Wednesday

Vintage Stamp Designs

Have you seen any old stamp designs that your grandparents or relatives have kept over the years? I am extremely fascinated by the designs and the meaning behind them. The more worn and discolored, the better! It truly is the vintage quality of the stamp and knowing that our ancestors licked the backs and stuck them on envelopes to deliver to loved ones so long ago that has me reminiscing and smiling.


Designs back then were truly remarkable!




source* stamps

23 comments:

Rebecca - A Daily Something said...

I just discovered my Italian great-grandfather's stamp collection at my grandmother's house. It's beautiful! These are some beautiful finds you have here...

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Yes! I don't think I had ever sat and thought about stamps, but vintage ones are *super* cool! Especially the really bright ones...even the older portrait ones have some really cool detailing...I'm a fan (c:

Jenna Lee said...

Who knew stamps could be so beautiful. Makes you never want to use them! Maybe that the point! Smart move USPS!

Erika Lee Sears said...

i got one on the mail the other day and i loved it :) good job post office lol!

{The Perfect Palette} said...

these are all so great! thanks for sharing.

xoxo, chrissy
The Perfect Palette

Becca {A Blonde's Logic} said...

Those are great! I don't think I've seen those kinds before!

Becca
http://blondeslogic.blogspot.com

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

Those are beautiful! I think the current stamp is pretty darn ugly.

Coley said...

Love these. The bird one reminds me of the stamps I had custom made for our wedding invites :)
www.whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com

Bad Joan said...

You could make amazing collages with these. Great finds.

GTBB,
http://badjoan.com
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dana @ wonder forest said...

when i was little i collected pretty stamps like these :) no idea where they went though, but you're right, the artwork back then was amazing!
xo dana
thewonderforest.com

Bud and Leo said...

So beautiful. You never think about these having such amazing design but they really do! Thanks for pointing this out :)

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

They are so pretty!so much detail in such a small little piece of paper!

natasha {schue love} said...

Ooo love all the fun vintage inspiration! Amazing!!

Ashley said...

I used to love collecting old stamps- they were so delicate and pretty!

fineandfeathered said...

ugh! I love vintage stamps! these are so gorgeous!

Style, She Wrote said...

These are so neat! Fun post. xo style, she wrote

danielle {breakfast at toast} said...

What a fun post. These are beautiful!

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

I love old stamps. This is such a great post, Drew! Lovely finds...so inspirational :) xoxoxo brynn

Klaudia B. said...

wow, it's fantastic !
I love it :)

kisses,
Klaudia B.

TheMadTwins said...

Wow! didn't knew they existed Ö


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Jessica said...

Wow - these are so beautiful! Maybe we'd all send more snail mail if the post office put some effort into stamp designs!

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

Oh my gosh Drew these are so gorgeous!

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