Chicoutimi, QC- Allocation de Chomage/Secours Directs - Various Denominations.
    Allocation de Chomage -
    10 Cents Sep. 27, 1933
    Secours Directs -
    5 Sous May 24, 1933
    10 Sous May 31, 1933
    25 Sous Dec. 14, 1932
    25 Sous June 7, 1933
    50 Sous June 21, 1933
    $2 (2 Piastres) Dec. 13, 1933.
    This lot contains Canadian Depression Scrip. These certificates were unemployment benefits that were issued from 1932-40 in the province of Quebec. That explains why the English language is absent on them. Dates are rubber stamped. These are discussed on pages 84-86 of the twenty-fifth edition of A Charlton Standard Catalogue Canadian Government Paper Money. These notes are also mentioned in Standard Catalog of Depression Scrip in the United States by Ralph A. Mitchell and Neil Shafer on pages 293-96. Very Good-Fine or better with some examples having edge tears and/or edge notches. Each piece is cancelled in purple with "ANNULE" and each is endorsed by various methods by individuals and businesses. There are two major varieties of the Secours Directs and the 5 Sous is a thick paper piece and the other denominations are thin paper examples.

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