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    Default Re: You Could Get a Mandolin in the 70s with S&H Green Stamps.

    Cool. My Mom and Grandmother both saved Green Stamps religiously.

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    There was a yacht that we used to see on the Mississippi, it must have been 65ft long. It was purchased by Gold Bond stamps. It was also named the Gold Bond boat. Seems when they were discontinuing giving stamps these folks ask for anyone's old stamps and got enough for the boat.
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    Got my first guitar that way!
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    Default Re: You Could Get a Mandolin in the 70s with S&H Green Stamps.

    The best part about that is that it was one of these.

    You could also save up enough stamps to get an ambulance or a fire truck for your community.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandobar View Post
    Got my first guitar that way!
    My parents bought me a ukulele from either S and H or Top Value stamps as my first instrument about 1971.

    Thanks for reminding me.

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    That's pretty neat stuff, I remember when my Granny was moving out of the old family farmhouse in about 86ish and I was about 8or9 and I spent so much time in the attic "a rather scary attic in a house full of ghost stories and ghosts that were seen by others and creepy stuff always happened, if ya believe in that sort of thing" I saved a bunch of old baseball/football cards, stamps from old letters "wish I would've known to keep the letters-old air mail from Gramps in WWII when he was stationed at Pearl Harbor and was there on the fateful day and he also fought in the South Pacific while in the Navy" Anyway there were old WWII ration stamps that I saved, My sis has em I think? Also when they were burning all the stuff after thrown out the top window I remember old Beatle dolls of the fab 4 getting tossed and burned up. I didn't know better then!! BUMMER!! I do remember no instruments.

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    Yes, If we would have only known back then...I got rid of a lot of things when I went into the Air Force that would be worth a few bucks now days..One was an original Emmet Kelly (clown) doll that I won at a carnival, can`t find them now days....

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    I got a Kay guitar with Top Value stamps.

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    Default Re: You Could Get a Mandolin in the 70s with S&H Green Stamps.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    The best part about that is that it was one of these.

    You could also save up enough stamps to get an ambulance or a fire truck for your community.
    I recall our church buying a school bus with them after a loooong parish effort. It seemed so mysterious to me at the time and still does.

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    Who would have ever thought, very interesting.

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    As a teenager of the 50s, I sure remember S&H stamps!!
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    I remember drooling over the music gear in the Sears catalog.
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    Default Re: You Could Get a Mandolin in the 70s with S&H Green Stamps.

    To the tune of Greensleeves:

    I found my love in a grocery shop
    Selling pickles, and eggplants, and bottles of pop
    She asked me to try her asparagus tips
    And I fell for the smile on her ruby-red lips

    GREEN STAMPS were all she gave
    Green Stamps were all I took
    GREEN STAMPS were all I saved
    So I pasted them up in my Green Stamp Book
    Ha ha-ha-ha ha,-ha-ha ha, HA!

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    And the master himself weighs in:
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