i have some questions concerning usda food coupons. in the may/june 2011 issue of Paper Money there was a very good column by peter huntoon and tom conklin on the subject. recently i acquired a few $1 food coupons and decided to list them on ebay. that was a mistake! the listings were up about 3 or 4 days and had bids and then poof, they went away. according to the all-knowing folks at ebay, it is illegal to sell food coupons. the column by peter and tom does contain the section from the food coupon act supporting this fact. the column also states that food coupons are now "fair game for numismatists now that they are demonetized". apparently ebay does not think so. has an official statement ever come from the usda stating that it is ok to buy and sell food stamps? it would be interesting to hear from some of the collectors in this relatively new area of collecting.
Fri, 07/27/2012 - 21:19#1
USDA Food Coupon, Food Stamp