Sunday, 29 September 2013

Stamps with Rock Dust - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps with matter affixed - Rock dust


Morocco 2011 sand affixed Miniature sheet




Issue date 06 November 2010

This block of two Morocco postage stamps contains sand collected from real sand dunes of the Moroccan Sahara. The stamps were issued in November 2010, to celebrate 35th Anniversary of the Green March - an important day in the history of the country.

This souvenir sheet has sand from the Sahara desert affixed to each stamp and the bottom of the sheet.

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Stamps with Rock Dust

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Cloth Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Cloth Stamps

Brasil 2010 Corinthians 100 years Embroidery Stamp

Issue date 01 September 2010

In 2010, Brazil issued a fabric stamp with embroidery commemorating 100 years of the Corinthian soccer club. This stamp, printed on synthetic fabric, was issued on 1st September 2010, to celebrate the Centenary of Sport Club Corinthians Paulista. The Brazil Post used plain fabric, embroidered with application of fluorescent luminescent invisible ink, luminescent under UV light.

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Cloth Stamps

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Thursday, 19 September 2013

Embossed Gold Stamps - Update2

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Embossed Gold Stamps

Switzerland 2013 “Goldvreneli” miniature sheet made from real gold with multi-level embossing and round perforation.







Issue date 28 Aug 2013

An absolutely exclusive miniature sheet – and a first for Swiss Post. The miniature sheet was printed by Cartor Security Printers. Its characteristics are:  – Real gold was used to produce the gold Vreneli coin.  – The stamp is shaped like a coin and perforated.  – The embossing gives the stamp the appearance of a real coin.

The Vreneli Gold coin features a young mature woman’s representing Helvetia with her hair demurely braided and around her shoulders wore a garland of edelweiss with mountains in the background. 


Goldvreneli is Switzerland’s most popular gold coinin denominations of 10, 20 and 100 francs. The 10 franc Goldvreneli currently (September 2013) costs around CHF 181 and the 20 franc Goldvreneli around CHF 266. The face value of the Goldvreneli does not represent the coin’s real value. The value of the Goldvreneli is determined by the current price of gold, which fluctuates. 


Austria 2007 Architect Artist – Josef Hoffman - Embossed Miniature Sheet with 24 Carat Gold & Relief Printing


Issue date 14 September 2007

Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956) was an Austrian architect and designer of consumer goods. The miniature sheet features a 1916 Halskette (German for necklace) designed by Josef Hoffmann which contained elements of Gold and Ivory. This necklace was once owned by Otto Primavesi (a banker and glass manufacturer from Olmutz, Germany) and is located today in the inventory of the Museum for Applied Arts, MAK Vienna . 

The miniature sheet was printed by Cartor Security Printers which features an odd shaped stamp with 24 Carat Gold embossing & Relief Printing.

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Embossed Gold Stamps


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Wednesday, 11 September 2013

3D - Motion stamps - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - 3D - Motion Stamps

South Africa 2013 Flight of the African Fish Eagle Motion Stamp miniature sheet

Issue date 14 June 2013

The unmistakable call of the African Fish Eagle – often referred to as the call of Africa – has the power to send shivers down one’s spine. Equally powerful is the sight of a fish eagle gracefully swooping down to catch its prey just under the water’s surface. This captivating eagle has been captured as a moving image on a stamp sheet with two different stamp designs.

The flight of the African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) stamp sheet issued on 14 June 2013 as part of the South African Post Office’s bird series, will for the first time in South Africa show a moving image on stamps featuring the lenticular technique.

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3D - Motion Stamps


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Friday, 6 September 2013

Stamps with Braille - Update

Category Touch
Subcategory Stamps with braille embossed/raised printing

Srilanka 2012 The Ceylon School for the Deaf and Blind - Ratmalana Braille Stamp


Issue date 17 June 2012

HxW 30mmx80mm

The phrase "I Love You" printed on the stamps in the Braille system.

