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trading stamp

  1. 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.
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Origin of trading stamp

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900
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Examples from the Web for trading stamp

Historical Examples

  • Its a humming Wall Street story showing up the entire bunch and exposing the trading-stamp swindle of the great department stores.


    Robert W. Chambers

  • The only sound in the room was the ticking of the trading-stamp clock on the mantel, and the clanking of the steam pipes.

    The Brute

    Frederic Arnold Kummer

British Dictionary definitions for trading stamp

trading stamp

  1. (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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