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    Last edited by Grizz; 06-29-2007, 05:24 PM.

  • #2
    AWESOME feat!

    that is a real accomplishment Grizz, congratulations. I will have to try that, I think with the exchange rate our 1cent stamps will be 80% smaller though
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    • #3
      Great job! That is truely impressive. I'm up to three pieces in a postage stamp.........

      Not to get technical, but without photographic proof, it really hasn't "happened" yet.
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      • #4
        Hey, Grizz

        Congratulations! I have seen only one other person who has equaled your feat! Post a picture if you can.....

        I admire your tenacity. I personally would not undertake it as the result would not be something that children could put together and the pieces probably would not be able, because of their size, to honor the color lines in the stamp's picture. I use the stamp puzzles to give away wherever I want my name and work to be remembered.....and they have been very successful in pursuing that objective. I recommend them (with fewer pieces, of course) for that purpose.

        Keep up the good work! and have phun!

        Carter

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        • #5
          Great Work!!!

          Way to go Grizz!!! I'd be lucky to cut a one piece puzzle from a postage stamp....and it still wouldn't fit back together!!
          If it don't fit, don't force it....get a bigger hammer!!

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          • #6
            Thanks everyone. I'm still excited about it. I took it to Bible study to show everyone there... and I still have all the pieces.

            Carter, I'm not sure if I'm up to doing anymore stamps with that many pieces in it... but I was thinking of doing some like you do... maybe a 9 piece puzzle?

            A church memeber recommended going to a coin/stamp store to get a small magnifying case to keep it in. One, so that people could see it better. Two, so that it stays together and pieces are not lost.

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            • #7
              Congrats,

              I'd really like to see that

              I can easily imagine the work involved, and it scares the beejesus out of me.

              Did you buy/make a pattern for the puzzle?
              How did you stick the pattern on the stamp, and how did you remove it?
              And what is the support material?

              What size blade do you use?
              Is it a Canadian or American one cent stamp, or are they the same size?

              Hum..., guess I have a curious mind
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              • #8
                Picture coming???
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                • #9
                  Grizz, here's a two-cent stamp cut into 11 pieces (my one-cent stamp is ten).

                  Carter

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                  • #10
                    It's not fair! You guys have much prettier (and cheaper) stamps on your side of the pond.



                    Gill
                    There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
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                    • #11
                      Marcel,

                      I'd really like to see that: In time, we do pictures the old fashion way.


                      Did you buy/make a pattern for the puzzle? Found a free pattern on the internet... where? I don't remember, down loaded it over a year ago.

                      How did you stick the pattern on the stamp, and how did you remove it?
                      And what is the support material? I used some spray glue on the stamp... on 1/8 inch ply. I just used clear packing tape over the stamp to hold the pattern down. As each piece was cut the pattern blew away.

                      What size blade do you use? FD Jeweler's Blade 3/0

                      Is it a Canadian or American one cent stamp, or are they the same size? American. I don't know if it is the same size or not?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Gill
                        It's not fair! You guys have much prettier (and cheaper) stamps on your side of the pond.



                        Gill
                        That's not true, I've a friend who collects stamps who I got some Hong Kong stamps for... they are quite brilliant!

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                        • #13
                          Carter,

                          Now that's what I'm talking about!!!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Grizz
                            Originally posted by Gill
                            It's not fair! You guys have much prettier (and cheaper) stamps on your side of the pond.
                            That's not true, I've a friend who collects stamps who I got some Hong Kong stamps for... they are quite brilliant!
                            It so is true ! Our standard stamps just have a picture of the Queen's head:



                            And they cost 21p (25c) each.

                            What a rotten design for a jigsaw puzzle.

                            Gill
                            There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
                            (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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                            • #15
                              It's that exchange thing again Gill We get the stamps, you get the Diamonds :P
                              CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
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