Thursday, February 7, 2013

Money Wisdom #77

"...in districts adjoining French Indo-China a fair supply of lipsticks was secured before communications had been interrupted by the Japanese occupation of that country. In some towns lipsticks became a favourite medium of exchange. Almost anything could be bought against payment in scores of lipsticks which changed hands many times without being used."

Paul Einzig Primitive Money (1948) p.313

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