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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.

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Site in Germany (Yourstamps)

Started by Sandra Skies Ludwig. Last reply by Bradford Sep 14, 2015. 6 Replies

How do you use an artistamp on mail?

Started by The Fishmonger. Last reply by Eunice Probert Jun 9, 2015. 11 Replies

Two Free Artistamp Resources

Started by Lisa Vollrath Aug 27, 2013. 0 Replies

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

Started by Valentine Mark Herman. Last reply by ginny lloyd Aug 11, 2013. 10 Replies

Help for How to Create Stamps

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

Help needed....

Started by Scott Thomson. Last reply by Carla Cryptic Jun 20, 2011. 3 Replies

Terra Candella

Started by Dawn Redwood. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Feb 6, 2011. 8 Replies

2 Artistamp series was created for today - 1 APRIL 2009

Started by Konstantin Kalendaroff. Last reply by Larry Vienneau Dec 12, 2009. 3 Replies

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Comment by William M on February 1, 2016 at 6:46am

thanks thom.

Comment by Thom Courcelle on January 31, 2016 at 7:15pm

Those are fantastic, William! Great job on your first artistamps!

Comment by Ruud Janssen on January 31, 2016 at 6:58pm

Comment by William M on January 31, 2016 at 6:32pm

The first set of artistamps I'd ever made. Based on some photograms I had printed in the darkroom.

Comment by ginny lloyd on January 28, 2016 at 6:43pm

Alexander Kholopov - RUSSIA - 1948 to 2016

The art of Alexander Kholopov can be seen as an example of the
finest work emerging from Mail Art.  His many innovative projects
produced work that reflected his command of composition and color,
mirroring an active intellect and imagination.  The richness of his
imagery gave us a unique vision of the world in which he lived.
Sasha was a fine artist and a generous friend who will be sadly
missed by the International Mail Art community. 
Written by Harley and image by Steve Smith.

If you would like to make a commemorative sheet or single stamp it can be added to the museum post. Deadline: March 31st.
Comment by ginny lloyd on January 6, 2016 at 6:28am

Works are being reviewed now for inclusion at the Gina Lotta Post Artistamp Museum and Archive, an online comprehensive collection and archive of original artistamps. Includes historical documents of official recognition, exhibits and events, books, catalogs, and articles about artistamp creators. Vol 5 catalog/list deadline March 31st. To participate, read the full WELCOME instructions. Address is: PO Box 1424, Jupiter, Florida 33468 USA. info@artistampmuseum.com http://artistampmuseum.blogspot.com/

Comment by Cascadia Artpost on January 5, 2016 at 7:38pm

Another mail art miracle from The Blessed Father!

Comment by William M on January 5, 2016 at 6:47pm

A sheet featuring my iuoma profile picture that the blessed father was kind enough to create for me. The first time I've had properly perforated artistamps.

Comment by vizma bruns on October 26, 2015 at 3:42am

Beauties!!

Comment by Jan Hodgman on October 26, 2015 at 2:58am

Thom, truly great Halloweeness and Borderline G, love those cars!

 

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