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

Site in Germany (Yourstamps)

Started by Sandra Skies Ludwig. Last reply by Jean-Philippe Gilliot on Tuesday. 8 Replies

How do you use an artistamp on mail?

Started by The Fishmonger. Last reply by Azzaro Jul 19. 13 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

"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

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Comment by William M on July 30, 2017 at 8:32pm

thanks jan! you should. i'd love to see what you'd do with the format!

Comment by Jan Hodgman on July 30, 2017 at 6:47pm

Great stamped stamps, William. Got to get to that!

Comment by William M on July 30, 2017 at 11:53am

Some freshly stamped artistamps.

Comment by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on May 31, 2017 at 1:39am

Thanks Tiziana! for the note about Carl Chew -- at first I was confused--I though you were referring to the U.S. postal Service stamps that are coming out. Now I see you were saying my artistamps were by him. Fantastic!

Comment by William M on May 30, 2017 at 2:25pm

New rubber stamped artistamps i stamped out tonight.

Comment by TIZIANA BARACCHI on May 30, 2017 at 9:39am

Toni! Be sure!

Stamps are made by Carl T. Chew!


Comment by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on May 29, 2017 at 11:28pm

A while back, some wonderful artist sent me a little package of 4 artistamps. I failed to keep track of the artist who sent them, and I'd really like to know. They have the word "Triangle" on them and one says "30 Years of using my swallow rubberstamp" -- they're really well done. 

Comment by Azzaro on March 1, 2017 at 1:48am

2 from my Takangarika Island Post Fish Series. Anyone interested in exchanging artistamps please get in touch

Comment by William M on February 28, 2017 at 5:17pm

Thanks Jan! They are all hand stamped. I brayered the watered down red sumi ink as background last night and then this afternoon I got the black sumi ink out and hand stamped the sheet.

Comment by Jan Hodgman on February 28, 2017 at 5:12pm

Wow, William, truly great set! So you hand-stamped these individually, or did a sheet then copied it?


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