The Stamp Set

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, one of the items I found at the antique shop Tuesday was a vintage rubber stamp set.

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When we first discovered this at the shop, my friend, Pam,  and I quickly decided that this was, most likely, not the original box for this stamp set. That was apparent because of the information on the label on the outside of the box.

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Yesterday afternoon, I began sorting through the stamps. I had mentioned in my blog post that there were both images and words within the set. I’m going to do some research to try to determine the date, but there were a few clues in the “auto” stamp as well as the “school” stamp.

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I soon discovered another clue hinting that this wasn’t the original box. As I sorted the stamps, I discovered that they won’t all fit in the box if arranged neatly.

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A reader suggested yesterday that perhaps this belonged to a teacher. As I worked with the stamps, I wondered about the person (teacher, perhaps?) who owned this set. Was she upset that the stamps didn’t fit neatly in the box?

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The day slipped away, and I didn’t have a chance to ink the stamps. Perhaps I’ll get that done today, and it can be one of my Random Five Friday items tomorrow.

~These Days Of Mine~


17 responses to “The Stamp Set

  1. There are more stamps there than I thought! It was a great find for you. You were meant to have it. It will be fun when you “ink” the stamps and see how they look!

  2. It was a totally magical find for you – the perfect person to give that old stamp set a home….the box is wonderful even if it was “re-purposed” by whoever put the stamps in it. I think it’s wonderful that you found it!!


  3. Oh thank you for the follow-up. I was wondering about the fonts and images. You are going to have fun with this.

  4. What a neat find! I have to agree with one of your readers, I bet those stamps belonged to a teacher. Can’t wait to see the results when you ink them. Have fun!

  5. What a great find!! I would be loving the whole sorting out process even if they did not all fit in the box neatly. Fun, fun. Can’t wait to see what else you post about these lovelies!

  6. Looks like many hours of joy in that box. I can just imagine the wonderful cards and things you’ll make. It’s a box of smiles for sure.

  7. I love your find! Anxious to see them stamped!

  8. I’m looking forward to the cards you’ll make with your vintage stamping set!

  9. Certainly a great find …. and I couldn’t help do some research of my own… on that vintage box… It’s from the C.H. Stoelting Co. in Chicago – they made laboratory instruments, scales, etc… I can’t find anything specific on the box, but apparently it originally contained different mechanical items that had been taken apart, and a student had to open the box and reassemble the different ‘models’ in it: A -> J .. Maybe as part of an exam ???
    Very cool !!! Great stamps, too 😉

  10. Oooh the stories those stamps could tell!! 🙂


  11. Wonderful!!! I LOVE the stamps. I know you’ll enjoy using them.

  12. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Very interesting what Marshall found out about the box! I think you are going to have much enjoyment from this set. Good find.

  13. Olde Towne Photos

    I love it when your posts give rise to a Wild Google Chase.

  14. Wow what an interesting find. Very cool stamp set.

  15. The stamp set is fantastic. Question/suggestion….You have taken pictures of the the stamp set and placed them in GOOGLE, searches can also be done that way. Just a thought. What a beautiful set though, what fun finding such a gem. The tea kettle was also a great find. : )

  16. This is so fascinating Dianna. I can’t wait to see some of the inked versions too.

  17. Looks like fun awaiting. 🙂

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