ArtiStamps Creators

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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 Sep 18. 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 Carla Cryptic on January 9, 2009 at 7:26am
I was wondering if we shouldn't all make an artistamp celebrating and/or documenting the 20th anniversary of IUOMA...? I would enjoy it. What do people think?
Comment by Torma Cauli on January 5, 2009 at 10:41am

Hi for all. My new work.
Comment by Samuel Montalvetti on January 3, 2009 at 5:43pm

Comment by Samuel Montalvetti on January 1, 2009 at 5:49pm
Hace cuatro años 194 chicos murieron en un recital de rock, hoy seguimos esperando saber quienes son los responsables de esta locura, a las 194 almas va mi homenaje.
¡SERA JUSTICIA! ...........................................................¿SERA JUSTICIA?

Comment by Torma Cauli on January 1, 2009 at 4:44pm

Comment by Lancillotto Bellini on December 28, 2008 at 6:34pm

HOMAGE to ANTONIN ARTAUD ( le mòmo) by Lanc. Bellini
Comment by Ruud Janssen on December 28, 2008 at 6:05pm
I met Harry Fox when he visited Amsterdam in 1985. He came from Tampa, lived in UK for the last years. he sent his typical Harry Fox Stamps (hand-perforated). As far as I know he died years ago..... Yes, remember him (even have a photo of him in Amstedam in 1985 visiting the schottenburgh exhibition by Sonja and Marjot from Afzet).
Comment by Dawn Redwood on December 28, 2008 at 5:33pm
Who remembers artistampmaker Harry Fox?
Comment by Ruud Janssen on December 28, 2008 at 12:13pm

I have 3 copies of this book: "The world of Donald Evans" in my collection. It is a thick book with all his artistamps in it. Dnald Evans created them in the 70-ies in Amsterdam even before the word 'Artistamps' was invented. His works were exhibited in the alternative and formal gallery system. All artistamps were created / drawn by hand. A beautiful and heavy book. Available for the collectors if they want it.
Comment by Carla Cryptic on December 27, 2008 at 9:37pm
Great stamp with a great message, Samuel. :)

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