Pair of Barn Swallows Keyring made with upcycled 1993 postage stamp


Shipping to United States: $7.61

Featuring a pair of swallows perched on a wire, this one of a kind keychain is made using a real vintage postage stamp from Romania. Full of history and character, these keyrings make a fun small gift for any stamp collector, letter writer, nostalgic traveller, or birder, great as stocking fillers, etc. Please read on for full details:

• A genuine used vintage stamp is captured in each keyring casing, issued in Romania circa 1993 - real fragments of history!
• The stamp illustrates 2 barn swallows, alongside the latin name for reference
• 9 additional designs to choose from, including hoopoe, magpie, swallow, woodpecker & more - see pic 2 & drop-down menu
• A new keyring will be hand-pressed just for you, using your chosen stamp design/s. Postmark fragments & positioning will vary from those shown, ensuring that nobody else will ever own a keyring quite like yours!
• Can't decide which you like best? Choose the 'surprise' option from the drop-down menu, and a tree will be selected for you from those available

• The keyring 'frame' measures approx. 2.9 x 4.2cm. The full length including split ring measures approx. 8.5cm (3.3" approx.)
• The stamp is trimmed to size by hand then pressed into the keyring casing. It is an entirely handmade process!
• The frame is made of a sturdy silver plated metal, with a nice weight
• The stamp is protected behind a durable, transparent acrylic 'window'
• The split ring (28mm diam.) makes it easy for you to add & remove your keys as needed

• Each keyring comes with a small card which provides details of the feature stamp's country of origin & date of issue along with basic care instructions
• Keyring & card are packaged in a plain cellophane packet as standard
• Upgrade to add a tiny tin that can be re-used for future storage as well as gifting:
- Tin is decorated with a print from one of my original postage stamp collages, selected at random (or include a note with your preference).
- Made of tinplate metal with hinged lid, and measures just 5 x 8 x 1.6cm (approx. 2" x 3.1" x 0.6") - a very handy size for storing all kinds of small office bits & pieces.
• Giving as a gift? Browse my range of blank-inside cards, perfect for any occasion!

Many old postage stamps are discarded by philatelists due to minor faults, or even just for being too 'common'! I have amassed a huge collection of stamps this way for use in my collage artwork. A lot of the stamps are so striking individually that they truly warrant appreciation on a wider level, so framing these little artworks one by one - with the added bonus of practical functionality! - gives each the chance for a new lease of life. Rescued from old, unwanted albums otherwise destined for landfill. these stamps speak to the soul.

Additional postage stamp keyrings are available:
Please contact me to discuss a special order. Custom requests are welcome; or visit my shop for a wide range of original postage stamp artwork and philatelic gift ideas:

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