Very hard to find!
Date: Tuesday December 5, 1944. (On this day German troops steal all the silver coin in Utrecht)
Restaurant: Encore Restaurant.
Location: 9 East 48th Street, New York.
Size when open: 11 x 18 inches - 2 panel paper menu.
Contains the 1943 WWII war-time rationing OPA Regulations Statement! OPA was the Office Of Price Administration that issued ration stamps and set maximum pricing allowed for restaurants so that over-inflated high prices would not occur during the war. Meat & other items were in very short supply, so restaurants came up with clever marketing ideas such as certain meatless days. The OPA statement was printed on menus to show they were in compliance with the rationing regulations.
Check out the prices!
Blue Plate Special Roast Ham Garni... $1.00
Broiled Filet Of Sole Lemon Butter... $.90
French Lamb Chops... $1.25
Apricot Melba... $.45
Condition: Most of our menus were actually used in the restaurant-bar, so there may be writing, wear & tear, spots, stains, creases, etc. So please examine the images closely! Very well used! Plenty of edge wear & edge tears, fold line tears as well. Folded down the middle and twice across the middle. Condition is... handle with care!