Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Viva Las Vegastamps! is GREEN!

Viva Las Vegastamps! has taken "Going Green" to a totally new level! Today I received my order and had my laugh for the day. My husband brought in the mail and wanted to know who was mailing me a Stauffer's Meatloaf Dinner!! When I saw the return address, I cracked up! What a GREAT and UNIQUE idea!!! Thanks for the laugh!!> > Nancy

Viva Las Vegastamps Factory Fire

Viva Las Vegastamps! fire pictures... this was our factory... the fire department created a lot of damage getting in through two wrought iron gates, the door... and then they cut a hole in the ceiling... with the a/c down, we're unable to press in this heat... we're very fortunate nothing was burned inside but it's a pain nonetheless with the damage to the roof and a/c... waiting for a report from the fire department as I'm not sure whether the a/c caught on fire or it was arson.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Visiting your amazing stamp store from Israel

My name is Efrat and I'm from Israel.I visited your wonderful stamp store about three weeks ago,when I was in Vegas with my daughter and her family.I got the address from the great Polymer Clay artist Julie Picarello!! It was such a pleasure to visit in this amazing world of stamps!!!I wish I had more time there... I took some pix and I'm sendind them to you.I also wrote about this wonderland of stamps in our Polymer Clay Forum !! Best regards Efrat Ra'anana Israel

On the Midwest Stampers' List

You MUST visit Viva Las Vegastamps. It is a delightful store packed full of stamps, and you will find yourself walking around the store laughing out loud at the funny stuff and being amazed by the variety of images. Things you would never have thought of as a stamp will be on the shelves. Stampo also has a blackjack table in there with a pile of rubber on top, and that's the rubber pit. Lots and lots of wonderful images at discount prices in the rubber pit. He also bought out inventory from the recently closed store Las Vegas Art Stamps, which was also a really nice store.
It's not easy to find, because even though the address is on Sahara Avenue, it's actually in a little "office mall" type place down a short alley off of Sahara Avenue. It's not too far off of Las Vegas Blvd, and when you see the Keys Lounge (or Keyes Lounge -- but I don't think it has the "e" on Keys), there is a little alleyway next to it. It's just down that little alley (it's not really an alley, but rather, a very small street -- the word "alley" denotes a creepy feeling, and it's not creepy at all... just an extension of the street). I highly recommend calling them before you go to get directions; for all I know, by now the Keys Lounge has changed names!)
It is a WONDERFUL place and well worth the trouble of finding it!!!! I've actually only been there once, and it was easily 10 years ago, and the memories of that visit are firmly in my brain....that's how great I found that store!

PS from Stampo... Keys Lounge is now called Square Apple and we're right behind it... and we've doubled the size of our store.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Something for Everyone at Viva Las Vegastamps!

Viva Las Vegastamps! is THE Stamp Store Not To Be Missed!

Guess you can kind of tell by now - WHY you can't just pop in and out of this little shop - quickly, hmmm???... oh and I see my beloved Miracle Tape by the cars... love to all, Sunshine

Dogs and Cats are available for petting as well as stamping at Viva Las Vegastamps!

A Sampling of the Wide Variety of stamps at Viva Las Vegastamps!

Mary Helen and her twin sister shop at Viva Las Vegastamps!

Which one is Memorex?

Asian Stamps are plentiful at VLVS!

Lots of Egyptian stamps as well...

Even pirates (ahoy, matey!!)...

Love the cowboy ones (there's lots more than this)...

We gotta have showgirls - it's VEGAS!!...

I bought this 8mm film of Las Vegas on my first visit in 1978 and watched it over and over... who knew?

What would Las Vegas be without Palm Trees?

Lots and lots of palm trees (of course)...

A VLVS! Bouquet for you!

A TINY portion of his floral stamps...

New Improved CheckOut Area at Viva Las Vegastamps!

Stampo straightened his "cage area" up a bit... hmmm.....
(I was so shocked to see the mess it was in Sunshine's last picture, I had to re-do the whole counter area... it's been added to since this picture and I've been hoping Sunshine will come take some pictures... it used to be more closed in as I had to fit in all the merchandise from Las Vegas Art Stamps when they closed but I've re-opened the counter area so it's not so claustrophobic and it doesn't look like I'm a pawn broker as one customer described my setup.)

Lee Steele visits Viva Las Vegastamps! from Texas

Lee sent this blast from the past taken in front of the Rubber Buffet at Viva Las Vegastamps!