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POD 7/31/2017
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Post# 950862   7/31/2017 at 03:18 by brucelucenta (tulsa, oklahoma)        

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I remember the stamp book catalog, but not quite this far back. By the time I noticed this catalog they had Maytag washers and dryers in them and no dishwashers that I recall. That dishwasher is the step up from the one on here with the teal blue top the seller is so proud of. Seems like there were Gunn Brothers, Gold Bond and S & H green stamps that all had places where you could get items in exchange for the stamp books you had. Grocery stores and other places gave these trading stamps. I remember that my Aunt had an entire cabinet full of green stamps when her house caught on fire and they all went up in smoke. Just another thing of the past now. Been a while....

Post# 950864 , Reply# 1   7/31/2017 at 04:28 by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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Stores used "we give S&H Green Stamps" (or whatever) to attract customers. I recall only Green Stamps and Gold Bond stamps in our household. Stores of all kinds---especially, as you mentioned, Bruce, grocery stores and gas stations---gave them out. My mom had a drawer where she kept hers and it was usually my job to lick the stamps and put them in their books.

We never accumulated enough books of stamps to purchase a major appliance. Mom would look through the catalog and decide what she wanted. We'd go to the redemption center and she'd pick out a particular serving dish, a piece of Corning Ware, a small home furnishing or a toaster/coffeepot/electric knife, etc.

This POD was really a blast from the past!

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Post# 950868 , Reply# 2   7/31/2017 at 05:12 by brucelucenta (tulsa, oklahoma)        

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Well, Gunn Brothers stamps were what Safeway stores used to give with purchases. I think they were one of the first to bite the bullet and then Gold Bond, followed by S & H green stamps. I do recall when S & H green stamps announced their closing and everyone hurried to redeem what stamps they had for whatever there was left to get.

Post# 950871 , Reply# 3   7/31/2017 at 05:49 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

We also had Top Value stamps.

Post# 950875 , Reply# 4   7/31/2017 at 06:48 by Gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        

The dishwasher and some of the small appliances look pretty good.
That lame Combo would piss me off if I had collected all those books of stamps and then got a washer that couldn't extract water and a dryer that ran forever because of it.

Post# 950877 , Reply# 5   7/31/2017 at 06:54 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
We had

Green stamps and Family stamps, my Aunt saved Raleigh cupons and got a Raleigh catalog, Raleigh was a cigarette.Mother bought our 1140 Dial A Matic in 1969 with Family Stamps.

Post# 950878 , Reply# 6   7/31/2017 at 06:56 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Thats that

Westinghouse Ambassador range I have been trying to get in Pa!!!

Post# 950879 , Reply# 7   7/31/2017 at 07:27 by foraloysius (Groningen, the Netherlands)        

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The amount of books for the fridge looks rather high in comparison to what you had to use for the other appliances.

Post# 950880 , Reply# 8   7/31/2017 at 07:53 by Wvkenmore (Wv)        
Ambassador range

This is a great post for me. I have the Ambassador stove and have never seen any ads for it ever. This stove is a heavy beast that cooks wonderfully. What year was this ad from?

Post# 950881 , Reply# 9   7/31/2017 at 07:56 by henene4 (Germany)        

Has anyone ever used one of these combos? Judging from the seperate laundromat washers and dryers, one would suspect they basicly could have just slapped them both together into one cabinet, sharing a lot of the basic design ideas.

Post# 950883 , Reply# 10   7/31/2017 at 08:30 by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        
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I believe the Westy Combo is a 1957 model so the catalog page would be from that year.

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Post# 950938 , Reply# 11   7/31/2017 at 15:47 by Supersuds (Knoxville, Tenn.)        

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I believe that's the exact Westy Ambassador range that ovrphil recently posted in the Vintage Finds Online Part Twenty Seven thread. It's for sale in Lancaster, Penna. Twenty bucks.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO Supersuds's LINK on Lancaster Craigslist

Post# 950939 , Reply# 12   7/31/2017 at 16:04 by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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And the ad for the range was updated just three days ago. Too bad there wasn't a member near that could help Hans out in getting it.

Post# 951010 , Reply# 13   8/1/2017 at 05:15 by brucelucenta (tulsa, oklahoma)        

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That is too funny!!!! I just remembered that my mother used her green stamps to get a Hoover dial o matic too!!! That thing was the biggest POS I ever used for a vacuum cleaner!!! LOL

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