S & H Green Stamps - 1896

  • In 1896 Shelley Hutchinson and Thomas Sperry formed S & H Green Stamps.

  • In 1918 Hutchinson lost his interest in the company to the Sperry Family through a lawsuit.

  • From the 1930s to the 1980s Green Stamps were very popular throughout the United States. In the 1960s, the company issued three times more stamps than the U.S. Postal Service.

  • The company still exists and issues S & H Greenpoints for purchases on the Internet.