The sale of counterfeit and stolen ration stamps to a retail gasoline dealer in the United States during World War II.
United States USA Date:1943 Duration:5 min 43 sec Sound:Yes
A film titled 'Gas Racket' dramatizes the sale of counterfeit and stolen ration stamps to a retail gasoline dealer in the United States during World War II. Interior of a bar shows a gasoline peddler taking a look at counterfeit gasoline ration stamps being printed. The peddler shows counterfeit gasoline ration stamps to a gasoline dealer. The dealer checks the counterfeit stamps and talks to a woman in an open convertible. The dealer pays the peddler for the counterfeit stamps he buys. A car refueled at the gasoline station. The dealer places the counterfeit stamps received from the peddler and customers on a gum sheet and endorses them. The dealer buys gasoline from his distributor against bingo sheets. The distributor deposits these bingo sheets in a bank from where it passes on to the OPA (Office of Price Administration) auditors for verification. The stamps are separated by the OPA auditors and are detected by women trained for detection of illegal ration currency.
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