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Doc

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I do not remember gas that cheap, but when it was 33 cents a gallon I had the family station wagon and ran out of gas right by a service station. The two guys with me helped me push it up to the gas pumps. We checked our pockets and came up with 50 cents. Bought 50 cents worth of gas and were on our way. LOL Those were the days.
 

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Jim_S

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I do not remember gas that cheap, but when it was 33 cents a gallon I had the family station wagon and ran out of gas right by a service station. The two guys with me helped me push it up to the gas pumps. We checked our pockets and came up with 50 cents. Bought 50 cents worth of gas and were on our way. LOL Those were the days.



I remember getting a free drinking glass or silverware with a fill up. The Texaco station gave S&H Green Stamps and the Sinclair station gave Plaid stamps
 

FrancSevin

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I remember gas wars back in 1964. 12 cents per gallon!

Buying more than 8 gallons often got one a 4 piece steak knife set or even a 5 transistor pocket radio!

There's more.

An attendant not only filled the tank for you, He cleaned your windshield AND checked your oil. If you were a woman, he would likely ask if he could check your tire pressures.

All done politely, with courtesy, and a smile.

And best of all...;HE SPOKE ENGLISH!
 

pirate_girl

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I remember getting a free drinking glass or silverware with a fill up. The Texaco station gave S&H Green Stamps and the Sinclair station gave Plaid stamps

I remember Sohio stations having the cartoon B.C. drinking glasses.
I think the Sinclair stations is where Mom would collect green stamps, then once the book was filled would go to the green stamp store and get blenders, lamps, luggage.. you name it.
 

MrLovable

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I go back to 3 gallons of gas for a buck. Cheapest I can remember.

Anyone remember what S&H stood for? Highlight below if not.

Sperry & Hutchinson.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 

Jim_S

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PG, I remember that sign now.

Must have been one of the other stations in town with the plaid stamps.

I’ll ask my brother next time we talk. We almost always play “do you remember?” Or “whatever happened to . . .”
 

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pirate_girl

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PG, I remember that sign now.

Must have been one of the other stations in town with the plaid stamps.

I’ll ask my brother next time we talk. We almost always play “do you remember?” Or “whatever happened to . . .”

The plaid ones were Top Value stamps.
With the elephant :smile:
 

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deand1

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Believe this: There was a GAS WAR in the early '60's in my town, that was on US 60-70, a two lane highway between LA and Phoenix. The lowest price I remember for regular gas at that time (leaded by the way), was 24.9 cents. We did a lot of "Dragging Hobsonway" as teens then.
 

Jim_S

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Most stations had only two grades back then regular and ethyl. Texaco called them Fire Chief and Sky Chief
 

FrancSevin

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I go back to 3 gallons of gas for a buck. Cheapest I can remember.

Anyone remember what S&H stood for? Highlight below if not.

Sperry & Hutchinson.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Sperry & Hutchison

Main offices were in Northlake Chicago IL if I remember correctly.
 

Jim_S

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The merchants in my home town had their own stamp system in an effort to keep customers in town rather than drive 20 miles to the big city.
 

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Jim_S

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Probably no one here who remembers this but I’m sure you’ve heard of it.

Rebuilding City Hall, San Francisco 1906
 

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Catavenger

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I remember my mom got a pretty good set of drinking glasses with the S&H stamps. Later she got me a pair of binoculars, not cheap toys either they were good binoculars.
I kept them until a few years ago when I gave to my sister to pass on to her grandson.
Then there was that so called shortage. My dad and the other old timers said there wouldn't be any "shortage" once gas hit a buck a gallon. Of course they were right.
 
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