|Posted: 2/23/2013 10:15:42 AM|We moved last summer. I had a rather large pile of SU stamp sets gathered up and ready to be packed. Most of these are SU sets that are probably 5 years old or older. Some I bought, and others I bought at our LSS yardsale over the years. Some were used, some not, but all were mounted.
I put my 12yo twins in charge of packing the stamps, and I told them to arrange them to fit in the packing boxes as well as they could. Apparently, I wasn't specific enough. They looked at the pile of stamps and decided they would fit in a single packing box if they weren't in all those little plastic boxes. Yep, they EMPTIED all of the plastic boxes and had them sitting in a garbage bag, thinking they had just done a great favor for me.
Needless to say, I saved all the plastic boxes from the garbage, so I have the names of all the stamp sets. Unfortunately, I can't really tell where some of the stamps go, especially the smaller elements. Is there an archive site that shows pictures of retired stamp sets, or do I just have to google each name separately and hope to find a picture?
My general google searches have mostly returned blog sites for SU reps or finished projects, not the actual pictures of the stamp sets.
WHY OH WHY didn't I follow through with that organization tip I was given years ago to stamp all the elements on a single piece of paper with the name of the set and put it in a binder for easy reference? UGH!
|Posted: 2/23/2013 10:36:22 AM|splitcoaststampers.com
they should have most of what you're looking for - or you can look at ebay.
Loc: Alexandria, VA
|Posted: 2/23/2013 1:02:53 PM|So are you making the twins help you put things back to rights or are they NEVER ALLOWED TO TOUCH YOUR STAMPS AGAIN??? LOL, I had to laugh at the image I got of them "helping" you and the imagined reaction had I been in your shoes. Splitcoast should have the images of sets to help you out...I'm sure it'll be quite the job, eek!
|Posted: 2/24/2013 1:00:27 PM|
Thanks ladies! You always come through!
Things were very crazy when we were packing, and I know they thought they were doing a good thing. I know they had no idea that the stamps in each box actually "went together" and needed to stay together, especially since I had a lot of loose stamps as well.
And no, I probably won't make them help me put them back together. I was actually able to get a lot of the stamps back in order b/c you can tell they belong with each other. But I have quite a pile of leftovers that I had no idea where to put them. At least they all have "Stampin Up" on them so I know they aren't singles LOL.
They are pretty well-trained already to leave my scrappy stuff alone. They like to use it, but they know to ask first, and they are good about asking for help if they don't know how to use it.
Loc: Elgin, SC (NE of Columbia)
|Posted: 2/24/2013 2:44:26 PM|
I would look on Ebay, as another poster suggested.
|Karen in SC
Two page, multiple 4x6 photo scrapper.
|Posted: 2/24/2013 10:54:29 PM|If you have the labels on the plastic cases that say the name of the sets you can just google them, too. I have one set that is really old and doesn't show up on splitcoast.
Good luck. And good for you for not clobbering the twins.