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R.Berdar ADMIN November 4, 2009
OVER 100 PLACES OF ORIGIN!
This group is for great art and design on postage stamps from around the world and through the decades — please pick your best stamps and your best presentation of them. Keep the stamps coming and enjoy sharing.

PLEASE NOTE: We now have a one for one comment requirement. See the group description below. When you leave a comment made a note: "Seen in PS: Works of Art."

Stamps are displayed for the sole purpose of documentation and assistance in identifying stamps.

Group Description

This group is focused solely on the art and design of postage stamps from around the world, and recognizing this tiny world of color and graphics.

In a lot of cases, these little throw-away whisps of paper really are works of art, reflecting trends in design or appetite for a particular type of art from classic to abstract – and everything in-between.

Think of this as an art gallery. You can post as many images as you wish, but for each post, share ONE STAMP AT A TIME from your collection – one which you feel is a fine example of design, color or which you feel is particulary eye-catching. There are exceptions to the one-stamp-at-a-time-rule, so check out the rules pages.

Old and new stamps are welcome, although the main focus will be on stamps from the 1980's and prior.

NEW RULE (As of 10/01/09):

We're getting lots of stamps, which is great, but it's been difficult to gauge whether people are taking the time to visit others' postings.

Since this group is not just about stamps, but about the vast world of art and design they represent, we should (admin here included) do our best to let others know we're enjoying their stamps.

With that said, here it is, the Comment Requirement:

You can submit as many stamps as you want per day, but for each stamp, you must comment and leave the code on another member's posting.

One stamp = One comment.

Not all stamps are going to make it into the pool. There are a lot of catch-all groups for stamps, which is fantastic and a great way to share, but for this group, please submit the ones that really wow you with their design.

Group Rules

NEW RULE (As of 10/01/09):

We're getting lots of stamps, which is great, but it's been difficult to gauge whether people are taking the time to visit others' postings.

Since this group is not just about stamps, but about the vast world of art and design they represent, we should (admin here included) do our best to let others know we're enjoying their stamps.

With that said, here it is, the Comment Requirement:

You can submit as many stamps as you want per day, but for each stamp, you must comment and leave the code on another member's posting.

One stamp = One comment.

Not all stamps are going to make it into the pool. There are a lot of catch-all groups for stamps, which is fantastic and a great way to share, but for this group, please submit the ones that really wow you with their design.

COMMENT CODE:

BASIC RULES & GUIDELINES

1. This group is for stamps issued by the world's nations – not stamps you generate yourself. Sorry, but even if you are a swell stamp designer, we only want those released by counties.

2. Old stamps and new are welcome, although the focus will be on stamps from the 1980's and earlier.

3. Any photo you submit should depict just one stamp – a close, clear macro shot or scan.

4. As the group's intent is to be a forum to admire the art and design of these tiny pieces of preforated paper, let the stamp you choose shine without distraction – i.e., please don't post pics of whole pages from your stamp album.

The one exception to the rule is in the case where a stamp is part of a larger picture.

5. Description of Stamp: Do your best to identify your stamp, i.e. county of origin and year of issue. If you do not know the year of issue, list the decade if you know that much. Feel free to explain why you admire a particular stamp's design, or how it came into your possession, etc. Members are also encouraged to help each other out with indentifying stamps.

6. This group is not intended as a swap or a sales venue. Think of it as an on-line art museum. If you are posting stamps just to sell or swap them, there is probably a more appropriate group for you to join.

7. Respect the fact that these images are 1. offical government issue and 2. are the work of artists and designers. Don't abuse the images you find in this group. There are a multitude of copyright regulations regarding stamps so mind your manners.

8. Keep It Clean: The Admin is a stamp freak who started collecting as a little kid. Stamp collecting is a great passtime for kids, introducing them to different countries, languages, universal themes and, of course, art and design. We want the group's discussions to remain appropriate for youngsters' viewing.

9. The Admin doesn't like to get mean, but if an image/discussion doesn't meet the guidelines – i.e., you try to post image after image of album pages or pics of stamps from a mile away or your entire catalogue of stamps for sale or you go on a four-letter-word rampage – the Admin will delete without hesitation.

The bottom line is: We're about checking out pretty and/or cool images and if everyone abides by the rules, we'll have a gallery we can all be proud of and one which salutues the creativity of these wee works of arts.

Additional Info

  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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