Sunday, February 12, 2017


quick makeover, vintage rubber stamps, Hartford StampsA different kind of a quickies makeover today.

Years ago I bought a trunk and had to take it as is.

Meaning all the junk inside.

I actually found several treasures in there among old clothes and newspapers.

Like a collection of eighteen rubber stamps from a automobile dealership. 

These seven are for correspondence.

Good shape for their age - 1930's and 1940's.

The wood on most appears to be cherry or mahogany.

The quickie part was cleaning and waxing the wood.

There is some damage to the rubber pad under each stamp.

They print clearly.

I displayed all of them in a big jar for years.

When I changed the decor in the den, the stamps were packed away.

I think I am ready to let them go.

Most were made by the Hartford Stamp Works.

Smith was one of the partners in the dealership.

The date stamp is stuck at July, 1941 - about the time the dealership closed.

How do I know?

The rest of the stamps are all about the business.

I plan to put these on Etsy.

Question for all of you:  List them separately, in groups, or all eighteen stamps together?

I am leaning towards keeping them together.

They have been a family for so long.

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  1. Great stamps! I would probably list together. Are you going to reopen your Etsy shop?

  2. What a great collection! I would list them all in one listing with the Variations feature. You can list each one separately and even price them separately in there and then the buyer can choose one or all of them.

  3. Very cool collection and I would keep them together if possible!

  4. Great collection. I think you should keep them grouped. If someone just wants one particular one they can convo you and ask. Happy Sunday Donna.

  5. I agree ... keep them together. Showing the stamped tags will give someone an idea of how to use them. You find the neatest things.

  6. List them together and if they don't sell, then separate them. :-)

  7. I would definitely keep them together! These are so awesome!!!


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