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Happy Birthday! I bought you a stamp! Oh, I mean, I bought one for me. :)
Thank you so much for following through with this.
I have bookplates from my dear granddad, I'm considering stamping those rather than the page itself.
Of course, adhering a bookplate can be equally offensive, and if left loose between pages it could always fall out. But ... it's something I'm considering.
Nice stamp, by the way.
I like it, and might just get myself one.. have to check Ammy for ink colors.
They really need to invent the book equivalent of static window clings.
Am really wishing I could just "Like" several of the above comments :)
Inspired Birthday Offering . . . but I'm also in the group that needs to adjust to the notion of stamping my books . . . these days some of the paper is so thin I'd worry about bleed through . . .
Anyway, it DOES look lovely!
When I inherit books, or buy them used, I love to see things written in them, as long as it doesn't interfere with the text, sort of gives me a feeling for the books past life. :) But then I don't collect books for value. It's kind of like when I visit a museum, I get more bang out of imagining the people who used the items, than the items themselves.
brightcopy, I think that is a great idea and you could make a bundle if you invented it, there are lots of people who enjoy pristine books. Not to mention, the dreaded price stickers that merchants apply to the outside. THAT bothers me. :)
That's lovely. I think I'll use the image when I link books to LT.
Pretty stamps, very elegant. But I just can't bring myself to stamp books (or use bookplates).
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIBRARYTHING!!!!
.... WHY did this have to come out right after I spent $25 of bill-money for a unicorn statue? *grumbles and adds "LT stamp" to list of things to budget for next paycheck*
You could dip the horn in ink and gore your books with the statue... :)
So who is the supplier? Do they only make for companies, or do they make for individuals, too?
I have been looking for one forever!
I, too, would like to know about the maker. What is the place of manufacture?
But until you improve multiple authors, I'm not giving you any money.
Well, hot demand for these! We've already sold out of the "first printing" and ordered a second; they should be here by the end of the week (so if you ordered today there may be a slight delay).
I’m with #19 and #20 – who made them, and do they take individual orders? (Hanging out for one with my name in it …)
Wow, I ordered as soon as I saw the notice on FB, and you sold out before that? Way to go, I'm glad they are popular, and though I am eager to get mine, when it arrives it will bring with it the responsibility of cataloging, checking and stamping, so I don't mind the wait. :)
Hm, I used to go down the office supply store and order stamps, made of equally impressive parts, back-in-the-day. I think the last time I did so, was about 1997. (Not to long ago, I say!)
Great stamp, btw. I'll order for sure, but don't know if I'll use. On second thought, (did you catch that stream-of-consciousness?), I'll stamp my bookmarks--whatever bookmark I use for a book, stays with that book, never to be used again.
I was just thinking about provenance, and that this stamp would be great, with some additions: Space for a name, or whatever, including a link to the owner's LT page.
Alternatively, a stamp that could be ordered officially, with user information included.
Personally, I would opt for a line so that I could 'sign' my name, with that and "LibraryThing" et al, bordered. So, a larger, square stamp would be required. imo.
The price of the LT stamp will rise to $14.95 on Friday, September 9. Order yours before then to get the introductory $9.95 rate!
Jeremy, can you tell us about the maker? I hope these stamps are not made from rainforest lumber, made by labourers on the other side of the planet in a bad work environment.
They're made from the bleached bones of drowned polar bears.
The stamps are from www.rubberstamps.net They're mounted on maple wood, and made in Iowa.
>34 jbd1: Wait a minute! They are made in Iowa?! Why wasn't that in the topic's subject line? Now I have to order one!
(Actually, I ordered one this morning when I saw the blurb about the price going up on Friday, but I do think it's cool that they are made here in Iowa.)
Jim, just for you I'd be willing to drive the 40 miles to Bettendorf and pick yours up personally. :)
ETA: And deliver it personally, of course!
Well I broke down and bought one. Now I just have to wait for it to arrive.
>38 rosalita: Come on down, Julia. I'll meet you at the airport with a beer and a Vegemite sandwich!
