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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
1895-1900, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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
  • Its a humming Wall Street story showing up the entire bunch and exposing the trading-stamp swindle of the great department stores.

    Iole Robert W. Chambers
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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