With the proliferation of fake vintage in the world, it’s heartening when you find real treasure from the olden days.
I did just that recently in Hope & Glory in Greytown when I bought a ‘Featherston’ stamp that had once belonged to the Wairarapa Hospital. Vanya (who owns the shop) had come across a lot of hospital gear and has a whole bowl of stamps including ‘laboratory’ and ‘ward nine’ (I’m guessing the loony bin). There’s also a giant ED, which would be great if you know someone called Ed who wants a stamp of their name.
I’ve made an address set with mine and have been stamping up the backs of the envelopes I send my Emma Makes orders out in.