Thursday, March 31, 2011

Old Stamp Album Pages: Cataloguing Philatelic Tools

I have to tell you, I may not know all that much about stamp collecting in general. However, this does not stop me from enjoying all things philatelic, including these tools, which are so old fashioned and wonderful, I wish I could have at least the "Pocket Magnarule" in my hands at this moment.
The Scott company is still doing business in the stamp world, but I doubt they'll take exception to anything we publish online out of their 1930 Album's pages (a personal favorite of this collector's pride), for it can only further the trade in stamp collecting, buying and selling, etc. It's an art, really, one refined over decades of honest toil.
To me, each stamp has a history, no matter how new or old. I enjoy each story told by every skid, gouge, tear, crease, cancellation, or marring of the stamps I now possess.
All of the images in this post are from the 1930 Edition of the Scott Stamp & Coin Company's ("1 west 47th Street, New York, U.S.A.") International Junior Postage Stamp Album, the cover and collage page lettering of which may be found at our most popular offering to date (find it HERE).
Happy Stamp Collecting--and Happy Creativity!
Please see more in red below these images. Thanks!
Rose


Vintage Stamp Collecting Tools
PAGE 1
Downloadable Version HERE


PAGE 2
Downloadable Version HERE


Detail
Downloadable Version HERE


More Tools
Rulers
Downloadable Version HERE


Magnifying Glass
Downloadable Version HERE


Magnifying Glass #2
Downloadable Version HERE



Tongs
Downloadable Version HERE





Border Only
Downloadable Version HERE


You are free to:
make art with our images.
You are then free to:
play with or sell any artwork made with our images.
You are not free to:
sell the images themselves in sets to the public.
Please respect our gifts that are free by
keeping them free!
Thanks so much!



Scanned Imagery courtesy PPS Archives
Free for Public Domain Use





6 comments:

Ann said...

how cool! love these images1 thanks so much!!

Plush Possum Studio said...

Glad you like 'em!
;)

mo said...

I adore your "with love to Japan" stamp.

You are an angel.

*hugs*

mo

Plush Possum Studio said...

It was hard to watch what happened and not be overcome by sadness. Over at the IUOMA site, we have a Solidarity With Japan group. There are ways of helping through contact there, in case you're interested.

http://iuoma-network.ning.com/

Rose

Mina said...

These are awesome! Times have really changed, haven't they.

Plush Possum Studio said...

Glad you like these too! Gotta love their "Magnaruler."The Scott company {We receive NO compensation for this--nor would I want us to!!!} has a whole line of stamp collecting reference catalogues. etc. We rely on them for the latest on stamp collecting. They are considered trustworthy, knowledgable, reliable.
;)

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