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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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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 Carmen Kennedy on February 12, 2020 at 10:50pm

Here is my :second attempt at creating perforated artistamps:

Comment by Carmen Kennedy on February 12, 2020 at 10:47pm

Thanks Ficus and Bradford for the links to the faux postage and Artistamps of Donald Evans in the atlasobscura. As a newcomer to creating artistamps, I found it to be very useful and timely.

Comment by Bradford on February 10, 2020 at 7:45pm

At the same site (AtlasObscura), there is an article from 2017 that features the Artistamps of Donald Evans:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/cinderella-stamps-donald-evans

Comment by Bradford on February 10, 2020 at 5:44pm

I got that article on my newsfeed on my phone, but forgot to go back to it.  Thanks for sharing here.

Comment by Ficus strangulensis on February 10, 2020 at 4:22pm

Here's an article on faux postage of micronations.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/micronation-stamps?utm_source...

Comment by Domenico Ferrara Foria on February 5, 2020 at 2:09am

Comment by Carmen Kennedy on January 30, 2020 at 2:23pm

Love the artistamps, Ficus!

Comment by Alan Brignull on January 29, 2020 at 9:08pm

ficastic fantus!

Comment by William M on January 29, 2020 at 7:26pm

fantastic ficus!

Comment by Ficus strangulensis on January 29, 2020 at 5:55pm

a partially used sheet of artistamps combining references to jakalopes, Johnson, bunny crackers and goodness nose wot else.

 

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