Rubber Stamps

Rubber stamping, also called stamping is a technique very often used in Mail-Art. Share your works, techniques and thoughts here. Also sometimes news from the largest Rubberstamp Archive that started in 1983.

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silhouette mint anyone?

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The latest rubber stamp collages

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Comment by William M on October 25, 2020 at 4:06pm

i just watched that last night! it was great!

Comment by Carmela Rizzuto on October 25, 2020 at 3:42pm

Rubber stampers will enjoy this 3.5 minute video gem.

Thanks! Heather and Bradford for your comments. I'm glad that you enjoyed the video. The stamp-maker is a classic!

Comment by Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) on September 17, 2020 at 9:36pm

Oops! I did it again! Ive just spotted another interesting lot of stamps that I simply had to own. Its a random possible unliked grab bag from Viva las Vegas stamps and i like them. so yeah, i need to get more storage boxes to house my rapidly expanding collections of stamps.

Comment by Bradford on September 16, 2020 at 12:12am

Several of us are MPP holders.  W.C. "Bill" Porter and me.  I have Mailer's Postmark Permit No.1 for the Deadwood post office.

Comment by William M on September 15, 2020 at 12:51pm

heather, it's such an odd looking sort of thing. always a good thing in my book.

bradford, i never knew you could get a permit to cancel stamps yourself. has anyone done this?

Comment by Bradford on September 14, 2020 at 8:21pm

Here in the US, we have IUOMA Bill Porter/OLATHE POST who makes rubber stamps and even cancelling devices to custom order.  Obtaining a Mailer's Postmark Permit is still free, I think.  Then you can carefully postmark/cancel your stamps exactly how you like before taking them to the post office clerk for delivery.

Comment by Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) on September 14, 2020 at 3:58pm

that ones a 100proofpress stamp. it looks like an afro-haired cupiedoll or something like that.

Comment by William M on September 14, 2020 at 3:46pm

that's a great ebay score heather! i see quite a few leavenworth jackson stamps in the lot. what is that stamp on the left below the tea bag?

Comment by Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) on September 14, 2020 at 3:16pm

I have lots of rubber stamps, both traditionally block mounted and unmounted stamps (singluar or sheets) that I have had to mount myself with static cling foam as this saves space and i only need to have a few acrylic blocks to temporary hold a stamp while in use.

I have accumilated quite a lot of stamps over the years and most of them have been preloved stamps from places like ebay.

A recent ebay find that Im really excited to have found for such a low price were these In the UK, the common rubber stamp market preference seems to be different to the one in America. In the UK, there are a few good real life stores that do supply good creative and unusual stamps, such as Blade Rubber in London (ilove this place and always go visit when I stay near there), but in my own opinion, if you are looking for interesting preloved stamps, ebay uk is not the place to go looking for such. In that case, I strongly suggest to instead use ebay US.

My aforementioned stamp find was purely a chance discovery, and I dived on it as if it were gold.

I also was recently wanting a rubber stamp with my address as the stickers i had left over from my previous mail art life were recently used up and i wanted something nice, neat and compact for envelopes and other art creation signings. I found a very good custom stamp maker at they provide a very good service that allows you to "build" a stamp with different images and texts, or to fully upload your own design for them to make.

so I do recommend

Comment by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on September 14, 2020 at 9:49am

Dear friends,

I decided that I will not cut rubber stamps myself, but I will buy vintage stamps.

Now in my collection there are stamps of the USSR and Russia, these are stamps of military units, customs, various shops and enterprises, a little stamp of the Communist party and a stamp indicating the quality of pork... These are authentic vintage stamps. I will leave their impressions on the paper.


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