The Portland Stamp Company The Portland Stamp Company
We are reinvigorating the lost tradition of limited edition, commemorative poster stamps.

Since the 1890s, poster stamps have been used to:

Use your own design, one of our in-house designs, or let us create a custom stamp just for you.


Tear Up This Wall

Tear up this wall - benefit poster stamp by Bráulio Amado

These poster stamps by artist and designer Bráulio Amado are in response to the current administration’s efforts to criminalize and dehumanize immigrants. All proceeds benefit CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project.


A Short History of Poster Stamps.

Commemorative poster stamps are artifacts from another time. These miniature bits of advertising were popular in Europe at the turn of the century. Their appeal, utility, and popularity quickly grew, becoming ubiquitous in the United States in the 1920s.

Used on letterhead and envelopes to promote brands, products, and events, these small, ephemeral items provide visually stunning examples of the popular art movements of the time. The iconic work of famed designers such as Lucien Bernhard and Alphonse Mucha can be found on poster stamps.

Design & print your own custom poster stamps.

Review the options below and email us for a quote. We are happy to help with production, or simply download one of our easy-to-use templates. Costs vary depending on quantity and printing options.

1 Up

4.25” x 5.5”

Download Template

2 Up

4.25” x 5.5”

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4 Up

4.25” x 5.5”

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9 Up

5.5” x 8.5”

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All Stamps: 40 x 55 mm

High Quality Digital
Or Risograph Print

  • Full color
  • Lick & stick adhesive paper
  • Pinhole perforations
  • Limited editions of 1 - 500

Or Silkscreen

  • Up to two spot colors
  • Lick & stick adhesive paper
  • Pinhole perforations
  • Limited editions of 1 - 200





Pinhole perforated 8.5 x 11” sheets available in packages of 3 (75 stamps) or 10 (250 stamps). Free
downloadable template included. These sheets are compatible with a variety of printing techniques or can
be drawn on directly.



New lick & stick poster stamps to adorn your letters •••••• pinhole perforated by hand on vintage machines •••••• $5 for 28 stamps