Thursday, 24 May 2018

Cloth Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Cloth Stamps

Sierra Leone 2003 Teddy Bear




Issue date 28 April 2003

Embroidered teddy bear stamp set was issued by different countries: Gambia, Grenada, Grenada& Petite Martinique, Sierra Leone and St Vincent Grenadines. These cloth stamps honor the humble teddy bear. The above Teddy Bear stamp is from Sierra Leone.

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Monday, 21 May 2018

Odd Shaped Miniature Sheet - Update

Category - Sight 
Subcategory - Odd Shaped Miniature Sheet 

Philippines 2015 San Miguel Brewery Inc. - 125 Years of Beer Stories Bottle shaped MS 


Issue date 29 September 2015

To commemorate 125 years of the San Miguel Brewery Company, Philippine Post has issued a special bottle shaped miniature sheet 


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Saturday, 19 May 2018

3D - Holographic Stamps - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - 3D - Holographic Stamps

France 1999 Ceres Hologram Stamp   




Issue date 2 July 1999

France issued its first definitive hologram stamp on July 2, 1999. The stamp was issued for the 150-year anniversary of France's first postage stamp. The first French stamp was engraved in 1849 by Jacques-Jean Barre. The circular hologram shows The Head of Cérès, a goddess of agriculture, and the years 1849 and 1999. The small round hologram is different from the 1998 CNEP hologram. The stamp (40.5 mm x 52 mm) was issued for the PHILEXFRANCE’99 - Paris Expo, July 2 - 11, 1999.

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Friday, 18 May 2018

Stamps with Crystals - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps with Materials affixed - Crystals

Liechtenstein 2018 Malachite Personal Stamp with crystal 


Issue date 05 April 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  Malachite crystal stuck to the stamp featuring a Mermaid on the stamp.

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Stamps with Scratch Off Printing - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps with Scratch Off Printing

New Zealand 1996 Centenary of Cinema




Issue date 7 August 1996

New Zealand Post to commemorate the 100 years of New Zealand Cinema has issued four stamps featuring some of the first New Zealand films.

The first public screening of motion pictures in New Zealand took place at the Opera House, Auckland on 13 October 1896. 

Single 40c 'Hinemoa' gummed stamp.

Produced in 1914 by George Tarr, and based on the story of Hinemoa and Tūtānekai, Hinemoa was New Zealand's first feature film. The film was shot in eight days in Rotorua with a budget of £50. Despite the onset of World War One, Hinemoa was very popular and shown all over New Zealand. Sadly no copies are known to exist today.

Single 80c 'Broken Barrier' gummed stamp.

John O'Shea, who wrote the script for the 1952 film says that at the time it was considered by many to be controversial. The film was built around the story of a romance between a young Pākehā (caucasian) journalist and a young Māori woman, a subject which was not tolerated by many quarters of New Zealand society at the time.

Single $1.50 'Goodbye Pork Pie' gummed stamp.

This classic 'car chase' film by Geoff Murphy was released in 1981 to rave reviews throughout New Zealand. People were captivated by the tale of two young men journeying from Kaitaia to Invercargill in a stolen yellow mini. Overseas audiences also enjoyed it - for its time it was the most successful New Zealand film offered to the international market.

Single $1.80 'Once Were Warriors' gummed stamps.

The movie that was destined to become the highest grossing New Zealand movie ever, exploded onto screens in 1994. With the central theme of domestic violence and abuse, it is a disturbing and contentious film. The film's violence is not gratuitous. Rather, the images attempt to offer an understanding of the causes of the conflict. The film was based on New Zealand author Alan Duff's novel of the same name, and directed by Lee Tamahori.

The stamps also featured scratch and win tabs which allowed buyers of the stamps to win a free trip to Hollywood, Hoyts Movie tickets, NZD 10 account with the New Zealand Philatelic Bureau and Cinema First day covers as prizes.

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Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Stamps with Interactive Folds - Update

Category - Touch / Sight
Subcategory - Stamps with Interactive Folds

Spain 2017 Exfilna 2017 - Portugalete - Metal Bridge 






Issue date 16 October 2017

The 55th Philatelic Exhibition, EXFILNA, organized since 1963 by the Spanish Federation of Philatelic Societies (FESOFI) will be hosted by Portugalete. 

 The stamp is presented in a folding block sheet with a punch that reproduces the Metallic Bridge of the city, the Vizcaya Bridge. For the first time it is innovated with a stamp that carries a pop up, with augmented reality. The bridge of Vizcaya, Bizkaiko Zubia in Euskera, unites the two banks of the estuary of Bilbao, and was inaugurated on July 28, 1893. This bridge is a symbol of the Industrial Revolution of the late nineteenth century. 


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Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Stamps with Scratch Off Printing - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps with Scratch Off Printing

Netherlands 1997 Surprise Stamps with Scratch Off Printing 




Issue date 21 Jan 1997

Netherlands Post on the occasion of Valentines Day has issued a special Surprise stamps with scratch off printing with different wishes printed on the stamp

On the edge of the sheet, the 'secret' messages are mentioned next to each stamp. The 10 messages from which the (anonymous) sender can choose are: write me, I love you, I think of you, I miss you, just like that, greetings, see you soon, xxx-jes, joke and when ?. 
 
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