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Old 12-12-2005, 11:37 PM   #1
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hi everyone,

I have just done a bit of research on the internet to try and find out some information about the gumball graphics company that no longer operates but produced that GORGEOUS santa stamp! Anyway my search led me to alot of dead ends and false hopes, but surely that company sold their moulds to another company considering that santa seems so popular!!

Do you know any info about that company and who or if anyone holds the rights to that santa stamp - cause I would give my eye teeth to get ahold of it!!! Or maybe there is something that is REALLLLLLLY close to that particular stamp that you know of!!

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Old 12-13-2005, 03:45 AM   #2
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I remember seeing a post last week that said it was retired and was currently going for about $80 on Ebay. It was that one and the bunny one. I could be wrong though... It is a beautiful stamp!
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I just paid $50 ($72 Canadian) for it on ebay.

I am part of a Canadian stamp group and, apparently, one of the girls in the group personally knows the the creator of the Santa. She tried to track him down to see if he would be willing to make another plate or create more stamps but she couldn't get hold of him. There were at least 80 people in that one stamping group who were willing to buy the stamp if he would produce it again.

My best advice is to watch ebay for it. It is a very hard item to get (I have been searching for the stamp for over a year) and it usually sells for a pretty penny. I just happened to luck out - the seller had a "buy it now" for $49.99 on the stamp she was selling. It was a no-brainer for me and I am now the proud owner of a gumball santa

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Old 12-13-2005, 06:16 AM   #4
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There is a rubber stamping company named Gumbo Graphics that was purchased by Stamp Francisco (www.stampfrancisco.com). I don't know if Gumbo Graphics is the same as "Gumball Graphics" though. Erin
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What does he look like?
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This has been discussed quite a bit on another board I check out, and here are a few that were suggested as alternatives. No, they're not quite as nice, but might work for someone!

http://www.mostlyanimals.com/kristal...ck14/k0797.htm

http://www.peddlerspack.com/product_...prdtid=KM0471J

Rubber Stampede also has a nice face, #3408F Santa Collage, but it's pretty hard to find, too. Here's a link to a project with it, though:

http://www.deltacrafts.com/Projects/.../SantaFace.asp

Good luck tracking it down!

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Julie, here's a card that Sherry made with it. It's a gorgeous stamp.
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...0&ppuser=34233
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There is also a seller on ebay who sells a rather nice vintage santa. Here is the photo of the stamp...not sure I am allowed to post the seller's ebay ID. If you would like the seller's name, please email me privately.

http://i8.ebayimg.com/03/i/05/0d/53/18_1.JPG
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Ok, I've also become obsessed with finding something similar. Here's what my search has turned up so far...

http://www.victorineoriginals.com/bu...hristmas3.html
Scroll down and you'll see the santa face

http://www.hamptonart.com/productDet...0&search=santa
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It's me again. Can you tell that I'm bored at work?

I did a bit more research and read that Stamp Francisco (www.stampfrancisco.com) acquired the images from Gumball Graphics. I've emailed them about it but don't have a response yet.

In the mean time, I've been looking through their 2004-2005 Catalog...

Page 47 - several Santa faces
Page 62 - bottom right corner

I've never ordered from this company and I see on their site that they are working on revamping their website and adding over 8000 new images.
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Old 12-14-2005, 11:35 AM   #11
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Hi Martha,

Thanks for posting about stamp fransisco - would you mind keeping me posted as if they are willing to reproduce ol' santa I would love to order one!!!

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Will do!
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What a beautiful stamp, I don't blame you for wanting it! If it was ever published again I would certainly consider buying one.
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Just wanted to let you Gumball Santa seekers know that a Santa just went up for auction on ebay. The item number is 8244305844.
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Whoa, it's up to $41 already and still has six days to go!
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I looked yesterday when you let us know about it and it was still at .99 cents-then I look today-whoa!!! Would love to have that stamp, but I think its going to be too rich for me!!
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martha, could you please post when you get an answer from Stampfrancisco so we will all know?
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I haven't heard from Stamp Francisco yet (my email is probably in the gobs they got while their offices were closed). But I did get a message from Pat in Ohio that she emailed them and got a response. Here's what her email said...

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Gumball Graphics is NOT one of our company. The name lead to confusion as it is phonetically close to another company we
own GUMBO GRAPHICS, a company which goes back to the beginning of rubber stamping....


We've had hundreds of requests for said Santa due to the name confusion and are in the process to have a hand drawn version done by an artist and based on the Gumball version. Unfortunately, with Christmas so close it will not be done until few weeks from now... on time for Christmas 2006.


You might want to check another Santa we have which is located in the Stamp Francisco catalog section 2004-2005 PDF plate 46 so probably around page 47.


Please let me know if you do have any other question


Best wishes for this holiday season
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I did find the santa stamp that Catherine mentioned...here's the link:
http://www.stampfrancisco.com/Old/pd...5-05_ebook.pdf

Something about it is a little too biker-ish for me. But it sounds like there is hope for a similar stamp in the near future. I've joined their mailing list so hopefully I'll get something when their new catalog comes out. I'm not giving up hope on this stamp yet (and I'm not going to pay upwards of $40 for the stamp on ebay!).
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I just got an email from Catherine at Stamp Francisco with a copy of the drawing for the Santa stamp they are creating. She wanted my opinion on it. It's pretty close to the gumball graphics one! I'm too excited about this!!!
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That is great that she asked your opinion!! Please keep us posted-it is a beautiful stamp and I would love to own one. The one mentioned here that was on ebay was too pricey for me. Thanks for the update.
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Here I am again...

I just got another email from Catherine (what is she doing working on Sunday, January 1st?!?). She'd like some feedback on different versions of the stamp. They are planning on doing several sizes (2x3, 2.5x3.5, 3x4.5, 4x5 and a postoid). They also have Santa with a long beard and a shorter beard. And there are several versions of the postoid.

She asked me to go ahead and ask for my friends' opinions, too! So, for your review, is a PDF with some side-by-side comparisons. Let me know what you think about long or short beard and which of the postoids you like. I'll compile and send to Catherine.

In other news, you can go to their website (www.stampfrancisco.com) and join their mailing list. According to Catherine,

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Within about 1 week of the new site going live, you will receive an email containing a temporary password so that you can access your account and choose a password of your own.
I've created a new thread (Santa Stamp - Similar to Gumball Graphics **UPDATE) with a poll so you can post your answers there (I figured out how to do a poll...and make it multiple answer!).
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Something about his mouth.....

ETA: I finally see that it is his bottom lip showing in his beard, silly me

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I don't care for the Stamp Francisco version at all.

I think the Rubber Stampede version looks a lot more like the Gumball Graphics original.
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