Alberta Prosperity Certificate

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MakesCents
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Alberta Prosperity Certificate

Post by MakesCents » Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:41 pm

I had never seen one of these before yesterday and now it's mine. I guess the Social Credit government of Alberta in 1936 tried to stimulate the economy during the depression with these. The idea being that if you didn't spend it in the first week then you had to purchase a one cent stamp and affix it to the back, then the second week another one cent stamp etc. The program was supposed to run for two years but was cancelled after one. A lot of places, would not accept them including the government. They made a total of 239,000.
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troubadour
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Re: Alberta Prosperity Certificate

Post by troubadour » Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:34 pm

i knew nothing about these. thanks for sharing

redcent
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Re: Alberta Prosperity Certificate

Post by redcent » Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:00 pm

I had never heard of these either. Have some family there. Maybe have them keep an eye peeled.....thanks for sharing. MakesCents

beachcow
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Re: Alberta Prosperity Certificate

Post by beachcow » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:01 pm

Very cool. August 5th is my anniversary, but I don't think my wife would appreciate it as much as I do.
These are referenced on page 9 of the Charlton catalogue.
Thanks for sharing.

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