Thursday, 9 May 2013

3D - Anaglyph Stamps

Category - Sight
Subcategory - 3D Anaglyph Stamps

An anaglyph is a stereo image that requires glasses with red lens and green (blue) for three-dimensional visualization. The two stereo images are printed one above the other, in offset. To the naked eye, the image appears on top, doubled and blurry. Traditionally, the image for the left eye is printed in red ink and the image of the right eye is printed in green ink or blue.

Hungary 2013 - Treasures of Museums Anaglyph Stamp Set

Issue date 03 May 2013

Hungary Post have issued miniature sheets featuring the Lamp Museum at Zsámbék and the Calcite Crystal Museum at Fertőrákos  as an exclusive stamp set. The set in an A5 film-wrapped pack consists of one copy of each of the two different special miniature sheets with information in Hungarian and English, and a gift pair of 3D glasses.

These unusual miniature sheets require special glasses with red and cyan filters. The anaglyph image contains information for both eyes but different colour filters on each eye block some from reaching the left eye and some from the right eye, which creates a stereoscopic or three dimensional effect.

The Lamp Museum, which houses over a thousand lighting devices, opened in Zsámbék in 1979. Its collection includes simple oil lamps, candle holders, industrial and domestic lamps, oil and paraffin lamps, lamps made from antique Chinese vases, and paraffin lamps with bases made of Zsolnay majolica and Meissen porcelain. The Museum was entered in the Guinness Book of Records in 1995, and became a member of the Rushlight Club (International Association of Collectors and Students of Historic Lighting) in 1980 and a member of the National Museum of Australia in 1983. 

The Calcite Crystal Museum is in Fertőrákos, a village located near LakeFertő, which is on the World Heritage list. The protected private collection presents the mountains of Hungary and their sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic forms of rock through two thousand calcite crystals of different colours and shapes, and four hundred fossils. This collection, the only one of its kind in the world, is part of Hungarian National Cultural Heritage.

Australia  2011 " MYTHICAL CREATURES." Special 3D Stamp Pack which includes 3D Glasses.

Issue date 04 Oct 2011

Pack incorporates two Mini Sheets with 3D Glass (made of paper). The world of ancient myth and legend is brought to life for the child in all of us with these six mythical creatures.

Fairy - Excitable and contrary, fairies can be both malicious and good-hearted. Common in mythology, they can take on a number of guises. 

Troll - This creature is often referred to as the ugliest of legendary beings. Grumpy, strong and not very clever, trolls originated in Scandinavia. 

Mermaid - In Greek mythology the beautiful woman with the tail of a fish lures sailors to their deaths with her eerie song. 

Griffin - This majestic being has the body of a lion and the wings and head of an eagle. It is very ancient, first appearing in art of the Bronze Age. The Griffin was often regarded as king of all creatures and responsible for guarding priceless treasure. 

Unicorn - This horse-like creature with a spiralling horn projecting from its forehead was first mentioned by the ancient Greeks. In the Middle Ages it was believed that only a young girl could catch this wild and shy animal.

Dragon - This creature appears in the mythology of most cultures. In European legend it is usually a malevolent, fire-breathing monster with bat-like wings. It lives in a dark lair, like a cave.

South Africa 2009  3D Dinosaurs Anaglyph Stamp Set

Issue date 02 November 2009

On November 2, 2009, South Africa came out with a set of ten dinosaur stamps with a 3D effect using anaglyphs. The South African Post website says that "an anaglyph is a stereo image that requires special glasses with red and green (or blue) lenses for 3D viewing. To achieve the effect, two views of a picture are printed in two colours, usually red for the left eye and blue or green for the right eye."

They called the stamps as 3D Dinosaur Stamps: Where Pre-history Meets Modern Technology. 

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