Sometimes, one of the first pages of a library book will bear an identifying stamp made of perforations punched through by a special tool. This practice seems to have disappeared, and Googling for it has only frustrated me. What is the tool called and where can I find one? [more inside]
posted by viewofdelft
on Dec 2, 2013 -
I have Adobe Acrobat XI Pro. I have a PDF of proofreading markup stamps that my client sent me to use. Can anyone tell me how to load the stamps into Acrobat Pro so I can use them to proofread a file? [more inside]
posted by orange swan
on Aug 20, 2013 -
Somewhat inspired by this thread
, I want to order a bunch of funny stamps for friends. Questions. What is a good company to use, what is a "standard size" stamp, anything I should know about fonts, etc.? Also, should I buy an ink pad for everyone, as well, or is just getting the stamps enough?
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates
on May 26, 2012 -
US passport / stamp filter: What is the policy for stamping US passports upon arrival back in the US? I've had inconsistent experiences with this. [more inside]
posted by andrewesque
on Jan 9, 2012 -
About 20 years ago, I amassed a small stamp collection. Probably a few hundred stamps, maybe half unused, half canceled. I totally lost track of them until my mom recently mailed them to me. I don't really want to keep them. There appears to be some evidence of mold damage. What should I do with them? [more inside]
posted by grouse
on Jun 16, 2011 -
I have a large stamp collection that has postage stamps from around 1920 or so through the present (mostly 1920s through 1950s), mostly U.S. but some foreign as well. Most stamps came off mail and are in an album. Some have postmarks, some don't. I live in Boston and would like to take the collection in person to a dealer who won't rip me off, but I'm open to other alternatives too.
posted by scottso17
on Jun 9, 2010 -
I am a lazy butt and hate going out of my way to mail things. USPS ClickNShip
works perfectly for my needs, but now that I'm doing BookMooch
I want to use a cheaper postage method, like media mail. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by Madamina
on May 25, 2010 -
About ten years ago I picked up an amazing collection of 114 (mint condition, plastic-sleeved) vintage first day issue stamps/envelopes at a thrift store. Been simplifying my belongings and I'm thinking it's time to sell them. Hey you stamp collectors... what are your recommendations? [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster
on Jan 19, 2009 -
I was going trough my late grandfather's belongings and found a box choke-full of stamps. Are they valuable? What should I do with them? [more inside]
posted by Sijeka
on Nov 29, 2008 -
My wife wants to send stamps to a friend in the Philippines so the friend can write back easily. What type of stamps should she buy?
posted by stuboo
on Apr 13, 2008 -
Are there any copyright infringement issues to using a Rubber Stamp Image that I purchased on my website? [more inside]
posted by karyys
on Feb 27, 2008 -
I have U.S. postage stamps labeled as "First Class" (no monetary value), which are dated 2006. Will one stamp still get a letter to its destination?
posted by mkultra
on Jan 16, 2008 -
I'm looking for an authoritative price guide for postage stamps, primarily US stamps from prior to 1960, similar to the Overstreet guides printed for comic books. There are a number of such stamps I would like to look up.
Online would be great, physical guides that need to be purchased would be fine too. Thanks in advance.
posted by John Kenneth Fisher
on Nov 23, 2007 -
Where can I buy vintage, valid US postage stamps for face value or near face value? [more inside]
posted by bonheur
on Sep 25, 2007 -
[Homemade Greeting Card Filter] I want to make greeting cards, for friends and family -- mainly for obscure holidays (and just to say hello!) But buying supplies at PaperSource is super expensive -- and stamps are not exactly cheap. Where do you buy specialty stock paper and other greeting card paraphernalia? [mi] [more inside]
posted by moooshy
on Aug 13, 2007 -
Where can I buy first class postage online? I need to be able to choose a custom rate (say, $1.57). [more inside]
posted by indyz
on Jun 21, 2007 -
Ok, burning my question for the week with something really stupid yet I don't have the time to sit on the phone on hold or make the trip, so here goes: in the US, will the post office buy back your stamps at face value (and with no questions asked)?
posted by catcatwomanman
on Oct 8, 2006 -
Food Stamp Filter: I'm a new graduate student in a 5 year program and my fellowship, while nice, precludes me from taking out any student loans. my mom suggested I look into food stamps, but I can't figure out if I qualify. Help! [more inside]
posted by gilsonal
on Sep 2, 2006 -
Does anyone know of an online source for ordering custom self-inking stamps with custom ink colors (Pantone match)?
posted by livinginmonrovia
on Aug 2, 2006 -
I mail stuff all the time, usually books, and have to go to our terrible post office (long waits, willfully obstructionist employees, etc.) to mail a book via media mail. Yet I can't just weigh it at home and put stamps on it because the Unabomber had to ruin things for everyone, so there is no anonymous mailing of anything over a lb. or so.
Furthermore, the postal kiosk, available 24 hours, won't even print out the $4.05 postage for flat fee priority mailing, let alone media mail postage.
Does anyone know if Zazzle
stamps meet the postal requirements for non-anonymous mailing? If so, that would be great.
posted by craniac
on Jun 8, 2006 -