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Re: New to letterboxing
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Reply to: #174437 by NeilyNutbars
Jan 14, 2008 4:34pm
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Where can you get supplies to make your own stamp in Halifax?

I did a google search for art stores in Halifax. There's a Loomis Art Store at:

1546 Barrington St
Halifax, NS B3J 3X7 Canada

They have block printing supplies which includes lino cutters and handles. I can't tell if they carry carving material, you'd probably have to call the store to ask.

http://www.loomisartstore.com/

Store locator: http://216.139.219.73/SITES/loomis/index.asp?C=9&DB=011_omer_loomis&M=38&L=E
Thanks!
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Jan 19, 2008 8:27am
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Thanks for all the replies!

I ended up letting my kids pick out stamps because they are eager to get started. I'm going by Loomis today so I'll pick up supplies to make our own and we'll evolve our signatures as we go.

Going to try today for our 1st box, wish us luck!
Re: Thanks!
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Reply to: #177227 by NeilyNutbars
Jan 19, 2008 8:40am
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NNs:

Good luck! We remember our first find back in September (07) while on vacation in Alaska. We were REALLY excited -- and after more than 100 finds, we still get EXCITED!

Box On!

T-N-T (TRH N T on AQ)
Cleveland, NY
Re: Thanks!
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Reply to: #177227 by NeilyNutbars
Jan 19, 2008 8:40am
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You will so love this great hobby! I'm glad your family will be joining our wonderful community!
Re: Thanks!
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Reply to: #177227 by NeilyNutbars
Jan 19, 2008 2:54pm
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Another "Good Luck!" wish and "Welcome!" This a great hobby.

Zinni
USA
Had fun!
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Jan 19, 2008 6:25pm
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My son got so excited when we found the box he did not know what to do!!! He stamped his carefully chosen stamp in the book, helped his sister do hers, watched me do mine, then tried to pack it all away and re-hide it before we had stamped our logbook! It was pretty funny. He ran the whole way to the landmark!
Now he's all excited to make some stamps so we can hide our own boxes...I think he's hooked!
Re: Had fun!
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Reply to: #177407 by NeilyNutbars
Jan 19, 2008 6:30pm
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NNs:

YEAH! We thought you would have a grand time. Sounds like he will dive right in to carving and writing clues as well. Welcome to the group!

T-N-T (TRH N T on AQ)
Cleveland, NY
letterboxing in Halifax
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Mar 6, 2010 4:26am
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Hi all!

very new to letterboxing, is there any locals out there or is it basically tourists that seem to be planting boxes.
Re: letterboxing in Halifax
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Reply to: #496367 by halifaxmommy
Mar 6, 2010 5:55am
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Ooo, I'm excited to know this too! We are planning a weekend trip and hitching a ride on the CAT and spending a few nights in NS was on our list of things to do.

Jiffy
Re: letterboxing in Halifax
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Reply to: #496382 by Jiffy
Mar 6, 2010 9:17am
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if rumors are correct - the cat is stopping service soon, but don't now when!

when are you coming to Halifax? I would love to plant a special one just for you!
Re: Where are they?
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Reply to: #4623 by jackbear
Mar 6, 2010 10:32am
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i just started LB today but i can see this being a family hobby!
Re: letterboxing in Halifax
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Reply to: #496367 by halifaxmommy
Mar 13, 2010 1:40pm
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Hiya!

I'm local :)

Planning to plant some boxes this summer, we're actually really excited about it.
Re: letterboxing in Halifax
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Reply to: #498139 by NeilyNutbars
Mar 24, 2010 3:33pm
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Any of you folks planning on visiting Cape Breton anytime soon? I have several boxes planted that have yet to see a single visitor in over 3 years there *sigh*

Jiggs
Re: letterboxing in Halifax
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Reply to: #500569 by Jiggs
May 2, 2010 3:35pm
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Some found now and our family is really enjoying our new hobby. Thanks for your efforts. We loved your stamps. How did you make them?
Public Gardens
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Jul 20, 2014 1:19pm
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I was in Halifax last week visiting my family and, of course, I looked for letterboxes in the area. I noticed there are no letterboxes at Public Gardens, which seems like an obvious place to plant. Is it because there's a park rule against letterboxing, or no one's found a hiding place free from muggles, or has no one tried yet?
Re: Public Gardens
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Reply to: #859248 by Brookeworm
Jul 23, 2018 7:01am
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Just checking out these boards and seen your post from a few years back. I was just at the gardens last month. Beautiful. My guess besides the obvious that there’s no boxers in the area, is that it is so well manicured. A plant probably would not last long. I left one at the Old Cemetery. Just waiting for a traveling boxer to find it.