Jill and Ian are partners in both their business and personal lives. They have built The Stamp Man business together for over 25 years. They have also built many friendships with customers during this time.
The Stamp Man History
Jill Tuck and Ian Hart are partners of The Stamp Man, retailers of art rubber stamps and craft accessories. The Stamp Man is located in Yorkshire in the UK and has been established for over 25 years, and were at the forefront of the paper crafting craze, before it was even considered a hobby. They were based in a retail shop in Craven Court Shopping Centre in the town centre of Skipton for most of this time but have now moved and concentrate on their online shop and attending shows.
In the beginning their partnership had a different name but it soon changed as their customers unwittingly renamed it! Stamping and using embossing powders was a fascinating concept and Jill and Ian had put together a starter kit that Ian demonstrated all day, every day, for years. Customers would visit their craft stands at shows to watch Ian’s demonstrations of the embossing kit and it was the customer’s children that could be heard saying "I want to go and see the stamp man”. Jill thought it a brilliant and natural re-name for them, and it has remained ever since.
After attending weekend craft fairs the business grew and they had permanent stands during the week at craft centres. Ian was based in Skipton and Jill based in Ilkley. This was over 25 years ago and some of their first customers are still making cards, how wonderful is that! Eventually they moved into a permanent shop in Craven Court Skipton where they stayed for over 17 years before moving to their current location.
During this time, Jill appeared on Create and Craft TV, a 24 hour dedicated craft shopping channel for about 7 years with pre-recorded shows in the beginning before moving on to the live show format.
They have offered an mail order service since 1995 and an online shopping service since 1999.
Some feedback from our mail order customers
Thank you for taking the time to send us your kind comments about our service, it is very much appreciated!
Thank you so much for your prompt, efficient and friendly service. I received my order this morning.
Many thanks for the fantastic way you have dealt with my order. They have arrived already
Received my order this morning, wow just gorgeous love it all, thank you so much.
I just wanted to say thank-you for my order which arrived to-day, it has been a pleasure buying from you.
Just to say Thank you for my order. It came this morning such a speedy response and I am very happy with my purchase. I will be ordering again in the near future. Once again THANKYOU.
I received my parcel from you this morning - super fast delivery!
Just to thank you for the excellent delivery of my recent order which arrived on Tuesday.
Thank you once more for your excellent Customer Service. I have now received my order and I am sure that I will be shopping with you again
Many thanks for the stamp, and also the superb service
Thanks for getting my orders to me so quickly!
Thank you again for your customer service in working with me to make these
Just an email to say I received the paint set this morning.