The Philatelic Bureau of the Department of Posts issued a new commemorative stamp in the denomination of Rs. 5.00 on June 17th, 2012 to commemorate the Centenary of  the Ceylon School for the Deaf and Blind.

The school was founded by Miss Mary Chapman, of the Church of England Zennana Missionary Society. She visited Sri Lanka (Ceylon) in 1910 and realized that there were no educational opportunities for the deaf in this country. With the assistance of other prominent members of the community she set up an Appeal Fund Committee, with the Bishop of Colombo as the Chairman to raise funds to establish a school for both the deaf and blind, and raised Rs. 49,600 to set up the school. Miss Mary Chapman began her work in 1912 with four students in a rented bungalow in Dehiwela. 

The Hon. Mr. A. R. de Soysa, Member of the Legislative Council donated the land at Ratmalana, and the school was built on this land, and completed in 1914, The adjacent property, approximately 4 acres in extent, was also donated to the Church of England by Mr. Abdul Gafoor in order to expand the work of the school. 
It was after the 2nd World War in 1946 that the school was separated and two schools established, the School for the Deaf and the School for the Blind, under two principals. 

Today, the Board of Trustees run three residential schools, two at Ratmalana, and the third, the Nuffield School for the Deaf and Blind at Kaithady, Jaffna, (established in 1956). All three schools care for just a little over six hundred sight and hearing impaired children, providing them education, vocational training, food, lodging, health care, and recreational facilities.

Spain 2009 Louis Braille - Braille Embossed Stamp




Issue date 15 July 2009

Bust of Louis Braille and “Louis Braille” in print underneath just “Braille”.

Braille related Stamps (Non embossed)

Algeria 2009 Louis Braille Stamp



Issue date 04 January 2009

Algeria Post celebrating the bicentenary of birth of Louis Braille. The first stamp issued in Algeria this year, brings Braille’s image and the first eight letters of the alphabet and their equivalent Braille alphabet letters.

Estonia 2009 Louis Braille My Stamp



Issue date 04 January 2009

The stamp is part of a project by MTU Jumalalaegas (a non profit organization) which is a member of the Estonia Blind Union. MTU Jumalalaegas with moral support from Estonia Blind Union and Library requested the Estonia Post to issue a stamp honoring Louis Braille, but this was not possible. Then it was decided to produce a personalized stamp using the Estonian "My Stamp" by which you can make your own stamps. This issue is an official .0,35 euro stamp. The design uses the official logo, showing an open book with "Braille 200" in both print and print braille.

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Stamps with Braille

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Embossed Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Embossed Gold Stamps

Thailand 2013 - 100 Years of Thai Engineering Commemorative Embossed Stamps 



Issue date 01 June 2013

This issue features 3 stamps, one for each of the primary branches of engineering: electrical, civil, and mechanical. The issue commemorates 100 years of formal engineering training in Thai schools and colleges. The engineering programme was founded by His Majesty King Chulalongkorn (Rama V).


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Embossed Gold Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Embossed Gold Stamps

Thailand 2013 General Post Office Commemorative miniature sheet with Gold Embossed Stamp


Miniature sheet issued by Thailand Post to commemorate the inauguration of the new GPO building after repairs issued on 04 August 2013 featuring the national emblem Garuda with gold embossing.

The miniature sheet feature the Stucco impression of 6 classic Thai stamps - details of which follows, 

Thailand 1883 First Postage 1 Solot Stamp issue featuring H.M.King Chulalongkorn (King Rama V) portrait  issued on 04 August 1883.  (not in my collection)



Thailand 1899 - 1 Att Stamp featuring H.M.King Chulalongkorn (King Rama V) portrait. Issue date 9 October 1899.  


Thailand 1908 - 1 Tical Stamp featuring H.M.King Chulalongkorn (King Rama V) on Horse Commemorative Stamp issued on 11 Nov 1908. 


Thailand 1925 - 2 Satang (Brown and yellow) First Air Mail Series (of 8) Stamp depicting the Garuda bird issued  on April 21 1925. 





