Military Payment Certificates (MPC) range from 5 cents to $20 and were used specifically overseas by the military and authorized civilians. The Secretary of War approved their use 7 August 1946. They were first issued 16 Sep in Europe and 29 Sep in the Pacific. They are no longer used as currency.
Spent over an hour sitting down with the museum curator at the US Army Finance Corp Museum at Fort Jackson, SC and will post the results soon. I also coordinated a return trip for November-December time frame so again if anyone has questions please send them to me at email@example.com.
Picked up this new purchase:
Listed all the notes in the trading area on eBay if you are intested in picking any up cheap.
Looks like the next show I will be attending will be right here in Columbia, SC on the 5th of November. That should give me time to both save some $$$ and work on new want lists! The last show in Aiken, SC turned out pretty good but spent way to much.
I have contacted the curator of the US Army Finance Museum to get some reference material from him here in the near future and to also pick his brains if I have any questions that I come up with during my research.
If anyone has any questions they would like answered he seems to be a pretty good resource. You can send me any questions to my e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put MPC in the subject so I know not to discard it as spam.
I changed the template colors as requested (I hope it is easier to read). I have added about 90% of what I have of my own collection so far and hope to get the rest added this weekend as well as individual scans of what I have for trade.
Still looking for my AAFES POGS (they are in a box from deployment still). I don't have that many, but picked some selective ones while down range. Primarily the super hero ones and some of the holograms. I guess if you collect things it's only natural to adapt to your environment and collect what is available and POGS where the coins of deployment.