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Old 03-25-2015, 08:03 AM   #1
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Default Overseas Stamp Companies you like?

A discussion about how the industry is doing domestically vs internationally got started here:

How is the Stamping/Scrapping World Overseas

Which made me think about this idea and I didnt want to hijack that thread.

What companies outside the US do you like for product? I am always up to learn about new sources!

I have bought from some of these but not all of them...I am just listing them for informational purposes. I am not promoting any of them in particular. Some of them may be buyable here in the states (ie Magenta)

Blade Rubber stamp-England
Cherry Pie Art stamps-Norway
Clarity-England --I am intrigued by the stamp handles she created for clear stamps. Has anyone used those? I think her tutorials are pretty good.
Class Act-Canada-B&M with own stamps plus
Clearly Besotted-England; carried by SSS
Crafty Sentiments-England
Darkroom Door-Australia
De Stempelwinkel-not sure-in europe
Debbie Moore Designs-england
Emerald Creek Crafts-Canada
Forever Friends-England
Frog's Whiskers-Canada
Gains and McCall-English-at Rubbernecker
High Hopes-Canada
Inspired by Stamping-Australia
KatzelKraft-French. When you convert to English it looks like it didnt but go ahead and look at stamps-it did convert that part.
Kraftin' Kimmie-Canada
LaBlanche-French but avail here
La Pashe-english; no direct
Leane CreatiefBV-europe-german or netherlands? carried by cutathome
LillioftheValley-England
Magenta-Canada
Make your Mark-England
Nellie Snellen dies-Netherlands; carried here
Non Sequitor-Netherlands; owned now by DeStempelwinkel
October Stamps-Sweden
Old Island Stamp Co-Canada
PaperArstsy-England
Papermania-English? not sure
Pink Petticoat-digi company England
Scrapbook Essentials-BC be sure to put in BC and go to the website not the facebook
Stamp Oasis-England- at Rubbernecker
Stampingallday Cardmaking Stamps-England
Sugar Nellie-Scottish; get at funky kits UK
Uniko Studio-England
Visible Image-England
Waltzing Mouse-Irish-has US order option
Wee Stamps-England; digital or Whimsey for red rubber
Whiff Of Joy-Switzerland; digis and maybe rubber?
Woodware Craft Coll-UK

I find looking at the sites not only really interesting for the stamps but for their card galleries, etc.

I did check them all-they all have viable online links as of today.
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You've come up with lots of options there! I'm in the UK so my starting point is different, I guess.

Off the top of my head, ones I can think of that aren't in your list

Chocolate Baroque - UK, red rubber and clear polymer

Crafty Individuals
- UK, red rubber (and printed papers, dies, masks)
Designs by Ryn - Canada, red rubber (and mylar stencils)
Indigo Blu - UK, red rubber (I know Simon Says Stamp stocks some Indigo Blu, not sure about other US stockists)
Kaisercraft - Australia, clear polymer
Paperbabe - UK, clear polymer and red rubber (currently an Etsy store)
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Joanne-what is it like ordering from the US?

Do you have a limit before you get hit with some kind of VAT?

We have a pretty high limit for getting from Canada which right now is pretty even with us on the dollar...I *think* it is over 200?

England I have never been able to afford a lot at one time so I dont know what it is coming into the US.

I dont even know where to look to find out.
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We can indeed get caught by Import duty over here. There is a (very low) limit to how much we can spend before incurring an Import Tax, yet the silly thing is that it doesn't get applied in any sort of rigid order! I've ordered many times from the US, regularly over the cost limit, yet only once have I been charged Import Duty. Go figure. For the UK, Gifts under 36 have no import duty, goods over 15 can incur Import duty. Told you it was a ridiculously low figure. Added to which, the total they charge duty on INCLUDES the cost of the shipping!
Wavejumper, you asked about the Clarity handles. Barbara Gray is now doing her stamps U/M, especially for the overseas shipping issues, but you can buy the mounts separately. Personally, I unmounted the ones I have from the handles. The handles do work very well, I have no complaints there, its just the amount of storage space they take up that was my issue.
Oh, and Cherry Pie Artstamps are also available via De Stempelwinkel, along with Non Sequiteur.
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Wow-that's interesting. 15 pounds including shipping? Yikes! thank you for the info. We can think so quickly how much we pay for stuff here.

