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

Where to get sheets of dry gum paper

Started by A Badger. Last reply by Michael French Apr 27. 8 Replies

Help for How to Create Stamps

Started by Rachel Fasig. Last reply by Amanda Becerra Jan 26. 24 Replies

love all those invented stamps !!!

Started by Ifé Niklaus Dec 24, 2020. 0 Replies


Started by Alexander Limarev. Last reply by Carmen Kennedy Jan 28, 2020. 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

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Comment by Mikel Untzilla on May 8, 2021 at 4:58pm

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Comment by William M on April 19, 2021 at 9:16am

HilgArt you can buy pre-perforated stamp sheets from 100 proof press, the portland stamp company among other places. I don't know how much perforators cost. You might keep your eyes on any auctions involving postal equipment I suppose. There are videos up on youtube of how to perforate stamps with a sewing machine, but I've never tried it out(mainly because I don't have a sewing machine).

Comment by Ignacio Barsaglini on April 19, 2021 at 8:03am

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Comment by HilgART on April 19, 2021 at 12:47am

Quick question to the masses: by what means do you (if you do; I haven't yet, but would like to play...) perforate your artistamps? Where does one go to get a perforating machine and how much do they typically cost? Has anyone played with creating 'homemade' perforating machines (such as rows of pins mounted into a block of wood or the like) and how has that worked out for you? Does anyone use the one-pinhole-at-a-time method, or is that as onerous and dissatisfying as it sounds? Other workarounds or adapted tools folks have tried?  Thanks for your answers in advance!


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