Vintage stamps. What’s not to love? Using vintage stamps for wedding invitations, or any kind of specialty mailing is a unique way to stand out! If you’re wedding falls in prime wedding season this is a perfect idea you should consider!
First of all, before you start looking for stamps you’ll need an idea of how much its going to cost to send your invitations. While stamps now cost about .44 cents, vintage stamps could be as little as .3 cents. Depending on how many cards and components you have in your invitation suite, you may need more than one .44 cent stamp. As a result that could be A LOT of stamps!
Keeping this in mind during your search will make sending out your invites less painful!
Finding vintage stamps isn’t as hard as one may think. The problem more comes down to finding the right kind of stamps you need! You can find practically anything online and stamps are no different.
Ebay and Etsy are two places that have a lot of variety to search through, but take your time to make sure you’re getting the right kind of stamp! Make sure the stamps you buy have not been used yet! These things are be expensive and I would hate for you to spend money on something you cant even use!
If you’re searching on Ebay and find a certain set or style that you like, you can search by the Scott number. Scott numbers are how stamps are identified. Naturally this makes them easier to search for if you are looking to buy a design in bulk!
Here are some online shops to explore:
This may be a more difficult option depending on if you have this a shop in your town, but an option nonetheless! Antique stores can be hit or miss but its worth a look as you never know what you can find!
Be sure to get in touch with the shop owner and see if they can put you in touch with a stamp dealer, or collector. If you do get a connect to a stamp dealer, they can be a great source! Sometimes they are willing to sell to you for face value!
These are just a few options for your search! If you find any other resources, we would love to hear them!