Friday, 26 October 2018

Stamps with Crystals - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps with Materials affixed - Crystals

Liechtenstein 2018 Topaz Personal Stamp with Crystal  



Issue date October 2018

A special issue Personal stamp created by the a Philatelic company Hermann E Sieger GmbH as part of a subscription service, and issued by Liechtenstein Post, a  Topaz crystal stuck to the stamp featuring a Beach Scene on the stamp.

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Monday, 22 October 2018

Stamps with Thermochromic Ink Printing - Update

Category -  Touch / Sight
Subcategory - Stamps with Thermochromic Ink Printing 

Finland 2018 Climate change



Issue date 12 September 2018 

Finland Post has issued 3 domestic Stamps on a miniature sheet with special printing using heat-pressed ink that will change color when touched with a finger. By touching the stamp with your finger, you can see what we can expect in Finland if the constant warming of the climate is not brought under control.

 The particular focus of the stamps is the effect of climate change on Finnish weather conditions, nature and society.




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Sunday, 21 October 2018

Cloth Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Cloth Stamps

Austria 2018 Styrian Hat Stamp



 Issue date 22 September 2018

Austria Post has issued another embroidered stamp featuring the Styrian Hat which was a popular item in the clothing in the 19th century Styria. The hat was usually manufactured from dark grey or dark green woollen felt or animal hair; the hat band is also  usually dark green and is decorated with a “Gamsbart” (made from the greyish black hair from the neck of a chamois buck) or feathers.

The hat stamp, in the special “Styrian green”, is made of exclusive merino sheep’s wool thread produced by the company Schoeller from Hard in Vorarlberg. This “Shaminah” merino wool thread impresses with its 14.5 micron wool fibre, the finest and highest grade of wool fibre that exists. The sheep’s wool used for this comes from a number of Australian farms which have been awarded “Bluesign” certification for their sustainable textile production. The gamsbart decoration is made of two twisted black and grey threads. The hat is affixed to an ecru background with guipure lace perforations.

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Cloth Stamps
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Saturday, 20 October 2018

Stamps with Holes/Design Perforations/Cut Outs - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps with Holes/Design Perforations

United Nations 2018 Macao Stamp Show - Hua Mulan SS



Issue date 21 September 2018

The United Nations Postal Authority (UNPA) has issued a special commemorative miniature sheet based on the ancient Chinese poem the Ballad of Mulan on the first day of  the 35th Asian international stamp exhibition in Macao with the stamps in the sheet printed using a special laser-cut technology.

The sheet contains three stamps denominated in three different currencies:

-  USD 1.15 for use from the post office at U.N. headquarters in New York City; 
-  CHF 2 for use from the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland; and 
-  EUR 1.80 for use from the Vienna International Center in Vienna, Austria.


Reverse view of sheet


The laser-cut design on the USD 1.15 stamp shows Bao Zheng, also known as Justice Bao. The CHF 2 stamp features Guan Yu, a warrior and general. The EUR 1,80 features Hua Mulan, the heroine of the folk tale of a girl who joins the army in the place of her elderly father.

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Friday, 19 October 2018

Stamps with Gold Nugget

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps with Gold Nugget

Liechtenstein 2018 California Gold Rush


Issue date 08 October 2018

To commemorate the turbulent times of the California Gold Rush, a personal stamp issued by Liechtenstein Post for a German Stamp Dealer, features three prospectors with the traditional pan for gold panning with a real hand-applied gold nugget on the stamp.


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Thursday, 18 October 2018

3D - Stamps with Laminated Prismatic Ribbed Plastic Surface - Update

Category - Touch / Sight
Sub category -  3D - Stamps with Laminated Prismatic Ribbed Plastic Surface / Odd Shaped Stamps

DPR Korea 2018 PRAGA 2018 Expo World Stamp Exhibition Stamps

Issue date 15 August 2018

North Korea Post has issued a special set of 3D laminated stamps with provide as depth feeling when viewed featuring the following A round shaped stamp(70 won) with a Papilio machon amurensis butterfly and a Phalaenopsis aphrodite Orchid stamp (70 won) at the Praga 2018 Expo World Stamp Exhibition.

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Stamps with Holes/Design Perforations/Cut Outs - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps with Holes/Design Perforations

Canada 2013 Chinatown Gates Stamps



Issue date 01 May 2013

Canada Post issued 8 Permanent Stamps featuring the Gates of Chinatown in 8 different cities on an odd shaped miniature sheet with a square hole in the centre of the sheet.

The different gates of Chinatown depicted are - 

Victoria's Gate of Harmonious Interest, built in 1981, stands in the heart of Canada's first Chinatown. The gate blends traditional and symbolic elements and features hand-carved stone lions from Victoria's sister city, Suzhou. One pillar commemorates Chinese Canadians who fought and died in World War II.

Vancouver's Millennium Gate, built in 2002, was inspired by the Inner City Gates of 19th and 20th century Beijing. It combines Eastern and Western designs to represent the past and future of the community.

The Chinatown Gate in Edmonton benefited from the expertise of Chinese architects and craftsmanship from the sister city of Harbin. Built in 1987, the gate features traditional Chinese motifs, colours, decorative tiles and ornate lighting.

Founded in 1909, Winnipeg's Chinatown is one of Canada's older Chinese communities. The gate, built in 1987, is a pedestrian overpass that connects and complements the Dynasty and Mandarin buildings.

Located at the entrance to the Mississauga Chinese Centre, this city's timber gate was constructed solely with traditional wooden studs. Cooperation between China and Canada is demonstrated in the government support and construction expertise that made this gate possible.

Toronto's Zhong Hua Men Archway, standing at Gerrard East and Hamilton Streets in Toronto's Chinatown East, was built thanks to many Canadian and Chinese partners. The gate honours Chinese Canadian settlers, particularly those who laboured on the transcontinental railway.

Built in 2010, the Ottawa Chinatown Gateway, featuring nine roofs, is a royal Chinese arch that can only be built in capital cities. The gate has good-luck symbols embedded within, including five Chinese coins, one of which is at least 1,000 years old!


Montréal's Chinatown actually has four gates—North, South, East and West. The North and South gates span St. Laurent Boulevard, while the smaller East and West gates mark pedestrian walkways. The North Gate on the stamp was built in 1999.



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