Defense Bonds become War Bonds become Savings Bonds

Monday, August 30th, 2004
Categorized as: Savings Bond history

I need to find out about War Bonds and Defense Bonds from 1941. Where I can I find more information?

Tom’s response

First check out Herb Kugel’s article on, Home Front 1941-45: Buy War Bonds. Kugel’s long article gives a complete picture of the early history of Savings Bonds.

Then, just for fun, check out these images of War Bond posters maintained by the Northwestern University library.

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One Comment

On April 2nd, 2008 butch said:

I have several 1916-1922 original war b onds and would like to find out if they are any value??? Please e mail a response if you know or where i can find information??

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June 1, 2010

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