Mine arrived today! But I haven't had a chance to buy an ink pad, so all I can do is sit here and stare at it.
41 by SylviaC>
Color on it with a Crayola Marker. Will do just as well as any waterbased inkpad. In fact, doing it with markers, you can stamp your book with different colors in different parts of the stamp, and make the LT in the middle a different color than everything in the outer circle. It could actually look really smart if you did that, although it'd be more time consuming than just coloring the whole thing one color (which would, in turn, be more time consuming than stamping a stamp pad...)
Darn! AnnaClaire's idea hasn't worked yet, so maybe I'll try bestem's. There is certainly an abundance of Crayola markers in this house. In fact, maybe I'll keep my daughter home from school tomorrow so she can colour my stamp for me. ... Or I could just go to town in the morning and buy an inkpad.
When I get mine, it will be an acid-free metallic gold ink pad for me. Even if I find that mine had dried up, I will find another.
I will have to look for my ink pads. I kow I have some hiding somewhere..
I danced around the livingroom singing the stamp song tonight when mine arrived. That wasn't much of a delay, thank you!
I supose one could adapt the "SPAM" song, say replacing Spam with Stamp.
50 - I think mine was similar to that, only rather tuneless. It involves jumping, leaping and mock stamping with said stamp in hand. I guarantee it will draw odd looks from anyone else in the room, and mortify teenagers as well. :D
My teenagers are all out of the house now (and only one is still a teenager for a few months), but I greatly approve of anything that will mortify teenagers.
I'm practicing the
Sadly, it'll have to wait until Friday at the earliest now. Boo!
I am patiently waiting for my stamp to arrive. I will have to look at the spam song later to see if I can do it when I receive it. My kids are not home right now so no embarrassing them when I recieve it.
So if I stamp my calculator, and my computer, and my telephone, and my junk drawer, and random scraps of paper, and my husband, do I actually have to catalogue all of them on LibraryThing?
55- LOL, that was my inclination too, to stamp everything in sight. You know, just to make sure it works.
*wonders about tags for spouses..*
I bought a fistful of lovely little ink pads in every color they had. Just about 1.5 inches square, the LT stamp just fits. Everything I've stamped thus far is a deep rich purple - too cool. I'm thinking I could use the other colors for some kind of special coding known only to me. Intrigue!!
I'm envisioning somewhere in the future finding a book in a second-hand bookshop with the LT stamp on it. I'm not sure whether that would be very cool or very sad!
Just got MY stamp. Now just waiting for the "Gold" ink pad
as suggested by "The Unknown Library Thinger".
I do also like the Multi-mini-different-colours ink pad with a
I'm quite impressed by the whole thing. We've sold more than 150 now.
As opposed to how many LibraryThingThongs? Enquiring minds want to know!
>63 justjim: – oh no, now I have an image of someone dancing around stamping everything wildly while wearing a LibraryThong …
Let the serious stamping begin.
Just got my "gold" ink pad.
For all those LT'ers who are hesitant about defacing their books, reset assured. The Gold ink is so unobtrusive you have to look for it. BUT I know it's there.
Now for my LT thong. Does it come in pink?
Boo! Hiss! I finally made it to the Post Office (see #53) and it wasn't my stamp. It was junk mail. I had junk mail held at the Post Office! Weird.
Dear Jim,stamp, I am so Stamp,stamp,stamp, sorry about
stamp you stamp stamp missing on stamp getting stamp stamp stamp, this lovely toy. Stamp stamp stamp stamp.
Here Puss puss, stamp.
Guido, stamp. damb...I didn't mean to stamp that.
I still want an answer to the question about LT thong sales records.
Question for people who have their stamps (or have ordered them): Do you plan to just stamp newly-catalogued books, or do you plan to go back through all your books and stamp them? 'Cause some of you have pretty sizable collections!
>72 MerryMary: - Honestly I'm not sure we've ever sold one. But I'll check!
