Thursday, 9 May 2013

3D - Stereoscopic Stamps

Category - Sight
Subcategory - 3D Stereoscopic stamps


The traditional stereoscopic effect is to create a 3-D illusion starting from a pair of 2-D images. The easiest way to enhance depth perception in the brain is to provide the eyes of the viewer two different images, representing two perspectives of the same object, with a minor deviation exactly equal to the perspectives that both eyes naturally receive in binocular vision. The stereographic images can be viewed with two techniques. In the first, there is the stamp very close to the eyes and slowly moves away, so as to allow the eyes to focus gradually behind its surface: the three-dimensional image will appear. In the second case, hold the stamp about a foot from the eyes and let them find the fire: The  image will be displayed.


Traditional stereoscopic effect Consists of creating a 3-D illusion starting from a pair of 2-D images. The easiest way to enhance depth perception in the brain is to provide the eyes of the viewer with two different images, representing two perspectives of the same object, with a minor deviation exactly equal to the perspectives that both eyes naturally receive in binocular vision. The stereographic images can be seen by two techniques. In the first, place the stamp very close to your eyes and slowly move it away. Allow your eyes to focus gradually behind the surface of the stamp: the three-dimensional image will appear. In the second, hold the stamp about twelve inches from your eyes and let your eyes go out of focus: the image will appear.

Belgium 2012 Sinking of the Titanic 1912 – 100th Anniversary 3D Stereoscopic Sheet



Issue date 16 April 2012

RMS (Royal Mail Ship) Titanic was a passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton (April 10, 1912), UK to New York City, US. The sinking of Titanic caused the deaths of 1,514 people in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history. She was the largest ship afloat at the time of her maiden voyage. One of three Olympic class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line, she was built between 1909 -1911 by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. She carried 2,223 people.
The wreck of Titanic remains on the seabed, gradually disintegrating at a depth of 12,415 feet (3,784 m). Since its discovery in 1985, thousands of artefacts have been recovered from the sea bed and put on display at museums around the world. Titanic has become one of the most famous ships in history, her memory kept alive by numerous books, folk songs, films, exhibits, and memorials.

Due to the immense popularity of this historical event, several postal administrations issued stamps in commemoration, even though many of them do not have a close contact to the tragedy.

Belgian Post issued a miniature Sheet in 3D. The sheet is sold together with the 3D glasses, in order buyers could enjoy the viewing of the stamp in 3D Stereoscopic.

The stamp sheet was designed by Francois Schuiten and Kris Maes.

San Marino 2009 European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009 3D Stereoscope Stamp set with optical lens


Issue date 25 Aug 2009
In order to celebrate the European Year of Creativity and Innovation, San Marino has decided to tackle – and hopefully win – an age-old challenge: to create three-dimensional stamps. A challenge, which today, with the distribution of ever more flawless and spectacular 3D films, becomes more arduous, and for this reason, exciting.

Stereoscopes are certainly not a novelty: they were already extremely popular at the end of the 19th century. But a stereoscope in a postal kit is a totally new find.

In the meanwhile, three special 3D stamps are ready, which in reality are actually six, due to the two different images required by the system for each stamp. Printed on three mini souvenir sheets which are designed to fit into the stereoscope, they also carry positioning marks on the right hand side.

Three of San Marino's most classic views are depicted, specially selected and photographed by Paolo Candelari and his assistant, Nicola Franchini, who even used a crane to capture shots of the Statue of Liberty.


Finland 1991 - 100 Years Finnish Chemical Society - Camphor Molecule & Erlenmeyer Flask Stereoscope stamp



Issue date 1 November 1991


Finland issued a pair of stamps to commemorate 100 Years Finnish Chemical Society, both of which show a Erlenmeyer flask and the molecular structure of camphor, and produce a 3-dimensional effect when viewed together.



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