Vintage number eight stamps

January 20, 2008

What is it about vintage stamps? and the number eight? I love the tiny images, so colorful, such a little bit of color and charm fulfilling a mundane task. I bought these late last night on ebay (someone stop me!) and can’t wait to frame them up. I’m loving the grey of the second set of stamps (it would be a perfect color for reupholstering the armchair). Have a good weekend, Abbey

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PS for anyone looking to buy vintage stamps: a stamp collector told me that Ebay really isn’t the best place to buy them. He says they are generally overpriced and the best thing to do is to head to a local stamp store (look in your yellowpages). Here in NYC, I’ve been meaning to check out Champion Stamp, which is supposed to be one of the best. Of course, I like to browse on ebay for inspiration (and late at night, when my will is weak, I clearly buy as well).

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zia meadows January 20, 2008 at 3:49 pm

these grey stamps are so lovely I think grey is such a great elegant colour I just got hold of 20 metres of grey wool for £15 sterling off ebay and I’m planning putting everywhere!

Camilla January 22, 2008 at 4:02 pm

These stamps are beautiful. Thank you for sharing!!

melissa@yummygoods January 26, 2008 at 7:32 pm

those are so awesome!

Abbey January 27, 2008 at 11:09 pm

Zia,
I’d love to see what you do with the grey wool!

Abbey February 1, 2008 at 10:33 am

Hi everyone,

These came and are lovely! I’ll post about it soon! xo Abbey

seleta May 24, 2009 at 12:48 am

Oh how pretty. Why can’t they make more pretty stamps like those? The floral on the grey is so chic.

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