Sunday, September 28, 2008

Broom Zelda (Uptown Stamps)

So I was gonna moan and groan over this one. It's been on my lust list for several years now and a couple weeks ago I was bidding on it. Then the auction was over with the seller saying she stopped it and sold to the high bid at least two days ahead of the end. I hadn't seen that happen before, so I emailed the seller. She said the buyer offered her MORE than what she had already bid ($80+) to sell it to her off eBay. Ohhhhkkkkkay.
The seller said she thought maybe she had another or could get one. I never heard back but I was NOT gonna spend over $15 anyways, so didn't matter much. Then late Tuesday, I spied one from my # 1 Michigan junkie um...seller, and nobody had bid on it. So I plugged in my $15.02 (my two cents worth) and waited. And bids. Finally towards the end, some half hearted bids. And Zelda is MINE!! For less than my max bid at that.

I have it listed here because I still have not received it into my cold trembling hands but wanted you to know that persistence does pay off when you lust and don't seek instant gratification. And this stamp will see ink as opposed to the crazy woman who purchased the first one.

ETA-I can't believe it! Along the way to acquiring this stamp, I came across a seller with a whole box of Halloween stamps and I won the bid. It came to me, and lo and behold, I now possess a 2nd stamp of Broom Zelda! I will have to sell it now along with a duplicate of another I have come upon in the same box. I wonder--any readers interested???

Thursday, September 25, 2008

PSX K2052 Truck With Tree

With yet another truck stamp on my wish/lust list, y'all might think I was a hillbilly or something. I have never driven a truck like this, altho my dad owned a few in his time. He had a bright yellow one for years, until I convinced him all cars HAD to be shades of red. Dad grew up on a farm in mid-Michigan and when a truck died, it became part of the landscape. We then "played" in them, until wasps or other nasty creatures took up residence.

This stamp was issued in 1996 by PSX in Petaluma, Ca. Since it so similar to this one, I wonder if it was a series put out that year? So far, these two are the only ones I have come across and both went for quite a bit. Right now, two sellers list this stamp with BIN's of $60 and $75. I can hope the stamp fairy buys it for me, right?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I Had To Give Up Jogging....

I could probably just print this out in some funny way and slap it on a card. I have made cards before about running but it's usually "Congrats on Your Marathon" type cards. What if you had a really lousy run? Like you finished last?? (raise your hand) or you puked going over the finish line?? (raise your hand). Or you lost all the skin on your foot?? (raise your hand).

I guess there are good days and bad days to run. The last month has been a bad month for me to run. I don't know that I want to put the photos up just yet. My underwear didn't catch fire but my foot did. So I want this stamp (over 15.00 on Ebay right now). Or some other similar quotes about running. To fun myself and all my fellow penguins . Waddle on.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Kliban Cats Eats The Mousies

This must be pretty rare as I can't even find a reference to it. I heard it was American Art Stamps but since I am not sure, I won't put my feet in red hot lava and swear to it. I dare you not to giggle and try to sing along with the tune. Told ya!!!

This stamp recently went for 84 cans of cheapo tuna on EBay. I would be happy with a couple of stamped images to color cause I can feed my whole shedding lot of beggars for less than that each month. Let me know what you know on this one, as I know there are lots more cat images by this Kliban person (male or female??).

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Stampin' Up Old Fashioned Stove

Normally I would have passed on this large of a stamp. I don't like to make anything much bigger than an A2 size and this would not fit. But this is the kind of stove my gramma had. I remember standing beside her and making Shortbread with real churned butter. Then there was the sliced potatoes my grampa made with onions and sage that were so creamy, then just melted in your mouth. I know he used lard or bacon grease (which I would omit) but it was how he learned to cook in the lumberyards of Ontario back in the teens of the 20th century.
So I tried to bid on this as I had never seen it before. The bidding ended tonight and I thought maybe I would snag it. Sigh, not to be. It went for $40 and I only bid half. Does anyone know the actual title and year this came out? It was being sold in a plastic box unused but with no date that I can see? Remember, if you know anything about these stamps I post that would make a search easier, feel free to leave a comment or email me on the side bar.

Friday, September 12, 2008

I Like That In A Man

All I know about this stamp is that title and that it looks like Mark Walberg. If you come across it anywhere and can tell me the company (I think it's fairly current and still actively available) please tell me. I would take Markie Mark in real life, too (I know, he's almost married with a bazillion kidlets). But damn! He is cute.

I am getting a feeling this may be a Viva Las Vegas stamp??-make sure you go check them out. Prepare to laugh, snort, pee your pants and poke your best friend as you look. Just keep the kiddies away when you are looking at the naughty ones!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Cat House

Well, I can't set the photo of this stamp here. Not because it's risque (yeah, my title for this blog is misleading-so is Rubber Lust), but the auction seller has her photos protected. I tried to see if there was another reference to this stamp anywhere or maybe the title is wrong-but I found nothing.