I was sending a wall calendar for xmas to friends (and they sent me one) but it got so expensive to ship the calendar-as much/more than the thing itself that we just called quits on that and now have to find something else little.

Talk about timing! Clarity is having a 40% sale for a couple days so I finally put in an order and got 1 set of the handles which seem to me will work with any clear poly stamps...at least I hope so. Even though they cancel the VAT when shipping to the US, the exchange rate is brutal-half again as much.
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For our British pals...if you dont know-The Stamp Attic apparently is closing in about..6 weeks? So they are having a huge sale...I was hoping for some British product but it's all American lol. I guess they could the British inventory reasonably.
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Yep, Shazsilverwolf has given you the figures there - not pretty reading! I've also been quite lucky in not getting packages snagged very often but I usually try to stay in the limit if I can.
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Joanne-what is it like ordering from the US?

Do you have a limit before you get hit with some kind of VAT?

We have a pretty high limit for getting from Canada which right now is pretty even with us on the dollar...I *think* it is over 200?

England I have never been able to afford a lot at one time so I dont know what it is coming into the US.

I dont even know where to look to find out.
Wow, that's a generous limit.
I got stuck for VAT on something coming through the regular post from the USA (as opposed to a courier delivery) for the first time a couple of weeks ago. At least it was only VAT, import duty cuts in at a higher value. I'd have to go and find the envelope to check the different amounts. Thank goodness they were stamps I'd bought on sale, so the VAT only worked out at about the cost of one stamp full price. I think VAT kicked in at anything valued over about 30, import duties don't cut in till quite a big higher...
I expect it on stuff delivered by courier, so unless I know what it is advance and can pay up front when I order, I will no longer do so. The brokerage on top of duties can be prohibitive. Sometimes, like on my cameras , it's still worthwhile.
Last time I ordered from Amazon.com, they added estimated import duties at the checkout - and then refunded some of them .
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Okay, I'm confused. I see Cherry Pie stamps listed as being in the UK. I used to buy from them when they came to St. Mary's, Georgia stamp conventions back in the early 2000's. I looked them up on Google & went into her blog. It says she is in Tampa, Florida, which is where I thought she was located. Her name is Marina & she makes Cherry Pie stamps. What am I missing here?
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Hmm...I had Norway in my master list and I think I figured out why-Rubber Dance, which Cherry Pie carries is designed in Norway but made here.

It does look like Cherry Pie ships from the US.

Thank you for the correction

It may be possible that I am wrong about Canada and I just didnt get dinged. Like I said I am having trouble figuring out where to look this stuff up.
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Joanna Sheen's webstore is always nice to order from - excellent service and free shipping.
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Wild Rose Studio I believe is in the UK.
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I forgot to say that as well as Import duty, we have to pay the Postal Service for collecting it!8 last time Hubby had a charge, on top of the import duty, which in that case was 6, so the collection charge was higher than the duty. Figure that one out.
Also meant to mention Lavinia Stamps for anyone who likes faerie/fantasy image stamps. There's also The Artistic Stamper, for more eclectic stamps.
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That's just wrong on the collection charge. The tax itself should cover that kind of thing but there you go.

This actually is a source of constant argument in our house regarding protection of native industry. I think the US should have more. Hearing this kind of thing...wow...it is FAR more stringent than I ever thought over there!

Thanks for the new names. I have already ordered 1 stamp from Designs by Ryn on sale of a leafy seadragon-dont see those everyday!

I love the scene scapes over at Lavinia-I am going to be spending some time watching vids and thinking about that!

Joanna Sheen I initially confused with Sheena from Crafters Companion but looks very interesting!
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Okay, I'm confused. I see Cherry Pie stamps listed as being in the UK. I used to buy from them when they came to St. Mary's, Georgia stamp conventions back in the early 2000's. I looked them up on Google & went into her blog. It says she is in Tampa, Florida, which is where I thought she was located. Her name is Marina & she makes Cherry Pie stamps. What am I missing here?
I believe she moved to the U.S. some years ago....guessing maybe 5 years.
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There are such creative stamp producers abroad.

