1942 Billfold. OLD. Poll tax receipt. White Co AR tax receipt.

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage

1942 0ld billfold poll tax property tax

You think this looks old?

old billfold open

How about this one?  You can see it is ancient!

date of billfold

The probable date that it was in action. 1942.  Perhaps it was carried through the war.  Now we see two more interesting items.  A poll tax receipt and a receipt for paying White County AR personal property tax. Total tax was 80 cents. 

poll tax receipt 

personal property tax receipt 1942

This old billfold was found at an estate sale and makes me wonder whether some gentleman carried it off to war with him.  There is a name, a Mr. Casey from Pangburn AR.  If anyone knew him perhaps we can learn more about him.  It is extremely interesting to view items from 1942.  According to history, the Great Depression and World War II lasted from 1929 - 1945.  Mr. Casey could have carried this billfold all the way through.  He definitely loved the billfold.



Comments (4)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Barbara, you can find lots of very interesting things in an estate sale, where the owner has lived for years and years.

Jun 13, 2023 11:57 AM
Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

That certainly lives up to it's name 'Bill Fold'. Now we typically call them wallets.

The shape looks like it was handy for carrying folded up bills such as the White County personal property Tax bill.

The name wallet came about with the arrival of credit cards. Wallets are designed to better carry credit cards.


Jun 13, 2023 12:33 PM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

That's good info, Don!  Thanks.

Jun 13, 2023 05:32 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I had to smile when you described that receipt as being ancient.  I was actually born the year after.  And, yes, I guess I'm ancient!😊

Jun 13, 2023 06:59 PM