So click here and check out the stamp (I don't know if it's one I would ever want, but it sure is interesting as is the price. Some collectors are insane (I bet this one will never see ink).

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Stampin' Up Merry Christmoose

I nearly got caught up in a bidding war on this set from Stampin' Up. It has an issue date of 2000. I have only seen this listed once before on EBay until today. So the person who kept outbidding me, got outbid at the end by someone who was not listed before in the bidders-serves the wench right. I wanted it and bid first. Glad she didn't get it.
I don't know what the original price of this was but I would take it used if need be. I just think singing mooses are funny. I wonder if they sing when we aren't looking? And what they sing? Rock, rap, naw.... I see them doing doo-wop. Shoo boop be do. Shoo boop de woo.........


So how about this one? Is this not the nicest Santa stamp going? I found it online both indexed in color and just the basic black. Nothing to identify it by name, year or company. I don't think I have come across it again in over 3 years. But I want it.

I usually love the old European rustic Santas but this one seemed so Miracle on 42nd Street to me. If you see this in your eBay travels, let me know. Or if you have it, sell to me? Purty pleeze??

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Stamps Happen Wedding Gown

I don't know much about this stamp at all other than it's retired as I believe the whole company is now gone or bought out or something like that. A few years ago the company had a booth at the local stamp convention but since then, I remember hearing something about them selling out. Anybody know?
So whatever the actual name of this stamp, I just refer to it as wedding dress. But it could be a prom dress or a dress up dress or some one's bathrobe depending what your lifestyle is. It's just real purty to me.

Stampendous Sunny Bank Cottage 1996

Another in my quest to find all the wonderful stamps of abodes. I imagined this to be located somewhere in Europe-preferably the British Isles. Love the thatched roof. So I wonder what other stamps were in this series as this is 12 years ago this was issued.

If you have ever stamped with anything I am listing on here, please feel free to send the photo to me via email so I can add it to the listing. If you click about me, you will find my email. Now explain to me the blue bushes on the stamp indexing.

Friday, September 5, 2008

PSX Large Kitty Cat

I have several small cat and dog stamps from PSX. This one, I think was about 5" x 4". Pretty huge. One auction went for over $75. Insane, right? But some ladies out there have unlimited pocketbooks. I can adopt a cat from the Humane Society for less than that and get free shots too. But this one doesn't whiny meow all night or need a litter box change.

So if you know the real name of this stamp, let me know. Anybody got old PSX catalogs out there? Last week one auctioned off for $49.99. It was no special year or anything-just a PSX catalog.

ETA-Thank you Pauline for letting me know this is called Waiting For Dinner K-2067. It was issued after 1993 but before 1999. Someday maybe I will own it-or at least some images!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

PSX G- 2084 Vintage Acme Moving Truck

I have only seen this on EBay a few times and I always bid-I have a max bid and usually at the end just when I think I am gonna finally snag this beauty, the process goes crazy and my bid is so low to the winning one. I mean my bid is less than half what the end price was. Phooey.
As I type this, there is a vendor with a BIN of $32.75. Not gonna happen. I do wonder whatever happened to the artists who worked for PSX because their stamps were incredible. I got my daughter one of the botanicals last year (not gonna say how much-but it was the most I ever paid for any stamp on wood). I wish these artists would come back as most of the stamps today have left me in the dark.
ETA-I was able to find this one on Ebay September 5 for about $11.00 and change. That is a lot better than the BIN above! Woo Hoo!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

PSX Victorian Doll House

PSX K-1544 1995

This stamp was offered on EBay at 79.99 or best offer. There haven't been any offers that I know of. I keep watching and hoping she will lower the price. Not in my lifetime. I would need a mortgage to buy this single stamp.

Art Impressions Monkeys

I tried to bid on this one recently on eBay but the price got out of hand. The final bid was $43.00. I then saw it again with a BIN but I wasn't quick enough. I don't remember the price but it was close to this one.

Art Impressions sometimes re-releases oldie but goodie images. I can keep my not so hairy fingers cross that they do someday soon.

Have A Case Of Rubber Lust?

I created this blog because of my growing lists and saved photos of stamps I want so so badly. Some I will never be able to afford (old PSX and some Stampin' Up sets). Many I save the files and forget about them until I see them used in a magazine example. And then whine and moan because they aren't available locally (like Mike's or Jo's has anything to begin with) so I end up searching the Internet. I find them with god-awful shipping rates and back off.

So if I can't buy them, at least I can look in one place at them and lust and drool and hope the stamp fairies will place them under my pillow. I now present you with a photo of my number one must have stamp. Isn't it to die for???

Stampa Barbara (year??)

Want to join me in my lust? Email me and I will add you. No spammers allowed unless you send mega cashier's checks for our addictions.