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    a27cromwell
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    Got this print from a friend for my birthday . Bit of a mystery as to what it is as it perferated to remove the coupons printed on the rear . The size is standard 11 x 8.5 inches . Text on the coupon in Spanish -Forge of Alcala , voucher for a bag of food , only company workers . Alcala of Hanares (town/city north Madrid , Spain ) . We think its a ration coupon , WW2 . Any ideas ? frontrear

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    grantinvanman
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    Definitely a food ration from a steel forge for the workers; Spain supported the Nazi war effort, obviously, after the SCW ended. “Neutral” but not.

    The “Azul Division” on the obverse, is a reference to the 250th Infantry Division “Blue Division” , a unit of Francoist volunteers who served on the Eastern Front.

    Neat find!

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    a27cromwell
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    Thank you . It seems the guy my friend got this from has a couple more for sale . Might have to drop by and take them off his hands .

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    grantinvanman
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    If you acquire more, could I suggest getting archival grade sleeves for these? They will be more expensive than other storage methods, but having spent some years in a military museum, paper of that era, particularly with the lower printing quality of the era, and possibly some glue (are they stamp style for a booklet?), you need to do something to preserve them.

    Enjoy!

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    a27cromwell
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    Good idea , thank you .

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