What is the ugliest stamp you've seen?

Discussion in 'Stamp Chat' started by CalzoneManiac, May 8, 2014.

  1. CalzoneManiac

    CalzoneManiac Member

    My all-time ugliest stamp is US Scott 1527 (the one fr the 1974 Environment Expo). The long pants remind me of giant vacuum cleaners.
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  2. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Whenever I see Peter Max's "Cosmic Jumper" stamp I am reminded that there is little new under the sun. Check out Czechoslovakia's 1925 newspaper stamp design!

    Don

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  3. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Moderator Moderator

    I have always thought that this USPS sheetlet had some of the ugliest stamps I had ever seen. Don't get me wrong, I love stamps with animals on them. Each and every stylized animal has those "deer in headlights" look that is both inane and repulsive. I really don't know why I bought it, but it's in my collection.

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  4. derailed

    derailed Active Member

    Those dog ones really creeped me out when I saw them. Well, the rest of them are pretty okay, not the best I've seen, but okay.
     
  5. CalzoneManiac

    CalzoneManiac Member

    Not to mention the fact that the collective name for the stamps has no relation to the actual subject they portray.
     
  6. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    I like all my stamps. But sometimes I think those stamps just featuring a person's face are not that attractive.
     
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  7. tmbits

    tmbits New Member

    Haha! Thanks, now I'm rifling through my stuff looking for the ugliest stamp I own! I never thought I'd be doing that! But frankly, its rather entertaining! AND has the side bonus of getting my sons attention to this thing they call Stamp Collecting!
     
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  8. derailed

    derailed Active Member

    I agree with you. My grandma has a stamp with Beethoven's face on it. It used to creep me out every time I saw it when I was young.
     
  9. CrystalMarie

    CrystalMarie Member

    I have ran across plenty of ugly stamps. Some of which I questioned were actual stamps. Here a couple that are just offensive.

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  10. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Moderator Moderator

    :happy::happy::happy:
    Zazzle offers customized postage that is legitimate postage. The ones you picked certainly fit the "ugly" category. :happy:
     
  11. CalzoneManiac

    CalzoneManiac Member

    O lord, those zazzle ones are ugly.
     
  12. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    The last two stamps are really not beautiful. :p
     
  13. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    CrystalMarie:

    Where did this stamp come from:

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    is it maybe a birthday Cinderella from Greece?

    The colors in that Zazzle stamps are kind of nice.

    Don
     
  14. tmbits

    tmbits New Member

    haha! Crytsal those are definitely in the running! Ugly enough I put my "this will win an ugly contest!" contestants away. I'm going to keep looking though! :-o
     
  15. derailed

    derailed Active Member

    The second stamp: Oh God, why? I mean, who would even make such a stamp? It's a very disturbing one.
     
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  16. stampdad

    stampdad Member

    CrystalMarie gets my vote ,I was trying to think of something pre 1970 that I could submit but after seeing these I must admit defeat.
     
  17. derailed

    derailed Active Member

    Well, the first one is okay in my opinion, but the other two are just plain ugly. I don't have any ugly stamps (un)fortunately.
     
  18. stampdad

    stampdad Member

    Does she win anything?
     
  19. derailed

    derailed Active Member

    Maybe the most beautiful stamp to reward her for finding the ugliest stamps ever, hah.
     
  20. Steve Robinson

    Steve Robinson Well-Known Member Supporter

    It's all in the eye of the beholder LOL
     
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