S&H GREEN STAMPS
S&H GREEN STAMPS REDEMPTION CENTER
Green Stamps were a form of trading stamps popular in the United States
between the 1930s and late 1980s. They formed a rewards program operated by
the Sperry and Hutchinson company (S&H), founded in 1896 by Thomas Sperry
and Shelly Hutchinson. During the 1960s, the rewards catalog printed by the
company was the largest publication in the United States and the company issued
three times as many stamps as the U.S. Postal Service.
Customers would receive stamps at the checkout counter of supermarkets,
department stores, and gas stations among other retailers, which could
be redeemed for products in the catalog.
“I used to love to watch the cashiers turning the
S&H Green Stamps dial like a rotary phone.
I used to sit on my grandmother’s living room floor licking
and pasting the stamps into the stamp books and I remember
trading them in for a fishing pole, another time for a
Jr. Scientist Chemistry set.” - Boo DiFilippo, Providence
- Photos Courtesy of Boo DiFilippo, Providence
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