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
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
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Historical Examples of trading stamp
Its a humming Wall Street story showing up the entire bunch and exposing the trading-stamp swindle of the great department stores.
The only sound in the room was the ticking of the trading-stamp clock on the mantel, and the clanking of the steam pipes.
British Dictionary definitions for 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
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