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    Posted 10 years ago

    chevy59
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    Nice old double sided porcelain sign that supermarkets and filling stations used back in the 50's and 60's, this sign was displayed in front of the retail store. Green Stamps were one of the first retail loyalty programs, retailers purchased the stamps from the operating company and then gave them away at a rate determined by the merchant. Some shoppers would choose one merchant over another because they gave out more stamps per dollar spent and then the shoppers could cash them in for items from the green stamp catalog.

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    1. chevy59 chevy59, 10 years ago
      Thanks MooreAntique,oilman514, officialfuel.
    2. chevy59 chevy59, 10 years ago
      Thanks vanskyock24.
    3. bossy, 10 years ago
      brings back memories of my grandma
    4. chevy59 chevy59, 10 years ago
      Thanks vanskyock24, bossy, and stepback.
    5. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 10 years ago
      I have the stamps somewhere around this house, nice sign.
    6. chevy59 chevy59, 10 years ago
      Thanks ttomtucker!
    7. brunorob brunorob, 10 years ago
      Wow does that bring back memories!
    8. chevy59 chevy59, 9 years ago
      Thanks trukn20, leighannrn, and brunorob! Amazing how a sign can do that!
    9. Dottie Dottie, 9 years ago
      I remember my Mom and Grandmother collecting the stamps,my job was to paste them in the book.Your sign reminds me of those fun times when I was allowed to decide what to use them for,love it
    10. chevy59 chevy59, 9 years ago
      Thanks Dottie, glad to bring back some old memorie with your Mom and Grandmother! I often do the same thing!
    11. RonM RonM, 9 years ago
      I used to lick the stamps and put them in the books for my mom in the early 60s.
    12. chevy59 chevy59, 9 years ago
      Thanks Ron.
    13. chevy59 chevy59, 9 years ago
      Thanks Northwestrelics.
    14. chevy59 chevy59, 9 years ago
      Thanks Pops!
    15. mswhite mswhite, 9 years ago
      Thanks so much for posting your green stamp sign ! I remember back in the day when mom and I would collect stamps, paste the stamps in our stamp book, then when you have so many books you could then pick something to purchase from the green stamp catalog ! I so remember those days ! those were the good old days ! love it !
    16. lovevintage lovevintage, 9 years ago
      I love your stamp sign.... My grandma had these stamps growing up.. I still have a couple of them.. my grandma is 96yrs old.... this was a wonderful memory today for me... Thanks Heidi :)
    17. Signaholic Signaholic, 9 years ago
      Man, my mother used to collect these stamps and us kids would lick them and stick'em in the books. Not sure we ever got anything with them but we sure did
      like lickin them stamps. That would never work today. Beautiful sign!
    18. chevy59 chevy59, 9 years ago
      Thanks mswhite, lovevintage, and signaholic. Thanks for sharing memories and stories of the good ol days, I love to read the blogs!
    19. Nancy Salisbury, 9 years ago
      My husband and I still have a pair of lamps that we got with Green stamps . One of them still works . I just need to take a look at the other one to see what is wrong with it . It may just need a new socket . This sign does bring back a lot of memories . My mom also collected them and I remember going to the store with her to pick things out that she wanted to get with the stamps .
    20. chevy59 chevy59, 9 years ago
      Thanks for stopping by Nancy!
    21. chevy59 chevy59, 9 years ago
      Thanks egreeley1976.
    22. dave, 9 years ago
      I have the same sign,do u know what its worth
    23. chevy59 chevy59, 9 years ago
      It really depends on condition, I've seen these signs sell on ebay from $150 to $300. Hope this helps!
    24. chevy59 chevy59, 9 years ago
      Thanks mtg75 and trgrubaugh.
    25. revdave revdave, 9 years ago
      I still have that Glue on my tongue!!!!!
    26. packrat-place packrat-place, 9 years ago
      Great sign.
      My mother lived for S & H (Sperry & Hutchinson) Green Stamps. When she died, I found about 80 books of them. I can remember her counting all the stamps after a trip to the store. Strange, I do not remember her redeeming them for anything.
    27. kinggulfoil kinggulfoil, 9 years ago
      That sign looks great. Nice find!
    28. kerry10456 kerry10456, 9 years ago
      This is great. A little history about S & H, they started in 1896.
    29. chevy59 chevy59, 9 years ago
      Thanks kinggulfoil, Bellin68, kerry10456, packrat-place, designer, and mmm for all the comments and loves.
    30. chevy59 chevy59, 9 years ago
      Thanks designer and kingulfoil!
    31. chevy59 chevy59, 9 years ago
      Thank you fifties50s!
    32. chevy59 chevy59, 9 years ago
      Thank you bratjdd!
    33. chevy59 chevy59, 9 years ago
      Thank you timetraveler!
    34. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 9 years ago
      ive got a couple of these signs too, not this particular one. this is VERY nice. To bad that credit cards killed the coupon-stamp industry. ill try to post some of my S&H stuff. Mike
    35. chevy59 chevy59, 9 years ago
      Thanks mikielikesigns2, yeah all major retailors always want you to sign up with their cc, sears started this in the 70's, but where are they now?

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