Thailand 1939 Red Cross Commemorative Stamp 15 satangs with donation of 5 satangs featuring H.M.  King Vajiravudh (King Rama VI) issued on 06 April 1939.  



Thailand 1939 Independence day commemorative stamp - 5 satangs (Dark violet) issued on 24 June 1939 featuring Anadhasamakom Hall, to commemorate the 7th Anniversary of Siamese Constitution.  

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Embossed Gold Stamps


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Stamps with Scratch Off Printing - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps with Scratch off coatings

Thailand 2013 National Communication Day Lucky Draw Postage Stamp with scratch off lucky code





Issue date 04 August 2013

The first ever lucky draw postage stamp during 130 years of postal services in Thailand was issued on 4 August 2013 for National Communication Day Commemorative Stamp. Giving big prizes of one nearly 5 Troy Once (152 gr.) gold bar including with 30 IPhone5s, there are a total of 10,000  prizes valued over 2 million THB to be won from this program. 

The campaign is called “Stamp giving Gold, Celebrating 130years of the First Thai Stamp”. It is the first time for issuing stamp like this since Thailand’s postal services was established on 4 August 1883 or 130 years ago. The campaign is one of several activities held all year round 2013 under a scheme named “130 years of the First Thai Stamp, giving back to Thai society”.

This stamp not only depicts the communication in digital age at present in form of smartphone and emoticons popular used, but also the first Thai “QR code” stamp for being scanned by buyers who register to win 10,000 prizes with total value THB 2,001,731. The biggest prize is one nearly 5 Troy Once (152 gr.) gold bar, followed by 30 iPhone5 and other 9,969 prizes.

Every participant just simply either scan QR code with smartphone or access URL entering website directly. On registration page, filling in the form with a name, an address, a telephone number, an email address and a lucky code coated with the dark strip on each stamp. Every post office will help any customer register from Date of Issue (4 Aug) until 31 Oct 2013. The Day for draw lots is 2 December 2013.

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DVD Rom Stamps

Category - Multimedia
Subcategory - DVD Rom Stamps

North Korea 2009 - 29th Beijing 2008 Olympic Games DVD Rom Stamps 


Issue date 10 January 2009

This stamp from North Korea, issued to commemorate the 2008 Beijing Olympics Games, contain two DVD North Korea stamps set of 2 values 300 and 500. The first Digital Versatile Disc Stamp of the world is mentioned on the package label. (North Korea catalogue #4505-A,B(a)). These 2 stamps can be played in a DVD-ROM player. You can see the program of Korean dance and Korean song. The stamps set are in a Octagonal format (Eight Sides). 


A second issue with round CD was later reissued with ‘The first Compact Disc stamp of the World’ mentioned on the packaged label. North Korea catalogue #4505-A,B(c)

  
These 2 DVD Stamp set (North Korea catalogue #4505-A,B(b)) with eight sides was later reissued with ‘The first Compact Disc stamp of the World’ mentioned on the packaged label.


Stamps on a Special Cover

The First Version of the DVD Rom Stamp is from my collection.

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Sunday, 1 September 2013

Unusual Postal Souvenirs

Category - Sight
Subcategory - Unusual Postal Souvenirs

This category has been included to add flavors to collecting souvenirs issued by the various Postal Authorities which have been associated with a stamp issue. I usually do not collect the souvenirs but these have been so unusually beautiful that having them added to the unusual flavors..

Update - Thanks to a fellow philatelist Mr.Ali Mehmood who also had a set of these are ceramic souvenirs and has revealed that these sets had a magnet at the back. These were actually low grade magnets with a rubbery feel (actually have still not removed these sets from original packing - so was unaware that these were magnets ..until so enlighteningly pointed out by Mr.Ali Mehmood)..Tested it and lo and behold it got stuck on my fridge...Finally got to the end of this mystery sets and he so pointed out there were quite a few being sold.

This then falls into the category of souvenirs of stamps similar to the ceramic stamps issued by China at an earlier exhibition.

