Guzzisue started when she decided to post this about Ian's reward for getting a good mark for a history essay. Instead of getting a gold star he received Co-op stamps. This started with people reminiscing about not only Co-op stamps but also Green Shield stamps.
Affer on his On the road to who-knows-where blog takes the subject to the next step with his recollection of saving Green Shield stamps at his company's expense.
Ian is at last clearing some of his belongings out of his father's attic and came across these collections from the early 1970's.
Shell came out with this collection of Historic Cars,
to do battle with Esso, who liked to have football themes.
The England World Cup Team collection may look complete but alas there are two Frances Lee coins. Ian is missing the one of Henry Newton, so if anyone has a spare I would like to obtain this for him.
The above collection was in celebration of 100 years of the FA Cup. The final collection is a set of football club badges.
The coins were given to the motorist, one for every 4 gallons of petrol purchased, while the badges were two in a pack. It was not easy for Ian to collect these as he had to alternate between his sister and himself. To make it more difficult his father only used four gallons of petrol a week, meaning he got one coin or pack of badges a fortnight.
In the late 70's to early 80's, Ian worked in a self service petrol station in Nottingham, Alan Pond's, who came up with a "discount" scheme. Here if the motorist paid the full pump price for fuel they received a "free gift". This was often a glass, but would also include this like cassette tapes, mugs or after shave.
Below is the front cover and an inside story from the Alan Pond Group newspaper given to staff during this period. Ian was made redundant from the group in 1981 and within two years the company was no more.
Ian has still got several boxes to sort through so i'm sure there will be some more gems hidden away.
Don't forget to have a go at my competition here.