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 Dec 2, 2019. 0 Replies

"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 Ficus strangulensis on October 8, 2019 at 9:39pm

Explanation of the Adanaland Panarchy

Comment by Ficus strangulensis on October 8, 2019 at 9:38pm

Artistamps from Alan Brignull celebrating the panarchy of adanaland

Comment by William M on September 25, 2019 at 6:27pm

those came out fantastic michelangelo!

Comment by Michelangelo Mayo on September 24, 2019 at 10:21pm

This is one of my two sets celebrating 100 Years of Bauhaus. I am highlighting and celebrating the great women artist that came form Bauhaus. I have 8 designs; this was my second set.

Comment by Michelangelo Mayo on September 24, 2019 at 10:19pm

Comment by William M on September 24, 2019 at 9:27am

Mary Anne I had the paper from 100 Proof Press mailed to me here in Taiwan along with a stamp order and it didn't seem that excessive in cost. I usually ordered unmounted stamps so it wouldn't be too pricey.

Comment by Jayne Barket Lyons on September 24, 2019 at 2:00am

Thanks for the kind words, Robin!

Comment by Mary Anne on September 23, 2019 at 10:20pm

We Brits miss out on all these products because of postage cost.

Comment by Bradford on September 23, 2019 at 9:22pm

If you want REAL gummed stamp paper, perforated or not, you must try Bill Porter's Olathe Post shop online.  He's a long-time IUOMA member.

Comment by William M on September 23, 2019 at 8:48pm

i've been really happy with the perforated paper from 100 proof press as well as with their line of stamps. i've never used the templates with them so i'm not sure how well they work, but suspect there'd be no problems with them.


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