Interested in soccer stamps ?

Making stamps is  type of hobby, and stamps collecting is another way to enjoy your fre time on better way. Making own stamps (rubber, foam, polymer or some other material) is primary topic of this blog, but I couldn't resist to make one short post about collecting stamps, so I suppose that my readers will be also interested in. I simply love soccer, and my attention can't ignore some great collectibles in this field.

As already said, I usualy write about making own stamps, or any other kind of personalized stamps, but this  time I decided to show You some soccer stamps. Again: I just love'em! Collect them! Hold them:) history of soccer stamps is not so rich, but it is very interesting, and can be funny if you  like to spend your free time on creative way.

For example here it socer stamp from Hungary, punblished 1966, it is not expencie, set is about $10-$15, I like it very much, soccer players on this stamp are like in fair tale.

This is modern, Portugal soccer stamp (year 2008) and You can buy this stmp for few buck, inexpensive too.

Next, also one of my favorites is Poland 1990 soccer stamp, can be treated like Italy 90 stamp.It is nice and very cheap since this stamp is printed in about 7 000 000 volume.

Then take a look at those two beautiful peaces from Ghana and Guinea with black soccer players, they are rare and I don't know exactly price bt I know they those soccer stamps are not very cheap, I mean on Ghana soccer stamp series, those from Guinea can be bought for $10-$12 on eBay.

Those beauties are from french 1938 and mexico:

I hope You like this small mixture of my favorite soccer stamps. I can write and post those stamps for a whole day because I am relay enjoy in this :)

I hope that my regular readers who are mostly interested in own postal stamps, will not be mad, because of this small interrupt with beauty stamps from world of soccer!

Make own stamp

Don't you just love when your dad marks all his professional as well as personal letters with his own stamp? Have you ever wished to have a rubber stamp of your own, with which you could mark all your personal items? Approaching your dad to get a rubber stamp made for you doesn't look too appealing, right! So, what to do now? Simple, make a rubber stamp of your own. Yes, you read that right. It is perfectly possible to create a stamp as a DIY project. In case you need any help in this regard, go through the following lines and find step-by-step instructions on how to make your own rubber stamps.

How To Create A Rubber Stamp

Supplies Needed for creating own rubber stamps

Rubber Eraser
Tracing Paper
Marker or Pen
Carving Tool, such as a craft knife
Small Block of Wood (slightly larger than eraser)
Rubber Cement

Instructions for stamp creating

First of all, you will have to decide on the pattern that you want to use on your rubber stamp. If none of the available templates appeal to you, you can draw one on your own.
You can also search the internet for likeable patterns. In case you like one, download it and save for future use.
In case you have the stamp pattern on paper, scan the image onto your computer. Now, use a photo editing program to create a mirror image of the pattern. If you use the image directly, it won't come out right as a stamp.
Now, place a sheet of tracing paper over the mirror image of your stamp and secure it with a tape, on the edges. This way, the papers will not move. Next, trace the pattern over the tracing paper.
Get the eraser and making use of the marker and the tracing paper, outline the pattern directly onto it.
In this step, you will have to decide on the part of the pattern that you want to be seen on paper. With the help of a marker, color in the rest of the eraser.
Making use of the carving tool, you have to cut away every part of the eraser that has been colored.
Turn over the eraser and spread rubber cement on its entire surface and then attach it to the center of the block of wood.
Keep the rubber stamp at a place where it is unlikely to be disturbed, to let it dry completely.
Your rubber stamp is now ready. You can use it to mark all your personal items.

Tips for rubber stamps creating

After every use, make sure to clean your stamp thoroughly and then let it dry completely, before storing again. This will help prevent cracking.
Always make use of a closed container to store the rubber stamp. It will prevent the eraser from becoming too dry.
When using rubber cement to stick the stamp pattern, make sure to be in a well-ventilated area, as the fumes may cause harm.