Well gang who remembers the Green Shield Stamps, I got a few tonight off a pal and they bring back a load of memories. used to get them in Tuttils in Newbridge as far as I can remember. we went there to do the weekly shop. Hal used to drive the coach picking people up in the Croft, Bush and surrounding areas, Jimmy McDonald was a manager in the store if not him his brother. It was one of the first supermarkets in the locality and done a roaring trade. Hal's bus would be packed with us shoppers and our groceries and there was plenty of banter on those trips.
First item we got with our books of stamps were two stools still in use to this day over 30 years old, other items are long consigned to the scrap yard.
What did you get with your stamps
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Hi Andy, I remember the green shield stamps, my mum collected them and I think there was a catalogue with the items and how many stamps you needed for them, I not too sure if it was Dublin you had to go to use them, can anyone help me there?
Post by rose5mcdonaghtce on Feb 7, 2010 17:23:16 GMT
Tuthills was where we got our Green Shield stamps too, Gaye McNamara worked there on the check out a Shadower like ourselves, can remember going up to Dublin once to the shop, very sparse kind of like Argos, a few items on display you handed in your books and they brought it out to you, your right you sent off for them in the post. Green Shield stamps got me into hot water once, playing post office, pretending to be Paddy Costigan handing them out to my friends.
ref green shield stamps andy the Mc Namaras lived in W/O quarters in clarke come on andy alzimers setting in rem her brother PJ HE OF THE BLOND CURLY HAIR, green shield stamps get them lick them stick them and collect your items either by post or up in dublin at the collection point, items that would last a life time.
As a child I do remember the Green Shield Stamps and my mother collecting them in O’Donnell’s shop. Also vaguely remember going on a trip to Dublin as a nipper with my mother and going to some collection depot where mam traded in her Green Shield Stamps books for something in a catalogue.
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My Mam sent for a set of delph with the green shield stamps, waited about 3 weeks and the most beautiful Royal Tara china tea set arrived. The pattern is Bird and Fruit, she waited and waited on some correspondance from them [no phones] anyway she gave it to me some years later. It now has pride of place on my dresser.