These ceramic souvenirs of stamps were purchased at the Thailand 2013 World Stamp Exhibition - Bangkok issued on 04 August 2013 to commemorate the exhibition. The ceramic souvenir sets were sold in sets of 4.  

Thailand 2013 General Post Office  Commemorative Stamps - Ceramic Souvenirs of Stamps




These ceramic souvenirs were purchased at the Thailand 2013 World Stamp Exhibition - Bangkok issued on 04 August 2013.

Six of the eight ceramic souvenirs above featured on the Miniature sheet issued by Thailand Post to commemorate the inauguration of the new GPO building after repairs issued on 04 August 2013

The miniature sheet feature the Stucco impression of 6 classic Thai stamps - details of which follows:





Thailand 1883 First Postage 1 Solot Stamp issue featuring H.M.King Chulalongkorn (King Rama V) portrait  issued on 04 August 1883.  



Thailand 1899 - 1 Att Stamp featuring H.M.King Chulalongkorn (King Rama V) portrait. Issue date 9 October 1899.  



Thailand 1905 - 2 atts Definitive Stamps featuring the Temple of Dawn on the foreground with two children handing the Portrait of King Rama V. Issued date 01 December 1905. 



Thailand 1908 - 1 Tical Stamp featuring H.M.King Chulalongkorn (King Rama V) on Horse Commemorative Stamp issued on 11 Nov 1908. 


Thailand 1925 - 2 Satang (Brown and yellow) First Air Mail Series (of 8) Stamp depicting the Garuda bird issued  on April 21 1925.



Thailand 1932 - 1 Baht Stamp to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Chakri Dynasty and the Founding of Bangkok in 1782.  



Thailand 1939 Red Cross Commemorative Stamp 15 satangs with donation of 5 satangs featuring H.M.  King Vajiravudh (King Rama VI) issued on 06 April 1939. 



Thailand 1939 Independence day commemorative stamp - 5 satangs (Dark violet) issued on 24 June 1939 featuring Anadhasamakom Hall, to commemorate the 7th Anniversary of Siamese Constitution.  

Thailand 2013 - 2003 issued - Kick Boxing MS - Ceramic Souvenirs of Stamps




These ceramic souvenirs were purchased at the Thailand 2013 World Stamp Exhibition - Bangkok issued on 04 August 2013


These ceramic souvenirs featured stamps of a miniature sheet containing set of 4 stamps issued to promote Kick Boxing: Boxers punching,  Boxer in black trunks with knee raised, Boxer in red trunks kicking and Boxer in red trunks kicking differently issued on 2nd April 2003.

Thailand 2013 - 2002 issued Tourism Temples stamps - Ceramic Souvenirs of stamps




These ceramic souvenirs were purchased at the Thailand 2013 World Stamp Exhibition - Bangkok issued on 04 August 2013

These ceramic souvenirs featured stamps of a miniature sheet issued on 17 June 2007 to promote tourism with views of Thai Temples - 
Wat Phra Si Rattanasatsadaram (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) , Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimon Mangkhalaram (Wat Pho), 
Wat Arun Ratchawararam (The Temple of the Dawn) and 
Wat Benchamabophit Dusit Wanaram (The Marble Temple). 


Thailand 2013 - 2001 issued Demon Statues and Temple Commemorative stamps Ceramic Souvenirs of Stamps




These ceramic souvenirs were purchased at the Thailand 2013 World Stamp Exhibition - Bangkok issued on 04 August 2013

These ceramic souvenirs featured stamps of a miniature sheet, issued on 13 June 2001, containing set of 4 stamps featuring demon statues; 
Maiyarap and Wirunchambang at the Emerald Buddha Temple; and Thotsakan and Sahatsadecha at the Temple of Dawn. 

The statues of demons at the Emerald Buddha Temple and the Temple of Dawn. Standing on guard at the portals around the cloisters of the temples, the demons are adorned with beautifully colored tiles. Their names and characteristics are based on the legendary demons in the epic Ramayana.

