Thrifted Treasures 3

vintage postal truck stamp holderThe last time I went thrifting with my parents, I scored a fun postal find–this postal truck stamp holder. I’ve been looking for a stamp holder for my roll of one cent bobcat stamps so I was thrilled when my mom found this in the kid’s section at Goodwill. vintage postal truck stamp holder, openThe stamps go in a little drawer in the back of the truck and there’s a little sponge in the front of the truck that pulls out so you could wet your stamps (back before they were stickers.) Sadly, in spite of what I’m showing above, the stamps don’t really fit. Because the truck was made for the rolls of perforated lickable stamps, the adhesive versions with their paper backing don’t fit in the truck. And the roll is too big, too. But I’m determined to make it work, so I cut off twenty stamps from the roll and trimmed the excess paper backing off the top and the bottom, rolled them back into a coil and made them fit! It’s a lame amount of work for a few stamps though. (But I’m not opposed.) 

I have a small collection of mail things and someday they will have a permanent home someplace in our apartment. Right now the truck is on my desk (along with a thousand other things) and it’s the last big thing that needs to be tidied and cleaned and decorated for Christmas. 

I will be back later this week with pictures of the tree…and hopefully the rest of the place if I can finish up a couple of paper projects. 

One thought on “Thrifted Treasures 3

  1. juliekirk says:

    Love it! As one thrifter to another isn’t just the best when you find ‘treasure’ like that?!

    p.s: I’ll be pooping something into the post to you tomorrow πŸ™‚

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