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trading stamp

a stamp with a certain value given as a premium by a retailer to a customer, specified quantities of these stamps being exchangeable for various articles.
Origin of trading stamp
An Americanism dating back to 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Simeon probably has a ninety-nine year lease on his fat carcass—with the soul thrown in for a trading stamp.

    The Rules of the Game Stewart Edward White
  • But with trading stamp competition every one is offering merely trading stamps.

  • Of course it's all right for the trading stamp concerns, because the more stamps that are sold, the more profit they make.

  • You knew that Black was thinking of taking up the trading stamp proposition.

British Dictionary definitions for trading stamp

trading stamp

(esp formerly) a stamp of stated value given by some retail organizations to customers, according to the value of their purchases and redeemable for articles offered on a premium list
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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