Maiyarap - the pale violet demon ruling the Bowels of the Earth.
Wirunchambang -the gray demon ruling Muang Jaruk
The two demons are standing at the portals of the Emerald Buddha Temple, facing Sahataisamakorm Pavillion.

Thotsakan - the green demon ruling Krung Lanka
Sahatsadecha - the white demon ruling Muang Pangtala

The two demons are standing on guard at the main entrance of the Temple of Dawn.





Thailand 1997 International Letter Writing Week stamps featuring  tricycles - Ceramic Souvenirs of Stamps



These ceramic souvenirs were purchased at the Thailand 2013 World Stamp Exhibition - Bangkok issued on 04 August 2013

These ceramic souvenirs featured stamps of a miniature sheet (from my collection), issued on 05 October 1997, containing set of 4 stamps issued to promote International Letter Writing Week featuring tricycles - 
Rickshaw and Bicycle hybrid, 
Bicycle with Side-car, 
Motor Tricycle and 
Tuk-Tuk (open-sided three-wheel motor). 



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Odd Shaped Stamps

Do not usually collect these type of stamps but since they are part of my collection, I cannot ignore this category of odd shaped stamps. There is a huge number of odd shaped forms of stamps issued by many countries and I avoid collecting this category because of large numbers, huge cost and time involved. However presenting a few from my collection. Will not be going into details of the stamps except for issue date if they have been covered elsewhere on this blog. (Apologies to fans of Odd Shaped stamps)

Featured below are 
Heart shaped
Triangle shaped
Trapezoidal shaped
Diamond shaped
Pentagonal shaped
Hexagonal shaped
Heptagonal shaped
Octagonal shaped
Drop shaped
Circle shaped 
Tangram shaped 
Puzzle shaped
Shield shaped
Oddly shaped

Other known shapes
Oval shaped
Map shaped

I have also included Odd shaped miniature sheet forms in this category
Heart Shaped Stamps

Thailand 2013 Valentines day Heart Shaped stamps 

Issue date 7 February 2013


Thailand Post issues “Symbol of Love” themed stamps every year to commemorate St Valentine’s Day – very popular in Thailand. This year, the stamps are also perforated in a heart shape, which can be used instead of the regular perforation, for an additional touch of romance. The stamps features the Thai Flag and Rose.


Taiwan 2012  - Valentine’s Day Rose Scented Heart Shaped Miniature Sheet Stamp

Issue date : 10 Feb 2012

Hongkong 2011 Volunteerism Day Stamp on MS



Issue date 29 Mar 2011

Timed to coincide with the tenth anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers, this special stamp issue in 2011 pays tribute to volunteers of all ages. The first-ever heart-shaped stamp in the stamp sheetlet is the perfect recognition of the spirit of selfless love shown by volunteers.

Thailand 2010 - 60th Royal Wedding Anniversary Swarovski Heart Shaped Stamp on MS 



Issue date 28 April 2010 


Triangle Shaped Stamps


Argentina 2011 – Copa America  (with moving triangular Stamp) Souvenir sheet





Issue date 25 June 2011. 

Israel 1957 Tabil Stamp Exhibition Zodiac Signs Triangular Stamps



Issue date 17 September 1957

Miniature sheet of the Zodiac circle formed of 4 inverted triangle stamps (100, 200, 300, 400 Prutot) with rouletted separation in the shape of an X. The stamps faced north, south, east, and west. 

Diamond shaped stamps

India 2011 Mahatma Gandhi Khadi diamond shaped Stamp 

Date of issue 20 February 2011

India 2009 Spices of India Miniature sheet



Issue date 29 April 2009

India 2008 Beijing Olympics Miniature sheet

Issue date 08 August 2008 (08-08-08)

India 2008 Madhubala - Indian actress MS

Issue date 18 March 2008


Trapezoidal Shaped Stamps

Iceland 2010 Shanghai World Expo Trapezoidal shaped stamp on MS





Issue date 06 May 2010

The sides of the Trapezoid stamp is uneven giving a feeling of depth in the stamp.

