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Posted 02/15/2017   11:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Justinokay to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
Where do these stamps come from???



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Posted 02/15/2017   11:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rustyc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As I recall, they were given out at gas stations, grocery stores, and maybe other places in the Southwest U.S. back in the 60s.
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The Blue chip stamps were given almost everywhere in Northern California in the 60's. S & H green stamps were also given out. But Blue Chip seemed to outnumber the S & H retailers about 3 to 1.
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Posted 02/16/2017   10:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
To learn more about thrift stamps, key ...

S&H green stamps site:www.stampcommunity.org

... into your browser address window.

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S&H green stamps were big in Chicago.
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I remember Green Shield stamps very fondly from my youth (mid 1960s). I'm sure we furnished large parts of our house with these.
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Sperry & Hutchinson was a big acquisition target at one point. The only thing they produced were S&H stamps but they were sitting on a huge pile of cash because they collected from retailers but a lot of people never redeemed the stamps back for cash.
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Posted 02/16/2017   4:52 pm  Show Profile Check smauggie's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Last I was there, there was a gas station back home that was still using savings stamps.
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Posted 02/16/2017   6:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mike33 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I remember going into a little tiny store with my mom to get things like a new toaster or blender with the stamps she saved. This was in Worcester, MA in the 70's (S & H)



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In the D.C. Area, it was Top Value stamps and S. & H. Green stamps. In western Maryland it was Plaid stamps.
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Posted 02/16/2017   11:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Justinokay to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for the truck load of information




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Posted 02/16/2017   11:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Justinokay to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I also have green saving stamps but like littleriverphil said the green types seem not that common as the blue chip stamps
For all the stamp books I have only two green stamp books
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I think it was regional. I never saw a Blue Chip, but S & H green stamps were all over the place. This was south east Penna. in the '40s and '50s. Seemed to disappear around 1955.

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Don, we had an S&H Green Stamps store in our south central PA town well into the 60s. I was born in 1960 and remember going there with my Mom, so it would have had to be at least 63/64.
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I think it was regional


Like I said, the blue chips stamps were everywhere! Gas stations, grocery stores, even shoe stores.
The last time I recall going to the blue chip redemption center in Santa Rosa, CA was around 1965. It was a good sized store, lot of merchandise on display and supplies in the back. I think it was an electric fry pan the wife wanted.
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Rustyc, S&H stamps were everywhere throughout the country. Stores, including grocery stores, gas stations, everywhere!

As a related matter regarding promotional issues, First National food stores in New England encouraged people to save their grocery receipts. Once you reached $50.00, you would send the receipts to the Boston Red Sox and they would send you a grandstand ticket for free. This was post Ted and pre-Yaz 1967. Today, those tickets are called "Upper Box" and go for $80- each!

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