The Portland Stamp Company The Portland Stamp Company

The Artist Series


An ongoing collaboration with invited designers, artists, and writers who create original work for an unusual form: the poster stamp. The sheets are signed and numbered by the artist, each in a limited edition of 100. All stamps are printed on lickable, gummed paper and pinhole perforated by hand on our vintage machines.

We release new Artist Series stamps monthly with announcements in our newsletter and on Instagram.

Artistamps 001 - 039

Stamp No. By Snail – Gradient 3-pack

Three sheets of gradient “By Snail” stamps – one yellow-to-red, one red-to-blue, and one blue-to green (4 stamps per 2.75 x 4.25″ sheet, 12 stamps total). The three gradient sheets …

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Stamp No. Complicated friendships

Dogs & Cats together on the same sheet, who’d have thought?? Designed by Ravi Zupa. Part of the Strike Your Fancy series created by Ravi Zupa & Arna Miller. Digitally …

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Stamp No. Analog rubber stamp

Now you can stamp all your analog correspondence with this handy wooden handle rubber stamp. Just needs an ink pad. Size: 1.75″ x .75″ x 1.5″. Stamp creates a 1.5″ …

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Stamp No. We’re only 58¢ apart

We made free mini-sheets for National Letter Writing Month. Response was so overwhelming that we added this digitally printed, 28 stamps sheet as a product. Not valid postage.

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Stamp No. By Snail – Enamel Pin

Die cast soft nickel 1.5″ wide pin of our popular By Snail stamp with pinhole perforated edges. Arrives on a printed air mail style 2.5 x 3.5″ backing card.

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Stamp No. By Snail – Escarglo 5-pack

Par L’Escargot — By Snail stamps, letterpress printed in dayglo ink. Five pack includes all five neon colors: pink, purple, orange, lime green, and flame. Four stamps per sheet

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Stamp No. Drinking Cats

Drinking Cats, matchbook style stamps designed by Ravi Zupa & Arna Miller. Digitally printed, 16 stamps per 8.5 x 11″ sheet.

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Stamp No. Philatelic Atrocities

Our Chief Perforating Officer Niko Courtelis is also a butcher of stamps. Cut and shockingly reassembled, these stamp collages have scandalous fun with the often mundane world of stamps. Philatelic …

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Stamp No. By Snail — Booklet

Five Sheet Booklet of By Snail (Par l’Escargot) Poster Stamps. Letterpress printed, 5 sheets per booklet, 20 stamps total. Staple bound with hand numbered chipboard backer and printed cover. Packaged …

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Stamp No. By Snail – 3-pack

Par l’escargot letterpress stamps in metallic silver & gold plus classic snail-mail blue, 4 stamps per sheet, 3 sheets per package.

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Stamp No. You’ve Got Elf Mail

Digitally printed, 28 stamps per sheet. Packaged in an eco-friendly, vegetable-based cellulose protective sleeve with chipboard backing.

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Stamp No. Via North Pole rubber stamp

Now you can cover your Christmas packages using our popular “Via North Pole” image with this handy rubber stamp edition. Wooden handle with stampable rubber bottom. Just needs an ink …

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Stamp No. Let’s Save the Post Office

The image on these stamps was designed by Josh MacPhee, reworking a 1950s post office icon. 5.5 x 8.5″ digitally printed, available from Justseeds (BUY link opens the Justseeds website).

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Stamp No. Crap Hound Cats

Sean Tejaratchi, the mastermind behind Crap Hound, collaborated with The Portland Stamp Company to create this screen print stamp edition as a companion to a special benefit issue of Crap Hound …

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Stamp No. Dissent is Patriotic Rubber stamp

Now you can stamp our popular “dissent is patriotic” design again and again with this handy rubber stamp edition. Wooden handle with stampable rubber bottom. Just needs an ink pad.

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Stamp No. Dissent is Patriotic

To protest is American. Dissent is patriotic. To dissent protects democracy. Following the murder of George Floyd we have dedicated proceeds to Voices for Racial Justice in Minneapolis. Use these …

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Stamp No. Divided States of America

Irreverent stamps for our tumultuous times. Created by our Chief Perforating Officer Niko Courtelis following the 2016 election. Digitally printed, 20 stamps per 5.5 x 8.5″ sheet

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Custom hexagonal stamps

Stamp No. Terror

These risograph printed stamps are the newest incarnation of Vice Perforator Josh Berger’s work with the word “Terror,” which has been made into fine art silkscreen posters, large format lithography …

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Custom hexagonal stamps

Stamp No. I raindrop PDX

We made some stamps of the I (raindrop) PDX design. Sheet of 9 stamps plus 5 small raindrops and one small sun stamp on the selvedge. 5.5 x 8.5″ sheet.

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Upcoming Artists

The Artist Series is an ongoing collaboration between The Portland Stamp Company and invited designers, artists, and writers who create original poster stamp designs. 

Upcoming releases include Simona Bortis, Claire Colin, and Bwana Spoons.