Pentagonal shaped Stamp


Indonesia 2005 President and Vice President Pentagon shaped stamp MS


Issue date 17 August 2005

Indonesia post issued 2 pentagon odd shaped stamps featuring the President Rt. Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and vice President Rt. H.M. Jusuf Kalla of Indonesia.

Hexagonal shaped Stamp

Malaysia 2012 – The Second Series of Malaysian Currency – Coins (Hexagonal Silver/Gold foil embossed stamps)

Issue date 16 July 2012


Malaysian Post has issued 8 hexagonal Stamps (only four shown above from my collection while the other four are the backs of the stamps and not shown). Two stamps featuring the 5 Sen and 10 Sen coins are silver embossed stamps while the other 2 stamps featuring the 20 Sen and 50 Sen coin are gold embossed stamps.


Taiwan 2012 Bees of Taiwan Souvenir Sheet MS

Issue date 12 July 2012

Bees play an important role in pollinating flowering plants. Their disappearance could lead to food shortages. In order to raise understanding about bees and pay more attention to the conservation of ecology, Chunghwa Post will issue a souvenir sheet which comprises six stamps, each featuring a bee species of Taiwan. The designs follow: 

1. Phimenes flavopictus (NT$5): This predatory wasp has yellow markings on its black body, giving it coloring that resembles that of a yellow and black striped tiger. Females build their mud nests in places such as tree trunks and cliff-face crevices. It is also called the “tiger-striped potter wasp” in Chinese.

2. Apis mellifera (NT$10): Commonly known as the western honey bee, most of them have a yellowish brown chest. The species’ worker bees have specialized pollen baskets, which can be found on the tibia of their hind legs.

3. Xanthopimpla pedator (NT$5): The range of this parasitic wasp was once used to control she-oak pests.

4. Xylocopa tranquebarorum (NT$10): This pollinator has almost dark black body. Its wings have a purple, copper sheen to them. Females build their nests by boring holes into dead bamboo.

5. Vespa ducalis (NT$5): This stinging wasp has two golden yellow rings on its abdomen which are its most salient feature. Its last four abdominal segments are black.


6. Apis cerana (NT$10): Commonly known as the eastern honey bee, this pollinator lives in the wild mostly. Its appearance greatly resembles the western honey bee. It has alternating yellow and black stripes on its abdomen.


India 2008 Aldabra Tortoise hexagonal stamp sheetlet

Issue date 02 August 2009

Heptagonal shaped Stamp


Thailand 2011 - The Celebrations on the auspicious Occasion of His Majesty the King's 7th Cycle Birthday Anniversary 5th December 2011 Commemorative Stamps (1st Series) – Gold embossed Heptagonal Stamp




Issue date 05 December 2011

Thailand 2011 - The Celebrations on the auspicious Occasion of His Majesty the King's 7th Cycle Birthday Anniversary 5th December 2011 Commemorative Stamps (2nd Series) – four colors on foil sheets with embossed patterns on Heptagonal copper/bronze Stamps





50 years of reign (1996)


WHO award


Human Development Lifetime Achievement Award
given by former UN secretary Kofi Annan


International Rice Research Award
given by the International Rice Research Institute


"Glory to the Greatest Inventor
in the year of Creativity and Innovation 2009"


WIPO Global Leader Award
by the World Intellectual Prosperity Organisation


2000 Brussels Eureka
49th World Exhibition of Innovation, Research and
New Technology

Issue date 05 December 2011

Octagonal shaped Stamps

Bangladesh 2012 Birds Nest Miniature sheet with Octagonal stamps

Issue date 14 June 2012

Bangladesh Post has issued 6 octagonal shaped stamps on a miniature sheet featuring the Birds Nest of 6 common birds of Bangladesh namely – The Baya Weaver or Weaver Finch (Ploceus Philippinus), The Red-vented Bulbul (Pyncnonotus cafer), The Common Tailorbird  (Orthotomas sutorius), The Black-rumped Flameback  or the Lesser Golden-backed Woodpecker (Dinopium benghalense), The Black-naped Monarch or Black-naped Blue Flycatcher (Hypothymus azurea) and The Rose-ringed Parakeet or the Ring-necked Parakeet (Psittacula Krameri).

