Vintage Stamp Inspiration

Inspired by Tuesday’s post about late-60s baseball stamps, I was reminded of all the great stamps, from the US and elsewhere, that are out there. No surprise, I’m especially drawn to the midcentury designs– the limitations of the medium in terms of size and printing mean that the art is generally graphic with just a few bold colors. The populist nature of a postage stamp is that it has to appeal to a lot of people, so the designs, while accessible, are also often clever and with a sense of humor.

Here are a few of my favorite vintage stamp designs–

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