Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Glow in the Dark Stamp Under UV Stamps - Update

Category - Sight 
Subcategory - Glow in the Dark Stamp Under UV Stamps 

Canada 2021 Snow Mammals 



Issue date 16 February 2021

Canada Post has issued a set of 5 Special stamps featuring the Canadian Snow Mammals - The Ermine, Snowshoe Hare, Arctic Fox, Peary Caribou and Northern Collared Lemming.

The stamps also features fluorescent ink printing showing the animal’s tracks in snow, which are only visible under ultraviolet (black) light.



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Friday, 12 February 2021

Stamps with Holes/Design Perforations/Cut Outs - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps with Laser-cut Perforations/ Odd shaped Miniature sheet

Wishing all my Asian Friends a Very Happy Healthy and Prosperous Lunar Niu Year 2021. (Niu in Chinese being OX) 

Singapore 2021 Lunar New Year of the OX 




Issue date 08 January 2021

Singapore Post as per their Annual issue for the Chinese Lunar New Year of the OX has issued a special laser cut collector sheet with a stamp of SGD10 along with specially designed Red Packets. The stamp also features Gold Foil printing.

The Chinese calendar is based on five cycles of 12 years each, with each cycle tempered by one of the five Chinese elements – Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth. Each year features one of the 12 animal signs, and the year of 2021 is that of the Metal Ox.

The OX laser-cut collector sheet is the second in the series by Singapore Post starting with the Year of the RAT last year.




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Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Gold Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Gold Stamps

Australia Christmas Island 2020 Year of the Rat Gold Stamps

Issue date 08 January 2020

In a new series Christmas Island to commemorate the start of the New Lunar Cycle with the year of the Rat, has issued a special minisheet made of Gold;

In 2020, the 12-year Chinese zodiac cycle begins again. The striking illustrations for the Year of the Rat stamp issue are by Yan Lin, a visual designer based in Sydney. The three diamond shaped stamps in this issue present the Rat as characters from traditional Peking Opera, which has its origins in the mid-Qing dynasty (1636–1912). The characters perform spectacular vocals, mime, dance and acrobatics in beautiful, ornate costumes. The stamps present the principal male role (sheng), the comedy role (chou) and the female role (dan). 

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Gold Stamps

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Monday, 8 February 2021

Stamps with Rock Dust - Update

Category Touch
Subcategory - Stamps with Rock Dust

Covid 19 activity - Rearranging old posts to reflect current categorisations i,e, Country / Type

Iceland 2010 - Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Eruption – Stamp with Volcanic Ash Dust



Issue Date 22 July 2010

The volcanic eruption began in Eyjafjallajökull shortly before midnight on March 20, 2010. In the first stage of the eruption, magma surfaced on the Fimmvörduháls mountain range. It was rather small and seemed to end on April 12.

However, approximately 24 hours later, on the night before April 14, the eruption resumed and then magma surfaced in the southwestern peak crater of Eyjafjallajökull glacier. The next morning volcanic clouds were seen stretching 30 kilometers to the south.

Volcanic ash was carried all over Europe and caused extensive disturbances to air traffic for a few days, the most significant since the end of World War II. It is considered that in the latter stage of the eruption, 250 million cubic meters of ash were emitted.

Iceland Post issued three stamps, which depict the volcanic eruptions, silkscreen printed with very fine-grained Trachyandesite ash which fell at Eyjafjallajokull on 17 April 2010, a little more than three months before the stamps' issue date of 22 July 2010.

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Stamps with Rock Dust 

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Sunday, 7 February 2021

Stamps with Rock Dust - Update

Category Touch
Subcategory - Stamps with Rock Dust

Covid 19 Activity - Rearranging my earliest post to reflect current categorisations e.g. Country / Type

Thailand 2007 - Pa Hin Ngam National Park Miniature sheet with Rocky Sandstone Dust Particles 



Issue date 02 July 2007

Pa Hin Ngam National Park, originally known as Pa Thep Sathit, is a tourist site in Chayaphume Province in Thailand. Every year, early in the rainy season or from June to August, thousands of bright pink Krajiew flowers (Curcuma domestica), will carpet all the meadows in the park. There are trail ways from the Hin Ngam Rock Platform to the scenic area at the top, which is the highest spot in the park.

The Hin Ngam Rock Platform, covering an area 1,000 rai (1.6 square Km), is located in a lush green timber forest of Siamese Sal trees. Its features quaint looking rock formation of, for example, a prasat building, a naga serpent, an elephant, a radar disk, a hen and the World Cup Trophy.

Pa Hin Ngam National Park stamps collection was issued by Thailand Post on 02 July 2007 and is printed with special technique, leaving a natural stone touch on its surface of both stamps and souvenir sheet. 100,000 copies were printed.

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Monday, 1 February 2021

Crypto Stamp - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - Crypto Stamp / Stamps with QR code / 

United Nations 2020 Sustainable Goals Crypto Stamps





Issue date 24 November 2020

United Nations Postal Authorities has issued a 3 set of Crypto stamps each featuring the UN headquarters in New York, Vienna and Geneva issued in the local currency of each country. Each Stamp has a unique secret code hidden behind a scratch off area. The secret code enables its owner to activate exactly one counterpart of that stamp on the Ethereum blockchain as a digital collectible.

Taken from net to protect privacy of each stamp





Each stamp is linked to one Sustainable Development Goal - There are 17 Goals
Goal 1 No poverty
Goal 2 Zero hunger
Goal 3 Good health and well-being
Goal 4 Quality education
Goal 5 Gender equality
Goal 6 Clean water and sanitation
Goal 7 Affordable and clean energy
Goal 8 Decent work and economic growth
Goal 9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Goal 10 Reduced inequalities
Goal 11 Sustainable cities and communities
Goal 12 Responsible consumption and production
Goal 13 Climate action
Goal 14 Life below water
Goal 15 Life on land
Goal 16 Peace, justice and strong institutions
Goal 17 Partnerships for the Goals

There are 51 variations of the UN Crypto Stamp in the collection as there are 17 goals and stamps issued by 3 locations. (17x3 = 51) i.e. each location will have 17 variations. There is a total of 90000 stamps issued i.e. 30000 for each locations

The stamps has a 3D holographic printing on the Stamp and Miniature sheet. A QR code hidden under the scratch area provides a link to the Crypto Stamp website and a second QR code provides the secret code when scanned.

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Thursday, 28 January 2021

Stamps with Rock Dust - Update

Category Touch/Sight

Subcategory - Stamps with Rock Dust / Odd shaped Stamp

Austria 2006 – Mail from a Different World – Stamp with Meteorite Dust particles





Issue date 24 March 2006

Austria Post issued a special stamp with an out of the world rock; this stamp contained 0.03 grams of meteorite dust. The dust came from a 19 kilogram stony meteorite found in Morocco in 2004. The meteorite is composed of Olivine, a mineral chemically defined as magnesium iron silicate. The gemstone known as Peridot is an example of gem-quality Olivine.

The meteorite was crushed into a very fine dust, which was then hand-affixed to the circular stamp using a special adhesive. The stamp issue, called Mail from a Different World, sold for 3.75 EU. 600,000 copies were printed.

Part of the meteor's tail extends onto the border area of this sheet. According to Austria Post, the unused portion of the meteorite is on display at the Vienna NaturalHistory Museum, which houses one of the world's largest collections of meteorites

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