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Looking for those inkless, perforating library stamps.

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 - 10 answers

 

What are these? Die-cut stamps from Japan

My grandmother's father brought these home from 'the orient' decades ago. [more inside]
posted by SarahBellum on Nov 21, 2013 - 2 answers

How do I load a file of stamps into Adobe Acrobat Pro?

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 - 2 answers

STAMPED

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 - 2 answers

All I want is to save a couple dollars on postage

Can I put a penny stamp on my already-printed metered letters? [more inside]
posted by anthropophagous on Jan 26, 2012 - 3 answers

To stamp or not to stamp

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 - 22 answers

We have stamps.

Antiques/stamp appraisers in NYC or vicinity? [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Nov 13, 2011 - 1 answer

Pooh Emergency! Looking For Rubber Stamps!

Where can I find Winnie-the Pooh rubber stamps (Milne not Disney) [more inside]
posted by goalyeehah on Nov 4, 2011 - 10 answers

What should I do with my old stamp collection?

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 - 12 answers

What are these...stamps?

These look like ceramic ghost ink stamps. Are they? Where can I get them online? [more inside]
posted by cashman on Jan 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Where can I sell a stamp collection without getting ripped off?

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 - 7 answers

Stick some stamps on top of my head/I'm gonna mail myself to you

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 - 7 answers

How do Post Office Workers Handle Stamps?

How do post office workers handle the insane amount of special stamps? [more inside]
posted by Bugbread on May 11, 2010 - 15 answers

Don't need to mail things but would love the decor

What crafty things can I do with old foreign stamps? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Jan 5, 2010 - 8 answers

Let's get philatelical

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 - 7 answers

Hundreds and hundreds of stamps. What now?

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 - 7 answers

Can un-stamped stamps be reused?

Can you reuse postage stamps if the Post Office doesn't stamp them? [more inside]
posted by nursegracer on Jul 11, 2008 - 8 answers

Why does the post office sell 42 cent stamps? Why do people buy them?

Why does the post office sell 42 cent stamps? Why do people buy them? [more inside]
posted by Flunkie on Jun 2, 2008 - 72 answers

Postage Stamp Filter - Philippines to USA

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 - 10 answers

Can I use a rubber stamp image on my website?

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 - 17 answers

How long do "First Class" stamps work?

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 - 13 answers

Are all US postage stamps now self-adhesive?

Are all US postage stamps now self-adhesive? [more inside]
posted by Tube on Jan 16, 2008 - 12 answers

Authoritative price guide for stamp collecting?

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 - 9 answers

Vintage Stamps for Face Value

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 - 7 answers

Where can I buy cheap paper to make my own greeting cards?

[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 - 16 answers

Buying stamps online

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 - 14 answers

stamps as a memorial thank you

Stamps as part of memorial thank you... [more inside]
posted by skillet on May 8, 2007 - 1 answer

How is a postage stamp authenticated?

How is the authenticity of a postage stamp verified in the normal mail delivery process? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Nov 13, 2006 - 11 answers

Selling Stamps to the PO

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 - 10 answers

$100? Can I pay you in Bugs Bunny stamps?

Are stamps a legal form of currency? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Sep 29, 2006 - 16 answers

Do I qualify for food stamps?

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 - 18 answers

Source for a custom self-inking stamp with Pantone ink?

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 - 13 answers

Mailing books from home, cheaply.

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 - 22 answers

Reusing postage stamps

Reusing postage stamps - How much trouble could you get it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 1, 2006 - 26 answers

What do these stamps look like?

ok, this has been bothering me ever since I first started using THOMAS and saw these on the day's record: exactly what would an autism awareness stamp or a school safety awareness stamp look like?
posted by scrim on Dec 4, 2004 - 3 answers

Photo Stamps experiences?

Has anyone used Photo Stamps yet? [MI] [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Sep 3, 2004 - 4 answers

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