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Hungarian WWII Food Voucher

 
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Posted 03/19/2020   12:56 am  Show Profile Check docgfd's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add docgfd to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This Hungarian revenue is described as: '1943 1944 - HUNGARY - pumpkin seed - WW2 WWII - food voucher - revenue tax stamp - USED - agriculture - 5 kg.'

Can someone explain the basis / reason for using the term 'pumpkin seed' in the description?



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Posted 03/19/2020   01:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vayolene to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"tökmag" is "pumpkin seed" in hungarian language.
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Edited by vayolene - 03/19/2020 01:06 am
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Posted 03/19/2020   01:23 am  Show Profile Check docgfd's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add docgfd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ah, OK, thank you for the quick answer !

Would you happen to know if this is a voucher for being able to buy 5Kg of pumpkin seeds, or is it a revenue stamp taxing 5Kg of seeds?
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Posted 03/19/2020   06:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Tim H to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'd say this is a food voucher stamp. I imagine it would also have been used as a documentary revenue stamp as well (ie, stick it on a receipt and initial it as proof of payment or exchange). It comes from very troubled times
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Posted 03/19/2020   10:19 am  Show Profile Check docgfd's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add docgfd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, Tim.
My father was Hungarian, and I know quite a bit of the family history during this era, but clearly need to study-up on the country's history...time to find a good book that goes over it.
I find it amazing that a voucher would be needed for something as mundane as a bag of seeds (as viewed from a modern-day perspective).
Cheers,
George
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Posted 03/21/2020   01:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add danko to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well, we need vouchers for toilet paper now. Even more mundane than pumpkin seeds.
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Posted 03/31/2020   2:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BrooklynBoy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Docgfd:

I clicked on this out of curiosity, so I apologize in advance for not being able to offer up any useful answers.

Have you learned anything else about this Food Voucher Stamp and its history?
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