>74 Heather19: Heather19
I'm going back through them to weigh and measure, and to see if I can find any clues about where they came from. So I'll stamp each one when I do that. A large proportion of my books are used, and already have writing and library stamps in them, so I don't mind adding one more. I don't mind stamping in most of my newer books either. There are a very few that I don't want to mark, so I'll put a stamped bookmark in those. This is a long term goal, but I've measured 400 of them so far, and stamped about 3/4 of those. The biggest challenge is waiting for the ink to dry.
>63 justjim:/72 - It appears that we've never actually sold one. But there's always time!
"The biggest challenge is waiting for the ink to dry."
It's a tough life.
#79 > Could I substitute the LibraryThong for a book for my StantaThing recipient?
>78 suitable1: suitable1
It's a tough life.
Yeah, I don't know how I do it.
Some people should not be seen in thongs -- yes, even in LibraryThongs.
It strikes me that - properly manipulated - the LibraryThong could function as the "stamped bookmark" Sylvia suggested.
My gold ink came in the mail today and my LT stamp is no longer a virgin!
*seriously considering buying a LibraryThong to hold it in.*
ok.......stamp arrived today. I'm not a stamper, but I was intrigued by those who mentioned the acid free metallic ink pads. Does anyone care to recommend a source.brand of metallic ink pads?
There are several brands. I ordered mine from Amazon, Color Box is the name of the brand. Another is called Stamp It! These are made for crafty people who do scrapbooking or what is called "stamping" :)
I didn't want to mention it at the time, but on Tuesday I got another "You weren't in so now you gotta come down to the Post Office" card. Yesterday I went to collect... a book from The Book Depository. Still no stamp!
Bring it on Guido, you unsympathetic swine!
My Dearest Jim,
I, stamp, stamp, stamp, am most (stamp) empathetic.
I was though surprised you called "our American friends"
Septics, I wonder how many got that reference.
Oh, by the way, one of my (ex) friends "father" was the LAST
"Post Master General" or the first CEO of Australia Post.
Sorry, I too am awaiting post from Europe and the USA.
Books of course.
PS. Have you notice that our s*cr*t s*c**ty has been a little moribund lately?
#5 in that thread.
But you did use "seppos". Samma samma.
Please correct me if I am totally wrong :-)
Stamp, stamp, stamp, stampity-stamp. Stamp, stamp (Cat: Miaowwwrrrr! Me: Sorry*) stampity-stamp-stamp.
Wheee! This is fun. I can't even imagine how much more fun it will be when I get an inkpad.
*I don't even have a cat.
ps. My stamp arrived but obviously I didn't prepare well for the occasion. I sould have bought a stamp pad ages ago.
Do they make inkpads the same shade of pink as the LT site header?
Still waiting for Indiana Jones to come through my library as I stamp my books.
*ducks and runs*
If it isn't pink, it's mauve. And calling it "mauve" is a concession.
Salmon is either a kind of fish or a kind of pink. I the latter sense one also often sees the usage "salmon pink."
I used to call it Band-Aid pink, but I just opened a real Band-Aid for comparison, and the Band-Aid is less pink. :O
Perhaps a lovely sand color, reminding one of the lovely beaches of Wailei on Maui. Soft, gentle, a small blush of red lava mixed with the sepia tones of the suboceanic surface. Yes, a sensory delight.
No, no, no! The bars at the tops of read messages are pale bronk. The header at the top of the page is medium bronk.
Like the multicultural site it is, it is varying shades of flesh color.
Jack Palance, Bay-Bee.....
Upon what page does one properly stamp one's books? Or does one use the inside cover?
Personally I use either the first page, if it is blank, or the title page
Since I have a personalized bookplate on the first blank page, I stamp the inside of the back cover.
Hm, I have been stamping the first page, but I might change to the title page. I'll have to give this a little thought.
Well, I've been worrying about that, too. I'm thinking inside the back cover is both quickly findable and discrete.
Wasn't there, at some point in the not overly distant past, some wild talk about changing the bronk/used band-aid color to something less, well, less...bronk?
Please give me your RGB values of "bronk".
I guess I could find Tim's bronk, but I am now curious about yours.
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