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I love to decorate my envelopes with fun stamps. Sometimes the post office has colorful stamps like the Simpsons stamps which go on sale May 7, 2009. But I also found a great resource for purchasing older stamps (unused and in ready condition for mailing).

The picture above shows what I have on hand at this moment. They come in a variety of denominations and themes. I order mine from Errol Murphy ( Usually I will get $20 at a time. Errol sells them at face value and doesn’t charge shipping. The stamps are all usable. You just need to make sure that your stamps add up to the correct postage.

You can email Errol at if you would like to order some of these fun stamps. I usually request themes (kids, animals, Disney, space, Olympics, nature, ocean, Christmas) depending on my mood. I’ve never met Errol who lives in CA, but having been buying stamps from him regularly for the last 2 years or so. I told him about my blog and asked if I could link to his web site. He no longer maintains a site, but said that people are welcome to email him with their orders or questions.

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  1. The Missive Maven on April 25, 2009 at 2:54 am

    Wow! This is awesome!

  2. Letters From Midlife on April 27, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Those are great. I always like it when the post office comes out with new stamps.

  3. PostMuse on May 2, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Thank you! I have purchased older postage but the person I bought from require a $100 minimum and I don’t get any say in what I receive. I shall contact Mr. Murphy as soon as I get home from vacation.

  4. The Missive Maven on May 8, 2009 at 3:16 am

    I have to follow up here and say that I placed an order with him – the stamps arrived within a few days, and they are glorious. He must have sent them on my good word that the check was in the mail (it was). This is AWESOME and I am going to blog about how great this service is on my own blog in the future!

  5. Jackie on May 8, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    That’s good to hear. Errol said that a few people had placed orders from this blog, so was glad to help him

  6. PostMuse on May 22, 2009 at 1:18 am

    Got my postage today. So very cool!

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