Carl Willis

Allied Stamp Corporation

S&H Green Stamps were trading stamps popular in the United States from the 1930s until the late 1980s. They were distributed as part of a rewards program operated by the Sperry & Hutchinson company, founded in 1896 by Thomas Sperry and Shelley Bryon Hutchinson. During the 1960s, the rewards catalog printed by the company was the largest publication in the United States and the company issued three times as many stamps as the U.S. Postal Service. Customers would receive stamps at the checkout counter of supermarkets, department stores and gasoline stations among other retailers, which could be redeemed for products in the catalog.

But did you know the stamps were printed in Sand Springs, Oklahoma?

Oklahoma businessman Carl Willis was the manager of the Allied Stamp Corporation and is our story teller…

Carl Willis was 80 years old when he passed away on November 9, 2015.

Interview with Carl Willis

Program Credits:
Carl Willis— Interviewee
John Erling — Interviewer
Mel Myers — Announcer

Honest Media
Mel Myers — Audio Editor

Müllerhaus Legacy Website Team
Douglas Miller — Art Director
Mark DeMoss — Webmaster
Laura Hyde — Upload Coordinator
Anne Hall — Transcriptionist

Date Created: March 5, 2013

Date Published: October 23, 2013

Notes: Recorded by John Erling in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Digital Audio Sound Recording, Non-Music.

Tags: S&H Green Stamps, Sperry & Hutchinson, Sand Springs, Allied Stamp Company, Stamps, Japan, Loyalty Program, War, Baldwin Piano Company, Gold Bond Stamps, Plaid Stamps