Did not see Art Journey from the Netherlands mentioned.
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I believe some of their stamps are available in the U.S. through The Stamproom in Florida.
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Thanks Gypsy rose!

Great new company for me to explore and The Stamproom is having a big sale right now and I just grabbed a couple of stamps I wanted!
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Ohh, thank you Angelnorth. I went into the Ryn website and immediately found some a raindrop stamp set that I'd seen used on someone's blog. I couldn't find it anywhere. I am so excited.
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I'm Canadian so this may or may not be helpful to American friends but I prefer to shop overseas than from American companies for several reasons. For me, shipping from UK/Ireland takes about 7 days to get to my door but usually more than 20 days if ordering from the States. Secondly, shipping prices are often cheaper - cheaper rates in general and often free shipping above a certain dollar amount that I can't access if ordering from US companies. And yes, this is despite the exchange rates. Third, I have never been charged duty and customs when ordering from overseas, even with larger orders. I am regularly charged customs on US orders. There have been times when my duty and customs have been close to the value of my order when ordering from the US.

I love ordering from Claire at Waltzing Mouse. She's wonderful about keeping customers informed about all aspects of the business and warning about even the potential for delays. (New tax laws in the EU are causing issues with digi stamps.)

I've had great service from Clearly Besotted Stamps.

I've ordered from Stamposaurus and been very happy.

I'd love to hear about other great companies.
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I'm afraid when I started this I obviously did not take into consideration how many of us are not Americans. I'm so sorry! I hope you can find some in my list though that are still out of country for you. Pretty dang cool though how international SCS is!

In the meantime though...it would be great for me (us?) if you could tell us Americans about companies in your countries that you really like.

That's pretty unfortunate Christine about what you go through to get product from the US. Geez.

It's hard. On one hand I want to have access to options from all over but I also want to support domestic companies. I'm a little torn on that one when I think about it regarding duty.
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Quietfire Design is in Canada. Beautiful calligraphy sentiment stamps.
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I struggle with supporting local companies too. Here in Canada, I love supporting Old Island Co. (local for me at farmer's markets) and Local Rubber King (based in my town) but I've had Canadian companies want to charge me in American dollars because they make more that way. I won't support that.
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I use to shop from the UK site of Crafter's Companion. Until I found out there was a US site.

I really like the stamps from Local Rubber King. I don't own a lot of their stamps.
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Ohh, thank you Angelnorth. I went into the Ryn website and immediately found some a raindrop stamp set that I'd seen used on someone's blog. I couldn't find it anywhere. I am so excited.
You're welcome - always happy to enable! I think those water drops are probably the thing that most people have seen and recognise from Ryn - hope you have fun with them!
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Leane CreatiefBV-europe-german or netherlands? carried by cutathome
Papermania-English? not sure
Wow, what a huge list, thank you so much!

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Thank you stamping me! I have made those notes on my master list

Quietfire has beautiful calligraphy word dies! Went onto my wishlist!
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I'm afraid when I started this I obviously did not take into consideration how many of us are not Americans.
...and it's funny how what you don't have easy access to always seems attractive There's a web store here in the UK -Make the Day Special- that specialises in bringing "hard to find" US stamps and dies to the UK (so things like WPlus9, Mama Elephant, Lawn Fawn, Altenew, Avery Elle...). I guess the online world has opened us all up to international temptation!
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LOL The grass is always greener on the other side....

I love flowers and I find of lot of British companies make great real looking outline flower stamps...plus I like the sentiments in England a lot-for example over at Clarity. And Barbara there is just fun for me to watch tutorials with-we are of an age and I get a kick out of how she'll say "Cool!" about how something turns out. Kind of old hippie kindred spirits.

Not to bash my American peeps, but it does feel like if a fun/good sentiment is done-the next thing I know, 50 companies all have it. Classic example: the one with Dance like no one is looking...was great when it first came out a few years back, but now everyone has it and it's all over mugs, t-shirts, etc. and I'm sick of it which is too bad b/c it is a good thought.
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I buy from wild orchid crafts a few times a year. ( usually bulk orders) they are not stamps though but, 3-d paper florals type embellishments) in addition to the already named stamp companies.
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I do miss Paper Makeup for sentiments though... I bought a ton when they were going out of rubber.
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