bottles or 1 carton of six large bottles
The actual coupon states the following information:
This coupon when detached by supplier permits sale of
Canadian Beer When Available
W.G. Webster, Chief Commissioner,
Liquor Control Board of Ontario
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