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In 1971, during the Vietnam War, Mary Hoff, member of the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia and wife of missing in action (MIA) Lt. Commander Michael Hoff U.S.N., proposed the creation of a symbol for American prisoners of war (POW) and those who are MIA. The POW/MIA flag was created for the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia and is officially recognized by the U.S. Congress in conjunction with the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue, "as the symbol of our Nation's concern and commitment to resolving as fully as possible the fates of Americans still prisoner, missing and unaccounted for in Southeast Asia, thus ending the uncertainty for their families and the Nation." National League of Families national coordinator Evelyn Grubb, wife of a POW, oversaw its development and also campaigned to gain its widespread acceptance and use by the U.S. federal government, local governments, and civilian organizations across the United States.

 

Our Delrin Acetal Resin stamps are made from high-quality materials sourced in California, USA. We use 1/2” (12.70mm) cast material and our 100 watt laser to create stamps with super high resolution for the best quality and longevity. We can produce stamps from nearly any image or artwork you supply us with, and we can also hand draw custom logos, maker’s marks, or other art.

 

Our stamps have been tested to leave highly detailed impressions in leather from 3 ounce up to 16 ounce without any issue. They can be used repetitively in our choice of a 1 ton hand press, or even up to a 20 ton hydraulic press. All stamps have characteristics to consider when choosing a press or application method, but the resin we use has a tensile strength of 9,000 lbs.

 

If you choose a mallet application type, please note that it is more volatile to the tool. If your stamp has very small features, take extra care to get the most out of it. The mallet application type will require the use of a Hefty Handle, which can be purchased on our website.

 

Versions Available:

  • Press Stamp: To be used with an Arbor Press or Tandy Hand Press, this stamp is made from 1/2" (12.70mm) thick material and requires at least a 1 ton press. It starts at $26.00.
  • Mallet Stamp: To be used with a Hefty Handle (which can be purchased with the stamp, unless you already own one). It is made from 1/2” (12.70mm) thick material and has a mules foot on the back side of the stamp for use with the handle. Starts at $41.00.
  • Heavy-Duty Stamp: Recommended for all stamps larger than 3", this offers a 1/4" thick piece of steel with the stamp for an even impression. It has been tested to work with up to a 20-ton press and starts at $61.00.

POW/MIA Leather Stamp

PriceFrom $29.00

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