Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Me and My Space - Something new.. but very old.

Hi - This weeks Me and My Space post is on Tuesday, I have a challenge post for Wednesday. And this week I got something in that is just making me giggle and I was very excited to show them to you!!!

Aren't these just wonderful???
 I am just soooo excited about them. I found these wonderful Antique alphabet stamps on Etsy a couple of weeks ago. I have wanted some vintage/antique letters for a long time, but well... they are usually really pricey. Well. this set was just perfect for me. They are super clean - great condition, all "usable" and honestly... a FABULOUS price!
The box is just a bit worn, but from everything I can tell this set is probably from the 1940's maybe early 1950's - I think... so worn is to be expected. But the stamps are in wonderful condition. The set still has its metal line up bar and the wooden bar for long words. Plus the original stamp pad... dried out but it is still there! I have already used them in a project or two, and all though silly they just make me happy to use them!

Now I am obsessed and want more of them... other fonts and sizes. LOL ok, I'll just be happy with this set for now, but I will be keeping a watch for one to add to it, then I'll have a collection started :0)

So you have anything new (or old)  that makes you happy to use?

I'll see you tomorrow for my Inky Impressions Challenge post... Have a great Tuesday!
HUGS and-

6 comments:

Maryann said...

Oh yeas I agree they´re really awesome, and I can sure understand, you´re so exited about them. I would be too, if it was me, that for certain he he he. Can´t wait to see, what you´ve used them for????

Carol Dee said...

Fabulous find! Lucky girl. Have fun with them.

Bernice said...

I would think its quite rare to find a set like this in good condition. I have a really old stamp that came from the drawing offices of Harland and Wolff - where the Titanic was built. It was used to mark documents as confidential, property of Harland and Wolff, its not in great condition - but fine for a distressed look.
Bernice

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is a great find, love the vintage stamps.

Heidi Brawley said...

oh what an Awesome find! hmmm...My Spellbinder dies give me Joy to use! lol lol
Hugs, Heidi

beachgal said...

I had this exact set as a kid - I was born in 1946 and probably got mine around 1950 or 51. I'm always amazed when I see toy's I had that someone has kept all the years and is in still good condition. It wasn't too useful of a set since I wanted to print off secrete messages with it. It was tedious and the results were usually crooked. I'm sure I didn't play with mine much.