Thursday, November 05, 2009

Where you there?

My mojo seems to have taken a holiday this week, so while sorting out my office, I came across this programme from the very first rubber stamp show in this country.


 It was called Rubberama and was held at the Artists show in July 1994 (I think if my memory serves me right!) in Islington. I remember so many of the names in the catalogue, some of which are still going, and some which are sadly defunct. First Class stamps ( do you have any of these?), Ivory Coast Trading Poste ( USA), Funstamps, Imagine, and some which are still going in a different format; Inca stamp, Rubber Stampede, and a few more.. It was such fun trying to educate people on what a rubber stamp was ! In those days we stamped the back of the book with our own stamp, and everyone collected all of them as a souvenir. Sadly I don't have mine stamped:(
Oh Happy Days! lol
Have a great Day, and here's hoping my mojo returns from its holiday soon
Hugs

12 comments:

Lottie said...

What a lovely piece of memorabilia! No I wasn't there sadly - I didn't start stamping until a year or so ago. But I would love to have been

Katharine said...

Greedy girl, you already have a Mal, now you want a Mo and a Jo, whatever next! One is enough for me! But hope you find them soon, I will send them back if I see them. Rest up you have had a busy time.

Helen said...

I don't remember this one, but I do remember going to one of the earliest shows that are now at Ally Pally, when they held them at the Commonwealth Institute in London - now that was a cramped show!!! My mojo has been resting this week whilst I watch the football.

Linda Elbourne said...

I was n't there Jennie ... I think I was still at school *LOL*

Lynn Stevens said...

What a great piece of memorabilia and would make a great backdrop for some altered art. Maybe you could photocopy it and use it to inspire your mojo!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet words. Best of luck in my giveaway!
Hugs lynn

Julie Ranae said...

What a great look back...the UK has certainly embraced this craft/hobby/art as it's own. I love the style I find there now.

So much has changed over the years...I started making cards with ribbon and eventually rubber stamping here in the U.S. in 1993 and life has never been the same!

joanne wardle said...

lol, I hadn't even heard of rubberstamping in 1994!!

Lorraine said...

how fascinating..and what great memories. I have quite few of the Inka stamps as she used to have blog candy and I won a couple of stamp sets off her..but sadly she has closed her shop now. Dont worry about your mojo as I think the bad weather we have been having lately is making us all hibernate!

LynneForsythe said...

Thank you for popping by my blog and becoming a follower....are you a "new certified ranger" or of the old school?
I love ALL THINGS RANGER!

Sid said...

Fascinating, shows how things have changed here in the UK, we are more stamp savvy these days !

Minxy said...

Gonna make ya feel old now lol... i was 17 and making do with hobbycrafts for my crafting as i had no idea of the vast resorces out there... thank goodness for the internet nowadays.. i'd be lost without it lol.. its lovely you still have the piece to bring back all the memories :)

Sophia said...

Hi Jennie...just stopping by to see how you are doing. Hope you're having a good weekend! :)