Thursday, 25 April 2013

Stamps with Glitter

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Subcategory - Stamps printed with Glitter


Thailand 2012 - New Year celebration 2013 – the fireworks (Stamps with Glitter)




New Year countdown is a popular practice that people do to celebrate the coming of the New Year. The final second into the New Year is usually accompanied with the deafening sounds of firework. 

For this reason, "fireworks" have become the symbols of New Year celebrations and are used for the Third time issued on 15 November 2012 by the Thai Post as New Year stamps. The spectacular fireworks on the stamps are heightened with the Glitter Ink printing technique which adds sparkles to the stamps.


2011 Thailand THAIPEX'11 - Thailand Philatelic Exhibition 2011 Commemorative Stamps – Likay – Stamps with Glitter

Thailand Philatelic Exhibition event is held every two years by Thailand Post and the Postage Stamp Collectors’ Association of Thailand. To commemorate the occasion, Thailand Post has released a set of postage stamps on 4th Aug 2011 portraying traditional performing art, Likay.This set comprises four stamps. Two of them depict an actor and an actress wearing extravagant costumes from the likay song kruang period. They dance in the sod soi mala and naeb ok postures. The other two depict an actor and an actress in diamond-studded costumes from the phet (diamond) period. They dance in the “at war” and jeeb na jeeb lang postures. Each stamp costs five baht, and the entire set is 30 baht.

Likay, or Yikay (in popular language) is a folk performing group hired to perform at Buddhist temple's annual fairs or at private houses to celebrate a housewarming, ordination or cremation ceremony. Sometimes Likay is staged as a paid performance inside a temporary enclosure where audiences have to pay a fee to enter. Inside this enclosure is a low, raised stage with settees or benches for performers to sit on during the performance. At the back of the stage is a slightly higher platform for a Pipart musical band (Thai orchestra consisting of the gamelan) and panels of painting of different sceneries as a backdrop to the play. The panels also serve to block off audiences from the performers' dressing area.

The outstanding feature of Likay performance is the extravagant costumes of lead actors which generally consist of an attire adorned with fake diamonds and jewelry. The heroes wear a head band with extra large white ostrich plume and long white socks. The trademark music of Likay is the Radniklerng music which is played throughout the performance.

Thailand 2011 - New Year celebration 2012 – the fireworks (Stamps with Glitter)





New Year countdown is a popular practice that people do to celebrate the coming of the New Year. The final second into the New Year is usually accompanied with the deafening sounds of firework.

For this reason, "fireworks" have become the symbols of New Year celebrations and are used for the Third time by the Thai Post as New Year stamps. The spectacular fireworks on the stamps are heightened with the Glitter Ink printing technique which adds sparkles to the stamps. 

To celebrate the Fire works on New Year 2012, Thai Post issued 4 stamps miniature sheet with glitter on 15 November 2011. 

Thailand 2010 Thousand Hand Guan  Yin Goddess of Mercy Glitter ink MS (Series2)

Thailand post issued a postage stamp on 10 Oct 2010 (10-10-10) honoring the Thousand-Armed and Thousand-Eyed Guan Yin Goddess printed with glitter ink.

The Thousand-Armed and Thousand-Eyed Guan Yin or, for short The Thousand-Armed Guan Yin is one of the attitudes of the Bhodisattava Guan Yin. The Guan Yin Goddess looks grand and majestic, creating a sense of awe at her miraculous powers.

The characteristics of the Goddess in this particular attitude have two hidden meaning. Firstly, the Goddess uses her one thousand eyes to look after creatures that are in a limbo of suffering through her mercy; and with her 1,000 arms, she pulls them away from capture in the meaningless life cycle. The second meaning refers to the miracles of the Bodhisatava in being able to subdue evil and hit them from intruding into human lives.

Thailand 2010 - New Year celebration 2011 – the fireworks (Stamps with Glitter)

Fire crackers and fireworks are symbols of celebration at important events; for example, New Year's Day or Loy Krathong Day, have luminious explosives, which when fired into the dark sky, through the colourful and luminating combustion of flammable substances gives a sensational display of lights in the night. They are able to add colour as well as joy and fun to the celebratory ambience.

It is believed that the Chinese created fireworks before they were taken to other countries. They were then modified to be used as gunpowder. Displays of fireworks have been developed to create more exciting effects for entertainment purposes and for contests.

To celebrate the Fireworks on New Year, Thai Post issued 4 stamps miniature sheet with glitter on 15 November 2010.

Finland 2010 – Valentines Day Fairies – Glitter ink on stamps



Glitter ink contains shiny mylar (polyethylene terephthalate) that result in a printed image with a shiny reflective look. This ink is used to create special effects. The holographic glitter produces a more vibrant sparkling effect than normal metallic inks.With Valentine's Day in mind, miniature sheet from Finland features delicate fairies. The Heart Fairy, Violin Fairy and Star Fairy are ready to carry Valentine's messages to your loved ones. The creator of the fairies is the young artist Minni Havas.

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