TAM Rubberstamp Archive

The TAM Rubberstamp Archive started in 1983 by sending out the first sheets into the network Ruud knew then, and is now over 30 years old. Still more contributions come in and only rarely the normal public can get a glimpse of what the archive contains. Several documentations about this archive are previously made, and online a large catalogue is available. (You can find an overview of all important details mentioned in previous publications (see also www.iuoma.org).

Sunday, December 21, 2014

New rubberstamps from Heleen de Vaan - NL

Two new rubberstamps were added to the collection. A gift from Heleen de Vaan in Netherlands, who sent in a copy of her new designs.

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Outgoing to Japan

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New IUOMA rubberstamp

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new rubber stamps

Some new rubberstamps that are used first in 2014

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Outgoing to Japan

Every few weeks I send an envelope to Ryosuke Cohen in Japan. That way the Brain Cell project keeps on going, and the newest rubberstamps from the TAM RSA are spread around the globe.

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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

TAM RSA Postage Stamps

The postage stamps for the celebration of the RSA were designed in dark blue (almost Black). So on colour they work perfectly like this.
Detail of an outgoing envelope to Cascadia Artpost in USA.

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Print by Borderline Grafix - USA

For the 30 year celebration Borderline Grafix made this carving and sent me a few prints and envelopes. In the coming weeks I will be sending some of them out into the network......

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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

TAM Rubberstamp Archive Postage

The Dutch postage is issued now, and the first envelopes go out into the network

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Postage by Dutch PostNL for TAM RSA

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

new newsletters hit the network

Two new newsletters are printed and are sent out with the new stampsheets that are sent into the network.

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Numbering new sheets

In September the first sheets with 70,000+ numbers are stamped and sent into the network. The archive grows further even after 30 years of collecting.

30 year celebration

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

new rubber for the archive

Spacial rubberstamps made for the IUOMA.

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One of the COW stamps

one of the COW stamps in the archive

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Hand Carved Letter set by Ruud Janssen

This set I carved in the eind 90-ies and I used the eraser carved stamps in many letters. Found them back in the collections of the TAM Rubberstamp Archive because I am bringing all eraser carved stamps into several boxes

Above you see one of the boxes with some carved stamps. A historic collection with also works from other mail-artists that donated their word to the Archive. 

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013







Saturday, January 12, 2013

Like / Dislike rubberstamps

New aditions to the TAM rubberstamp Archive: The LIKE and DISLIKE rubberstamp, and a wonderful donation by Grigori Antonin (UDSA)

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

IUOMA 25 years

Use of the rubber stamp with date that Jack Latteman (USA) gave me while he visited us in Breda. The original stamps are designed by Konstantin Kalendaroff (Russia)

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Censor this for me

eraser carved stamp by Ruud Janssen.

Laser Eyes

Eraser carved stamp by Ruud Janssen (Netherlands) - Laser Eyes.

Portrait Ruud janssen by Henning Mittendorf

eraser carved stamp by Henning Mittendorf (Germany) with a portrait of Ruud Janssen (Netherlands).

Donation from Darlene Altschul - USA

Donation to the TAM Rubberstamp Archive by Darlene Altschul (USA). An erasercarved stamp.

Congress Stamp by Reiu Tüür - Estonia

Original eraser carved stamp by Reiu Tüür (Estonia) during the congress year 1992. Donation to the TAM Rubberstamp Archive.

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Mad in Bosnia

Erasercarved stamp by Ruud Janssen, "Mad in Bosnia", made during the war in Bosnia in the 90-ies

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Thursday, May 03, 2012

Gift from Reed Altemus (USA)

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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

TAM Rubberstamp Archive on Facebook

There is now a formal page for the TAM Rubberstamp Archive on FACEBOOK as well. There are complete photoalbums with sets of sheets that were exhibited in the past (San Francisco, 1996, Moscom, 2004 , New York, 2010). The link is:


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Sunday, April 01, 2012

Sheets requests

When someone asks for a stampsheet he/she normally gets an envelope like this decorated with all kind of rubberstamps that are in the archive.

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Sunday, November 06, 2011

Eraser Carved Rubberstamp - By Ruud Janssen

Discoverd an older rubber stamp I carved in the 90-ies. It is still in good condition. I print all the original rubberstamps that are in the TAM Rubberstamp Archive also to keep their cndition good. The oil in the ink makes the rubber live longer. If you don't do that, they will just fall to pieces (just like that!).
The Rubberstamp is of course only finished when you put your original fingerprints inside the open spot....

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