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A miscellany of trading stamps

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Printed Date: 11 December 2017 at 06:52


Topic: A miscellany of trading stamps
Posted By: Steve
Subject: A miscellany of trading stamps
Date Posted: 24 October 2013 at 04:51
I kno this may make some people yawn, but a bundle of mixed trading stamps at the starting bid was worth a punt. What I have got, added to a few of already lurking in a box, is quite a range of these from diffferent countries, different schemes, different ages; a right mix

I will post the images up in different posts so that if anybody wants to comment on any, or even identify some for me (please do), just quote that post.

Some of these may not even be trading stamps. Included in the batch were even a couple of 'stamps' from a child's toy post office. I recognise one of them because I had the toy that it came from.
Others are self adhesive stickers that are not stamps but served the same purpose

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Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 24 October 2013 at 04:59
The first lot will be familiar to those Brits over 40. Various Green Shield, Co-op, and S&H Pink stamps





I used to work at a petrol station in the 60's, in the days before self-serve was invented. We gave out Green Shield a strip per gallon. There was always competition with another station who also gave these out, so some weekend it was double, triple or quadruple stamps. Even so half the customers couldn't be bothered with them, so I could take them home. sticking them in the savings books was a chore. Redemption value was quite low. A wheelbarrow load of books might get you a screwdriver set. I seem to remember though, that the catalogue actually listed a Mini car. I wonder how many of those were claimed?

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Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 24 October 2013 at 05:01


I am unfamiliar with any of these ut the cash value of some makes then UK

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Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 24 October 2013 at 05:04


Anybody know anything about the Tin Tin stamps? I assume they were collected for some merchanise.
Sperry and Hutchinson I believe was the company that started all this in the USA.
Budgens I know are UK based, but never lived where they had shops.

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Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 24 October 2013 at 05:05


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Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 24 October 2013 at 05:08
Various stamps and stickers given away by petrol companies, presumably for you collect from a limited range of knick-knacks





These may be all from the UK, but some could be other countries as the companies are all multinational

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Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 24 October 2013 at 05:10


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Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 24 October 2013 at 05:11
These seem to be continental examples



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Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 24 October 2013 at 05:12


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Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 24 October 2013 at 05:13


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Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 24 October 2013 at 05:14


I do recognise the Brooke Bond Dividend stamps. I hadn't realised there were diffeent sizes.

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Posted By: FCC1992
Date Posted: 26 February 2016 at 02:22
I ran across a article a while back stating
That trading stamps starting in England
before Schuster stamps in the US 1891.

Has anyone in the UK researched early
Stamp companies there?


Posted By: TIM
Date Posted: 26 February 2016 at 04:28
I am sure I have seen Trading Stamps covered in a Cinderella Stamp Club magazine but all my copies are in storage while I move house.  Anyone else have a copy?


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Posted By: FCC1992
Date Posted: 26 February 2016 at 04:40
Thanks Tim! Schuster stamps are stated as the
First known use in many articles so I would like
to know if that is not correct.


Posted By: FCC1992
Date Posted: 01 March 2016 at 16:15
http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/lords/1964/jun/08/trading-stamps-bill" rel="nofollow - http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/lords/1964/jun/08/trading-stamps-bill

If this is true, GB had trading stamps a decade before the US


Posted By: Perky
Date Posted: 30 March 2016 at 03:15
That link provides a fascinating read! 

I would never have thought that reading Hansard could be so educational and interesting but it is a true window on the times, the House Of Lords, and the suspicion trading stamps were held in during their early years.

Thank you  FCC1992!




Posted By: Londonbus1
Date Posted: 14 May 2016 at 09:52

Here is a set of savings stamps of a different kind issued by Israel Post Office, Circa 1960.




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