Stamp Collecting

Did you collect stamps as a child?

I did – Mum worked for the Department of Foreign Affairs before she had my brother and I – one of her friends saved a big box of stamps and Mum planned to repackage them and sell them for the church fete!  She seemed to always get such labour intensive tasks assigned to her!

Guess who had first pick?!  I think my brother and I probably had the best collections on the street!

I spent hours looking at the stamps as a kid and imagining the far away lands.  Quite educational.

Last year at the Fifties Fair there were a few lengths of fabric printed with stamps designs which I had never seen before.  They were, as most things at that event, quite pricey so I held back and didn’t buy anything.  So I have now spend the past year dreaming about stamp fabric!

This year there was very little fabric for sale, probably due to the rain – disappointingly.

So thrilled to find this stamp print at Spotlight recently!   And at just $8 per metre.  It reminds me of that time as a child and the stamps are vintage, not like some other similar fabrics currently available.

Can’t wait to make it up – perfect for yet another Fifties Style Novelty Skirt!

Vintage Australian Stamp with Crocodile

Vintage Australian Stamp with Crocodile

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Fabric Printed with Vintage Stamps - French Stamp picturing the Arc de Triomphe

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2 thoughts on “Stamp Collecting

  1. I just love that fabric. It will make a gorgeous skirt! I gave my stamp collection away when I was in my 20s. I know the little boy was happy to receive it but I am secretly gutted. I loved the giant pretty Polska stamps and I had a Penny Red in there too!

  2. Trish I love the stamp fabric, I love anything and everything to do with stamps. To me, they are tiny graphic posters usually with a brilliant and creative concept behind them.

    I look forward to seeing what the fabric becomes.

    I didn’t have a stamp collection but I married someone who had one!

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