ArtiStamps Creators

A Group for all that love and make artistamps. Stories, concepts, special issues, All there is to know

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An artistamp (a portmanteau of the words "artist" and "stamp") or artist's stamp refers to a postage stamp-like artform. It is similar to a Cinderella stamp in that it is not valid for postage, but it differs from a forgery or a bogus stamp in that (typically) the creator has no intent to fool any post office or collector of stamps. (However, depending on how the stamp is used, it may be difficult to distinguish artistamps from local post stamps.) The artistamp is intended to be a miniature artwork which can depict or commemorate any subject its creator chooses.

Discussion Forum


Started by Alexander Limarev. Last reply by Carmen Kennedy Jan 28. 1 Reply

"To perforate or not to perforate? That is the question"

Started by Valentine Mark Herman. Last reply by Ficus strangulensis Sep 23, 2019. 11 Replies

Newbie to Mail Art

Started by The Artful Writer. Last reply by The Artful Writer May 27, 2019. 5 Replies

Site in Germany (Yourstamps)

Started by Sandra Skies Ludwig. Last reply by Jean-Philippe Gilliot Sep 18, 2018. 8 Replies

How do you use an artistamp on mail?

Started by The Fishmonger. Last reply by Azzaro Jul 19, 2018. 13 Replies

Found some great scissors for cutting stamp edges!

Started by Terri Jones. Last reply by Keith Miller May 31, 2018. 7 Replies

Care and maintenance of perforator

Started by A Badger. Last reply by A Badger Oct 31, 2016. 9 Replies

Where to get sheets of dry gum paper

Started by A Badger. Last reply by A Badger Oct 14, 2016. 7 Replies

Two Free Artistamp Resources

Started by Lisa Vollrath Aug 27, 2013. 0 Replies

Help for How to Create Stamps

Started by Rachel Fasig. Last reply by Dorin Cojocariu Dec 22, 2011. 19 Replies

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Comment by Domenico Ferrara Foria on January 19, 2020 at 12:23am

Comment by Alan Brignull on January 15, 2020 at 7:36pm

Received today from Alexander Limarev in Novosibirsk — a striking sheet of stamps from Red Zombia Post. Thanks, Alexander!

Comment by William M on January 2, 2020 at 8:29am

thanks carmen. me too, but sadly i don't think it's going to end well. :(

Comment by Carmen Kennedy on January 1, 2020 at 6:23pm

Love your Hong Kong stamps, William. So hoping things get better in 2020.

Comment by irene ronchetti on December 24, 2019 at 1:45pm


Comment by William M on December 20, 2019 at 7:03pm

thanks ficus! been thinking quite a bit about hong kong these days.

Comment by Ficus strangulensis on December 19, 2019 at 1:04pm

Oooooooh! NICE!

Comment by William M on December 19, 2019 at 10:58am

Breathe. A new small set of rubber stamped artistamps.

Comment by Carolyn Hasenfratz Winkelmann on December 16, 2019 at 4:26pm

Uploaded another faux postage tutorial yesterday. I hope it is useful!

Low-Tech Faux Postage Part 2

Comment by Alan Brignull on December 11, 2019 at 10:15pm

My stamps are frequently cancelled in the mail. Royal Mail produces so many new designs that hardly anyone ever sees, the staff probably just cancel everything just in case it's real.


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