Stamps by the Pound
September 13, 2012 § 2 Comments
Recently, because of the upcoming type-in and letter writing social, I’ve been searching for information and browsing for inspiration. Somewhere along the way, while thinking that collage would probably be the best approach for offering a mail art activity, I discovered that you can buy canceled stamps on eBay. By the pound. Since I have a weakness for ephemera, I placed a bid. I now have a bag containing hundreds (thousands?) of stamps from all over the world spanning decades of postal delivery.
With the more unique and interesting designs, I can see a single stamp becoming the central element of a work of art. The more monochrome stamps with run of the mill designs give me ideas for color themes. I am so excited to see what people do with them! And I have a feeling I’ll be using a few in projects of my own before December 7th.