vintage mismatched postage stamps on envelopes – is it legal and/or possible?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 4
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

You can order all kinds of stamps from the post office, and there are lots of different designs – we went with the bonsai trees. But actual old collectable stamps would be a giant pain in the ass if you’re doing more than a dozen invitations. If you love it, then look into it, but realize most people will not notice stamps.

Post # 5
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

check to see what zazzle has. 

Honestly, no one notices the stamp.  My mom an I got in a huge argument about stamps, so you think I would notice stamps now – nope couldn’t tell you what kind of stamp was on the last 5 wedding invites we got in the mail this month.

Post # 6
3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It’s legal, it’s possible, and it’s EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE!

Post # 7
8 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

You might want to look on Etsy. Do a search for “unused vintage stamps” and you will come across heaps that you can buy and use as regular postage. Personally, I am using the “Vintage Seed Packet” forever stamps from the post office and rounding them out with a couple coordinating vintage stamps I found sets of on Etsy.

Most vintage stamps are not much postage, some as low as just a few cents, so they can be good for a little extra postage if your invites are a little thick or heavy and require a bit extra. It takes a little bit of work and searching, but is definitely doable! Especially if you can find sellers who offer large quantities.

Post # 8
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I don’t think anyone would really notice the stamps, unfortunately. Perhaps  you can incorporate them into your placecard design or programme covers, where they’ll have more impact?

Post # 9
3199 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsTVLover:  +1…we just did one $0.66 stamp for every outer envelope and one $0.47 cent stamp for every RSVP envelope and we spent $113 just on postage. :/

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