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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:36 pm    Post subject: Antique steel engraved beetle stamp Reply with quote

Hey Everyone,

I know it's been a long time since I've been on here but I was wondering if anyone could help me out with this stamp? I bought it quite some time ago at a estate but i can't find any information on it. Does anyone out there have one or know where it came from?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Antique steel engraved beetle stamp Reply with quote

You link takes me to a Snapfish main page.
Can you post a photo instead of a link?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Antique steel engraved beetle stamp Reply with quote

I'm working on that right now
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Antique steel engraved beetle stamp Reply with quote

KTPhil wrote:
You link takes me to a Snapfish main page.
Can you post a photo instead of a link?


I'm going to delete this until I can figure out my images. Thanks KTPhil !
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Antique steel engraved beetle stamp Reply with quote

Idea post the pics in the samba gallery. Idea Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Antique steel engraved beetle stamp Reply with quote

hazetguy wrote:
Idea post the pics in the samba gallery. Idea Rolling Eyes


YESSS! I did it! I didn't understand that I had to place the image in some category. Thanks for your patience.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Antique steel engraved beetle stamp Reply with quote

I'd roll some ink on it, print to a sheet of paper and see what it looks like.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Antique steel engraved beetle stamp Reply with quote

Are there any kind of ID marks in the block anywhere? If not, I'd assume it was a one-off creation. Pretty cool either way.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Antique steel engraved beetle stamp Reply with quote

The styling is reminiscent of the 50's, looks quite a bit like a printing press block as well to me. Are there any markings on it anywhere?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Antique steel engraved beetle stamp Reply with quote

Looks like a commercial printing block... retail hand blocks would have been rubber mounted on wood shaped for the hand or fingers.

What is the scale?

I bet someone comes up with a graphic that was made form before long...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Antique steel engraved beetle stamp Reply with quote

That's a printing block for letterhead stationary or business cards, could be from any small dealer or repair shop.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Antique steel engraved beetle stamp Reply with quote

KTPhil wrote:
Looks like a commercial printing block... retail hand blocks would have been rubber mounted on wood shaped for the hand or fingers.

What is the scale?

I bet someone comes up with a graphic that was made form before long...


Thanks everyone for the great info. The block Measures 3" by 1 1/4"
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Antique steel engraved beetle stamp Reply with quote

Look what I just found on pinterest!
Vintage Metal Letterpress Printers Block, VW, Volkswagen,
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Antique steel engraved beetle stamp Reply with quote

my59 wrote:
I'd roll some ink on it, print to a sheet of paper and see what it looks like.


Something like this...

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or this...

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Antique steel engraved beetle stamp Reply with quote

KTPhil wrote:
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I'd roll some ink on it, print to a sheet of paper and see what it looks like.


Something like this...

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Zwitter I guess? Looks like a Split-Window but with vent wings?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Antique steel engraved beetle stamp Reply with quote

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KTPhil wrote:
my59 wrote:
I'd roll some ink on it, print to a sheet of paper and see what it looks like.


Something like this...

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Zwitter I guess? Looks like a Split-Window but with vent wings?


Oval Beetle but it reminded me of this dealer ad from NY:
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Antique steel engraved beetle stamp Reply with quote

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