Notes from the Past

Scott Catalogs Under Fair Trade

In a recent notice to the stamp trade, Scott Publications announce that they have entered into Fair Trade Agreements in every State in which Fair trade Laws are now in force, applicable to 44 of the 48 States.  This means an end to price cutting on catalogs, albums, and other publications of the firm.
 
- George B. Sloane
Sloane's Column
Stamps
July 11, 1942

Posted October 8, 1999

Editor's Note:  The Fair Trade Laws of the 1930s were open attempts at price fixing at the retail level "to prevent ruinous competition."  Manufacturers established agreements with their retailers to sell at the Manufacturer's List Prices.  They notified the states who then would enforce the laws on the price-cutting retailer.

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