Drop shaped Stamps

South Africa 2013 International Year of Water Cooperation with drop shaped stamps





Issue date 20 March 2013

Finland 2009 Drops of Happiness Drop shaped stamps




Issue date 22 January 2009

Circle Shaped Stamps


Switzerland 2013 “Goldvreneli” miniature sheet made from real gold with multi-level embossing and round perforation.



Issue date 28 Aug 2013

Austria 2010 Embroidered Miniature sheet – Rose 


Date of Issue 17 September 2010


Austria 2008 – Football – Round stamp made of synthetic mix of Polyurethane

Issue date 12 March 2008

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

Austria Post issued a stamp on 24 March 2006

Canada 2004 - 100th anniversary of the Canadian Open golf tournament circle stamps

Issue date 12 August 2004

USA 2000 Space Achievement and Exploration Hologram Round stamp 



Issue date 09 July 2000




Austria 2011 25 Years of Austrian Lotto – round stamp with bar code

Issue date 7 September 2011

A special stamp edition of the Austrian post, displaying a lottery ball, on a round stamp. The 'allonge' (tear away stub) above the block contains a voucher for a free “6 out of 45″ line and hence the chance to win EUR 1 million.


Tangram shaped stamps

South Africa 2010 30 years of the Pan African Postal Union: Bridging the digital divide MS with Tangram Design





Issue date 7 January 2010

The above Tangram design features square shaped, a parallelogram shaped and triangle shaped stamps.

Puzzle Shaped Stamps

GB 2009 Charles Darwin stamp set with jigsaw puzzle form cutout



Issue date 12 Feb 2009

Shield Shaped Stamps

Hongkong 2012 - 150 years anniversary of the Queen's College Shield shaped stamp Miniature sheet

Issue date - 27 March 2012

Queen’s College, founded in 1862, was the first government secondary school set up in Hong Kong.

Initially named The Central School and first located on Gough Street, Central, it provided Western education to both Chinese and foreign students. The school was renamed Victoria College in 1884 and was relocated to the junction of Aberdeen Street and Hollywood Road, Central in 1889.

In 1894, it adopted the name Queen’s College, which has been in use ever since. In 1950, Queen’s College moved to its present site on Causeway Road, Causeway Bay. 

Queen’s College has notable alumni who excel which include Dr. Sun Yat-sen, who studied in the school between 1884 and 1886.

The year 2012 marks the 150th anniversary of Queen’s College. Hongkong Post issues a stamp sheetlet to commemorate the occasion. Set in a nostalgic sepia tone, the stamp sheetlet depicts the old school building on Hollywood Road in the foreground against the present Causeway Road campus in the background. The cannon on the bottom left is a relic moved to the present campus from the old school which was destroyed during the war, bearing testimony to the change of times. On the right is a shield-shaped stamp, the first of its kind launched by Hongkong Post, which is thoughtfully modelled on the shape of the school badge of Queen’s College. Printed on the bottom right is the school motto in Chinese, “勤有功”, and Latin, “LABOR OMNIA VINCIT”, setting out the philosophy of education and the path to scholarship advocated by Queen’s College. 

Odd Shaped Stamps


France 2009 - 50th Anniversary of Asterix with Stone Dust affixed on Menhir

Issue date 03 December 2009


The stamps - Dogmatix with the bone and Obelix with the Menhir Stone are oddly shaped stamps.


Austria 2007 Architect Artist – Josef Hoffman - Embossed Miniature Sheet with 24 Carat Gold & Relief Printing


Issue date 14 September 2007
The stamp is odd shaped as per the silhouette of the necklace.

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