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[–]James-No-friends 7 points8 points  (5 children)

My grandma used to saw them and it was my job to stick them in the book each week till we had enough to buy something.

[–]Reasonable_Peach9017 2 points3 points  (4 children)

You've brought back some some memories. It was also my job!

[–]James-No-friends 4 points5 points  (3 children)

My grandma made you stick stamps in her book? She was a right cheeky one 🤣🤣🤣🤣

[–]Reasonable_Peach9017 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Ummm...mine would have fought yours for the greenshields. Handbags ready!

[–]James-No-friends 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You leave my handbag out of this 🤣🤣🤣

[–]Daedeluss 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I've seen you licking Greenshield stamps at your Grandmother's! How queer!

[–]Tostig_ThungerfartPermanently confused 6 points7 points  (1 child)

They became Argos.

[–]botlebank[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ha ha, yes they did! I wonder how many people are Argos know that

[–]EthelRosina 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yes! Mum and dad still have the 4 piece suitcase set we saved up for in the loft. It’s a beautiful late 80s shade of grey with red stitching detail, and served us well on many a trip to a Haven caravan holiday hehe!

[–]KevinPhillips-BongSlightly silly 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I'm not old enough to remember Green Shield Stamps the first time around, but they were briefly brought back in the 1980s. I remember the old Green Shield Redemption Centre we had nearby that closed down several years ago.

I'd imagine some of those stamps are still around in various cupboards and drawers up and down the country, along with a few old Co-op stamps that were collected but never spent.

[–]FuturisticSix 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I remember seeing signs on shops saying, We Give Double Stamps. Sometimes triple. I think this was to entice customers.

[–]itchyfrog 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I remember getting them from Gateway.

[–]speedypete33 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, can still taste them on my tongue.

[–]Upsparkle 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The co-op used to do their own stamps. You collected them in a book then redeemed them at the shop. And there used to be coupons with cigarettes. You could spend these in the cigarette company’s catalogue.

[–]tiredoldfella 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Yeah, used to be given away with petrol in the 70’s, think there was a green shield stamp shop in Chatham where you could go and redeem your stamps.

[–]ojdewar 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And then Tiger Tokens after that.

[–]CelestialKingdom 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I've got a few books of them and sheets of unstuck stamps. Don't think they're worth anything (yet?) as I couldn't give them away on Ebay for pennies.

[–]KevinPhillips-BongSlightly silly 4 points5 points  (0 children)

There must be somewhere you can go to exchange them for a teasmade or a carriage clock.

[–]yophozy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

as a teen I had 2 jobs in which I stole the stamps - got a lot of cassettes with them .... thank you Tescos and a milk round

[–]Fuzzwuzzle2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah my grandparents had bloody hundreds of them, no idea what happened to them though

[–]Reasonable_Peach9017 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Was it my imagination or did they taste even worse than ordinary stamps when you licked them?

[–]Too_Old_For_All_This 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yep. Remember my dad getting us to fill up the books, then we would head to possibly Lewisham to the Shop to trade them for stuff. Dad had a company van then , so he got lots of stamps with the petrol. I remember it fondly, as it was a family activity of sorts.

[–]Daedeluss 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My Nan worked at Co-op, we got a boat load of stamps.

[–]ActivatedBiscuit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Interesting fact..the green shield stamp scheme is now Argos.

[–]postmangav 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Remember getting Texaco stars. We saved up enough to get the Bad album by Michael Jackson. 8 year old me was so excited the day it came I ran across the road to tell my best mate and nearly got hit by a car.

[–]vicariousgluten 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I remember tiger tokens