• Short Summary

    Item showing housewife using Green Shield Stamps, and Trades Alliance speaking against it.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Stamp war.

    Housewives collect stamps with their shopping and exchange them for goods. London.

    L/S interior of supermarket. Various shots of a woman doing her shopping. M/S group of women shopping. M/S housewife at till as her purchases are totalled up. C/U stamps being sorted out. C/U assistant giving stamps and change to housewife. L/S as the housewife leaves the supermarket. Various shots of the "Green Shield Stamps" warehouse at Harlow. L/S interior shots of stock piled to the roof. C/U warehouseman packing toys away. M/S as another man puts case onto conveyor. L/S conveyor loaded with goods. M/S man packing china into cases. L/S china stacked on shelves. L/S chairs and stools packed from floor to ceiling. M/S packed shelves in the warehouse.

    M/S as the housewife sits on settee to sort her stamps out. Various shots as she licks and sticks stamps in book. C/U as she picks up catalogue and starts looking through it. C/U as she turns page and sees sewing machine, C/U housewife nodding her head. M/S as the housewife walks up to the "Gift House", C/U sign. Interior shots of people looking at gifts. C/U children's gifts on wall. L/S bedroom suite. C/U dressing table. C/U "27 Books" kitchen laid out. M/S fridge. M/S electric cooker. C/U notice on cooker "65 Books". L/S people queuing at counter to exchange stamps for gifts. M/S as the housewife tips books of stamps from her bag. C/U of the books. C/U housewife. M/S as the assistant puts sewing machine on counter. C/U she lifts cover from machine. C/U of the sewing machine, C/U housewife smiling. High angle shot of Oxford Street. Interior shots of Mr Maude-Roxby, a director of the Distributive Trades Alliance, sitting at his desk. Various shots as he speaks out against trading stamps.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:20:00 / 01:32:24:00

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