Vintage Island Creek Stores Company Scrip Coupon Book, Advance Pay Credit for Miners

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Island Creek Stores Company Scrip Coupon Book.

These books were issued in an advance of wages, but were only good at the company store.

The book offered here is the $25.00 value for the entire book. Inside there are sheets of coupons for One dollar, 50 cents, 25 cents, 10 cents, 5 cents, and 1 cent. Each denomination is a different color. Each sheet has 5 coupons on it, perforations between each coupon made for easy removal.

There are 2 sheets of dollar coupons, 4 sheets of 50 cent, 2 sheets of 25 cents, 3 sheets of 10 cents, 3 sheets of 5 cents, and 5 sheets of 1 cent. This coupon book comes directly out of the box it was originally packed in from the printer, never used or issued.

I obtained a case of these, each box still with the original tape sealed on the box, from the printer. Sometimes the staple that holds the book together will leave a rust colored line on the book packed next to it, this is simply due to the humidity and age of the books, all of these came out of sealed cartons of 90 books per box. These books are the same used throughout the company’s stores located in other states and areas. Just giving you some background info on this particular set.

The books are all individually serial numbered. You will not get the one shown in the scanned photo, since I took this one apart to fully scan it. But the book will be identical in all ways except for the serial number and no tickets will be removed, basically as it would have been issued.

These were issued by Island Creek Coal Mining Company to its workers for pay advances. The inside front cover list rules governing the use of coupon books. The last two pages one which is in photo shows where worker would sign for the booklet a duplicate would be removed and held by the company. This was a sweet deal for the coal companies.

My grandfather, a coal miner often used scrip to tie them over in lean times. These were from a different mining company, but worked the same way.

Imagine paying your employees with money they can only use to buy things from your store.!!

A nice piece a history for the collector of scrip, script, coal mining items, or the history buff. A neat conversation piece also.

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Average review
Packaged extremely well. Which was very important because I purchased this item for sentimental reasons. My boyfriends father recently passed and his college thesis was done on the Island Creek Coal Mining community. I purchased this so we could frame it next to a copy of his fathers thesis. I was astonished when I saw this item for sale. The item is in pristine condition and as I stated the packing was impeccably done with care. Thank you so much
Feb 13, 2018 by lvponies28
Mar 7, 2017 by amkins115
Fast Shipping ! great booklet ! Great deal!!!("J
Feb 6, 2017 by onhisway
Thank you for quick shipping!
Jul 11, 2016 by Joany
Just as described, thank u!!!
May 12, 2016 by Misty Tackett

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