Rubber Stamps in French?

Old Aug 29th, 2008, 12:38 PM
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Rubber Stamps in French?

Here in the US stationery stores stock pre-inked rubber stamps, with common business phrases: for example: COPY, RUSH, DRAFT, etc. There are at least a dozen or so of these “stock” stamps available. They are relatively inexpensive, in the $7 -10 range.

The last trip in France I thought it might be an interesting souvenir to buy a stamp with IMPORTANT, RUSH, CONFIDENTIAL, or some such other phrase written in French. I could use them around my office or at home, and in addition to practicing my (admittedly bad) French each time I used it, my wife and I would be reminded of our vacations in France.

We looked in a traditional stationery store in Paris and an Office Depot and several hypermarches out on the road. About the only stamp I saw had something practical like PAR AVION, and it was over $20 ( I know the Euro was strong, but…).

Do the French business people not use these stamps with the wild abandon we use them here in the US?...Was I in the wrong type of store?... In France is it only government officials who “stamp things?”
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Old Aug 29th, 2008, 12:50 PM
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Here's a link to French Office Depot. They seem to have a few online anyway.;seoencode=y/
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Old Aug 29th, 2008, 12:53 PM
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This may also help . . .
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Old Aug 29th, 2008, 01:09 PM
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Shoe repair shops and keymakers often sell rubber stamps.
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Old Aug 29th, 2008, 01:34 PM
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Thanks All. Elemen, your second recommendation looks right on.

Will play on their web site.

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