I was sorting through some old boxes the other day and found a relic from the past - Green Stamps. I had put away a couple of the booklets filled with green stamps, an old catalog and a couple of other trading stamps popular in the 1960s.
S & H Green Stamps were popular from the 1930s until the late 1980s. The S & H stood for Sperry & Hutchinson. You could buy a large variety of items with the stamps ranging from furniture to small appliances and many other household items. Some things were as inexpensive as one or two books of stamps and others could cost twenty or thirty or more.
Along with the old Green Stamps I found were a couple of other types of stamps we used to save back in the 1960s. There were Blue Chip and Top Value Stamps. I don't think these were as popular as the Green Stamps but several different types of stamps were used by different stores as a kind of rewards program.
I wondered if other countries had used this type of reward program in the stores. After a little research I discovered there was a British sales program very similar to this using Green Shield Stamps. Does anyone here remember these stamps or maybe some other similar program that may have been popular?
I don't know about you, but things like these stamps really take me back. Like many other things from the past, these are now just a part of our memory.