There is just one more thing I wanted to tell you about the department store that I have been talking about in the three previous posts. During the Depression of the 1930s here in the U.S. there was a run on banks. Many of them failing. So the department store printed their own currency.
Sorry about the photo quality-taken through a glass case
They would cash your pay-check giving you part cash and part department store currency. Since the store sold everything you could ever need it was a win win situation for the customer and the department store. I am thinking that this practice was clever marketing.