(Closed) Where to find vintage stamps?

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I suppose it depends on what you mean by vintage.  You can buy older stamps back to sometime in the 1990s through the USPS website.  eBay has uncirculated sheets for sale if you look, although the older the stamps are the more collectible they are, which means that you pay significantly more than their value as postage.

I am not sure how you would use stamps like these to actually  mail an invitation – their postage value is still the value on the stamp, so for instance, for a 1960 first-class stamp (worth 5 cents) you would need 9 of them for regular first-class postage, and 12 of them to mail a 7-inch square invitation envelope.  It might not be one of Martha’s more practical ideas.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2007 - Rosary Chapel & Monterey Marriott, Monterey, CA

I bought my "vintage" LOVE stamps from http://www.stampwants.com

I needed to use extra postage on my envelopes already, so it worked out perfectly within 4 cents 🙂

In the end it cost me an extra $10 to use the vintage stamps. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Looks like if you want stamps around 15 years old (25 or 32 cent stamps) like some of the older LOVE stamps eBay is a reasonable place to get them.  They seem to sell for about face value, and some sellers have multiple books available so you don’t end up paying a lot of shipping fees.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2018

Also, if you have something in mind (a vintage image), you can always do a make your own, there are websites that you can do that in (i’m not sure, but google will know haha).

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