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What Does A "D" Monopoly Form Do and What Do They Look Like?

Say that again? What I am trying to say is, for the "D" forms, what is their purpose, why are they monopoly and what do they look like?

The "D" forms were run at the printer and their purpose was to get you more interested in collecting Red Rose tea cards. The cards already come in the tea boxes and coffee and spices and other products. What could make you more invested to collect? Well, the current series is coming to a close and the next series is gonna start soon. How about offering the current cards for a penny a piece, a complete set for 50¢, the current album for .25¢ if needed and a free album for the upcoming series? Yup, you can get all that by using this form and a few pennies... or you could have back in the day. So what does this form look like? Yes! That's one!

This is a Canadian Series 9 Canadian American Songbirds Coupon, English side.  

We still haven't addressed the question of monopoly. If you will recall the old Parker Brothers Monopoly game, the money in the game had a special look and got the special name of "monopoly money". That's because the money is of a certain look and the paper is always bright and colorful. Well our forms are the same bright colors and a distinctive look.


What do these monopoly forms offer you? What are we looking to get from the Red Rose Store?

  • Using the grid, you can pick up ending series loose cards in any odd quantity.
  • You can get complete ending series sets of 48.
  • You can get ending series albums, ready for pasting.
  • And you can get a starting series album (for free or at a discount).
Now we know what we can get for very little money and that these coupons come out at the end of a series... but what else is there to know about these forms? We are ready to start collecting and need to know the ins and outs.


Fun facts about the Monopoly "D" Mail In forms...

  • There are US forms and Canadian forms.
    • US forms are one sided and in English only.
    • Most Canadian forms are two sided with English on one side and French on the other.
    • Some Canadian forms are one sided in French.
  • The earlier forms offered the next album by waiving the .25¢ cost and later forms waive the fee but insist on a .10¢ shipping fee.
  • All of the forms for the different series are the same size (3" wide x 4 1/8" high) except for one (3" wide x 6" high).
  • Only Series 17 has a larger sized form than the rest. Why? Because there is a good-bye to picture card collecting blurb on the top of it.
  • Each form has a unique form number to help you keep them straight.


How were the forms Used?

So you fill out the form, pay your small change and mail it off the Picture Card Department. They fill the order and send you the goods. It seems to be standard protocol to send back the form with the order. I guess in case you forgot what you paid for?

This form was marked up, mailed in, fulfilled and sent back. What can we learn from it?  



Let's check out this form for the end of series 15 Animals and Their Young. It seems Mrs. Hopkins wanted 15 cards at 15¢ and a new Series 16 album with a 10¢ fee for shipping. Let's look at the top right of the form at the 4 boxes with codes. The top one, the "N" stands for the loose cards. There is a check beside that. The "Y" indicates the sets. No sets ordered here. The "FY" means Animals album. Nope, didn't order any. Finally, "LY" for the Arctic album. Check... we ordered that. Now you see how the codes worked and the packers would check off what they fulfilled.

The last thing I'll note is that the packers also circled the shipping fee of 10¢ indicating the buyer deserved the free album because the buyer paid for shipping. It's fun to look at an old form used to fill an order and figure out what happened.


What got Issued?

This is a list of the forms I have seen and their stats. One thing I am not 100% on is color. These bright forms act oddly when a picture is taken. All of a sudden blue looks pink or yellow looks green. If you see a form in person that is colored differently from what I list, please tell me about it. You can try to take a picture but it may not represent the true color. Help keep me honest.


Stats On Type "D" Completion Coupons

Series #

Series Name

Can/US

Form #

Sides

Color

Dimensions

Pic

6 Tropical Birds Canadian

170-49

2 - Eng/French Blue

3" W x 4-1/8" H

6 Tropical Birds US

170-49 U.S.

1 - Eng

Yellow

3" W x 4-1/8" H

7 African Animals Canadian

170-49 Can.

2 - Eng/French

Pink

3" W x 4-1/8" H

8 Butterflies of North America Canadian

908-19 Can.

2 - Eng/French

Orange

3" W x 4-1/8" H

9 Canadian / American Songbirds Canadian

909-19 Can.

2 - Eng/French Blue

3" W x 4-1/8" H

9 Canadian / American Songbirds US

909-20 U.S.

1 - Eng

Orange

3" W x 4-1/8" H

10 Transportation Through the Ages Canadian

910.19 Can.

2 - Eng/French Yellow

3" W x 4-1/8" H

10 Transportation Through the Ages US

910.20 U.S.

1 - Eng

Orange

3" W x 4-1/8" H

11 Trees of North America Canadian

911.19 Can.

2 - Eng/French Pale Yellow

3" W x 4-1/8" H

11 Trees of North America US

911.20 U.S.

1 - Eng

Green

3" W x 4-1/8" H

12 The Space Age Canadian

013.19 Can.

2 - Eng/French

Pink

3" W x 4-1/8" H

13 North American Wildlife In Danger Canadian

014.19 Can.

2 - Eng/French

Blue

3" W x 4-1/8" H

14 Exploring the Oceans Canadian

015.19 Can.

2 - Eng/French

Blue

3" W x 4-1/8" H

15 Animals and Their Young Canadian

016.19 R.R.

2 - Eng/French

Pink

3" W x 4-1/8" H

16 The Arctic Canadian

017.19

2 - Eng/French Yellow

3" W x 4-1/8" H

16 The Arctic Canadian

017.19

1 - French 1

Yellow

3" W x 4-1/8" H

17 Indians of Canada Canadian

018.19

2 - Eng/French

Aqua

3" W x 6" H - longer for good-bye speech


                                                              1 - Thanks to Dave Curtis for the Series 16 Arctic "D" French Only Completion Card.

Remember, this list represents what I have seen. If you have something additional, scan it and send it to me. Don't forget, this list represents Completion Coupons classed as Type "D" monopoly coupons.

I would think there are more French only forms and more US forms as well.

 

Last modified: March 21, 2021

 

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