Rubber stamps

Do you use rubber stamps to decorate your postcards? I’m curious, so show me what you have!

This is my collection of randomly themed rubber stamps:

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I have a lot of rubber stamps and sometimes I use them for my postcards.

My latest one is of a bluetit.

I’ve had penpals since primary school though (and I am old!), so I’ve used rubber stamps on my letters mainly.

They’re wonderful :heart: :orange_heart: :yellow_heart: :green_heart: :blue_heart: :purple_heart: :brown_heart: :black_heart:, but whenever I go into a shop where they have a good selection I often spend over €100.

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I have got a weather stamp and a Thank You Mail Carrier stamp. I am happy with both. :heart_eyes:

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This is my little collection!

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Wonderful iris and pine :evergreen_tree: cone stamps!

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Oh well… yes… I have quite a few. But lately I switched to clear stamps as it’s easier to navigate :blush:

By far my favourite set is this one about my home town!

My other stamps are… well on a journey? My desk is a mess right now… I won’t find anything :see_no_evil:

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I have two lovely stamps I bought in Paris at Le Tampographe Sardon, who make outrageous (quite often rude, but in a jokey way), funny, and cute stamps :slight_smile:.

Love these :slight_smile:. I have some of their stickers, really lovely, including some that turn normal photos into postcards.

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Oh, I have a lot of rubber stamps here and also clear stamps. But I had used it in the past only for creating stationary sets for my penpals. I think it will be a nice idea to use it for the postcards, too. For Postcrossing I’d only a stamp with my username, what I use regular. :smiley:

I have my stamps in 2 wooden boxes that have several drawers and I have certain “themes” in the drawers:

Christmas :gift: :christmas_tree:
Halloween :jack_o_lantern:
Easter
Plants :palm_tree: :cactus: :shamrock: :sunflower:
Animals :snail: :octopus: :snake: :cat2: :orangutan:
Comics :snowman_with_snow: :sun_with_face: :croissant:
Celtic patterns

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Those are great. I was very lucky when I stumbled upon a Frankfurt mix of mini rubber stamps.

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Cool, unfortunately no set for Bremen. My set is quite big as it is designed to make your own postcards with it (it comes with blank cards). They are called Stempel-Post (rubber stamp mail).

Wow it was cool to see everyone’s stamps.
I don’t use many stamps on my postcards cause I want to write a lot haha.
I use a stamp in my letters, at the end and/or on the envelope, kinda like a signature?
Do any of you do this?

Yes, on every (Postcrossing related) postcard! I guess I need to exchange the stamp pad soon :blush: I have a slightly bigger wooden rubber stamp with the same design.

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I have a small collection of rubber stamps but I rarely use them (they can smudge, and I find stickers easier to use). But yesterday I drew a profile of a Postcrosser who asked for LOTS of rubber stamps on their postcard! :heart_eyes:
So I rubber-stamped all over the card and wrote a nice message. And then noticed … smudges. :confounded:

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I stamp all cards first, then I will let them dry and write later that day or the following :blush:

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O-ho! Another devotee of the :fist_right: Tampographe Sardon :fist_left:. This is definitely a region at risk for a financial meltdown. I love it.
I’m currently waiting for another delivery from France (among others the Frida and the Le Majeur).

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@nordbaer Would you like to show the community what a rubber stamp collection also can look like? :smiley:

And for all you rubber stamp geeks: don’t miss to read The Rubber Stamp Album by Joni K. Miller and Lowry Thompson. It’s adorable and still available in antique bookshops.

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Ladies first. Ask @Reisegern :grin:

My stamp collection isn’t very impressive, but I don’t mind showing it later on.

At the moment I’m busy with something else and cannot access the rubber stamps except for those that I lately carved and those I regularly use for Postcrossing.



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So @nordbaer, could you please show your stamp collection?

For sure I know that @Speicher3’s rubber stamp collection is really impressive.