Recto: Image related to Don Quixote. Verso: perforated and divided into ten small ration coupons.
Coupons for 2 céntimos each
The ration coupons were likely made during the 1970s and bear no resemblance to any surviving examples of real or official ration coupons printed and issued during the Spanish Civil War.
Sheet No.76: Portrait of Miguel Cervantes, with images of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza along with other emblems from the novel, divided across 10 perforated coupons. Verso features coupons valued at two céntimos, presumably for use in the company store of the Forges at Alcala, Alcala de Henares (Madrid), 1937.
A central bust of Miguel Cervantes is surrounded by small motifs related to the novel - a windmill, a candle, quill pen, church, line of chained prisoners and bust of a suit of armor. Below are partial figures of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza with a crossed lance and sword. The whole is segmented into ten individually framed elements.
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Supposed ration coupon posters issued during the Spanish Civil War and the early 1940s
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Digitized from Item 76, Supposed ration coupon posters issued during the Spanish Civil War and the early 1940s (HC385 .S87 1936), Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, The Ohio State University Libraries.