(Closed) Vintage Stamps

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I bought tons of vintage (Canadian) stamps off ebay for reasonable prices. I was able to buy them in little sets. I think in the end buying enough stamps for all the invitations I’ll need to send only cost me like $15 more than it would with normal stamps, and they look awesome!

Make sure you buy unused stamps!!

Post # 4
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893 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

This may be a silly question…but how would it work to use vintage stamps? Do you just pile on enough to cover the current stamp fee? Will any not be accepted by the post office?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Sadly, you probably won’t be able to buy vintage stamps for face value and will generally have to pay more for them. Try Etsy, Amazon and Ebay. You’ll have to buy them in small quantities until you have enough.

I totally know the allure though! I saw this, swooned, and fainted. Love it!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have been wanting these too! Or at least for the post office to have a few more options for stamps that look a bit vintage.

Anything not so modern and typical wedding. Not like there is anything wrong with that for all you bees that like them, it just isn’t me.

Post # 8
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109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I really want to do this too- but i may cheat and only do it for people who i know will appreciate the cuteness- like my girlfriends, our parents friends, and relatives…. actually maybe just everyone but my FI’s single friends 🙂

I’ve been using this online catalog to find stamps I like the look of (and you can get a general price range from this too) then i search from them by name on ebay. You can find some for fairly reasonable prices on ebay… I’m only sending out about 80 invites so that helps.

http://www.mysticstampcatalog.com/ 

Post # 9
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768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

see if you can find a local stamp collector willing to sell you face value. We got lucky and found someone that had a load of extras. we also weren’t picky about the types of stamps.

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I just did a search on ebay for “face value stamps” and got a ton of results. I wanted a general vintage look, but wasn’t too picky about the subject matter of the stamps, so I just bought a few lots of vintage stamps BELOW face value ($10 worth of stamps, for $9). You don’t know what you’ll get until they arrive, but I loved all of mine. Check out the ebay seller: 1055anton.

Post # 11
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627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

there are a couple sellers on etsy that sell them.

i paid about 78 ents per 44 cents of value, but the seller put them together in “bunches” of 44 cents so i didnt have to do any work. except licking a million stamps! haha…

it was great!

the seller was farstarr.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Just an FYI to follow up my recent post- I recommended looking at mysticstampcatalog.com (which i still look at sometimes) but I came acorss a whole list of people who had filed complaints against them with the BBB for sending and charging for unordered merchendise. So don’t order anything from them! I’m sticking to ebay to purchase…

 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@neontl: thank you for posting that picture, i am now obsessed and must do that!!

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