During WWI citizens were encouraged to help fund the war by buying several types of stamps that could eventually be redeemed for cash.

One program was the 25-cent thrift stamps program. Although these stamps did not accumulate interest, unlike the war savings certificate stamps, they enabled individuals to gradually purchase enough thrift stamps to buy a $5 war savings certificate.

This thrift card belonged to Harvey Bowen of Grass Range, Montana. It contains eight 25-cent thrift stamps and one $5 war savings certificate stamp.

Question about this artifact? Email the Collections Manager, Hal Sellars.

Every artifact in the Air Mobility Command Museum, including this one, is part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program. We are not able to loan artifacts in the museum's collection.

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