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Posted 07/14/2017   10:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add hoosierboy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
The USPS allows three companies to market user created postage stamps. What has been your experience with creating, using, and collecting these stamps? Please post an example with comments on the purpose for its creation.
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Posted 07/17/2017   07:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add blcjr to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well, three days with no replies. I doubt that these are considered collectible as such. I created some for use with the first day of issue of the 2015 Coast Guard stamp. Of no philatelic value by themselves, my rationale was that they might FDC collectors might view them as contributing to the "cachet" of the covers I affixed them to. I've not tried to sell any of them, so I have no idea whether it would add to the interest of these FDC's or not.

Example below:
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Posted 07/17/2017   09:04 am  Show Profile Check Petert4522's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

hoosierboy, you could try the 'search' function here. There have been several other posts on personal stamps on this forum, and folks do collect them.

Peter
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Posted 07/17/2017   7:55 pm  Show Profile Check DC3's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add DC3 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Besides the other threads here on this subject, you can also see additional images and comments in this group at Facebook: "Create stamps: Personalized stamps/ Personalised stamps".

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Edited by DC3 - 07/17/2017 8:01 pm
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Posted 07/18/2017   11:00 pm  Show Profile Check DC3's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add DC3 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Some Zazzle customized postage designs.
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Posted 08/24/2017   6:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add USClassicsStore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Whatever happened to custom designed stamps? Are these still available?
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Posted 08/24/2017   11:53 pm  Show Profile Check DC3's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add DC3 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, you can still design personalized stamps, in over 60 countries.
Yes, my designs are still available at the Zazzle website, but only at the current set of postal rates/denominations.
For example, my stamp designs:
https://www.zazzle.com/dorinco*/sta...753551460346
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Posted 09/14/2017   11:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add thepackrat to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think I will need to do this with a picture of my daughters Chihuahua and send her a letter at college. She would freak out when she sees the stamp.
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Posted 09/14/2017   11:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampmaster to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi, is there background information on this subject?

How does one go about doing this?

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Posted 09/14/2017   1:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 09/14/2017   2:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EdziuMM to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My wife & I thought we'd give a real charge to family & friends by sending mail to them that had us on custom stamps. Only one noticed!
Lesson: Non-stamp-nuts are unlikely to look at the stamps on the mail they receive.

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Posted 09/14/2017   2:35 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
...Only one noticed!...


I think I see the problem, , you need a picture that your family will take notice of, perhaps something like this?






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Posted 09/14/2017   5:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Hoxsie454 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Oh my gosh! Don, you gave me a really good laugh! Thanks.
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Posted 09/14/2017   6:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add blcjr to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah, that would probably generated some concern. But would it have been because of the suggestion that "Dad" (or "Gramps") had been arrested, or would it have been concern for what happened to his right arm?
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Posted 09/14/2017   8:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EdziuMM to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
AAAArrgh! My secret's out!
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Posted 09/15/2017   08:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EdziuMM to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
BTW, in all fairness, it should have been noted that the jury found me not guilty of the charge of Aggravated Licking of a Self-Adhesive Postage Stamp.
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