Wednesday, 2 October 2013

3D - Holographic Stamps - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - 3D Hologram

Hungary 2013 Saints and Blessed Holographic Gold Foil Miniature Sheet (Limited edition) with monochrome version

Issue date 14 August 2013

Magyar Posta is presenting the theme of Hungarian Saints and Blesseds, through a series of stamps to be issued over several years. The stamps of the first miniature sheet feature the panel of the main altar of the Cathedral of Saint Martin in Spišskà Kapitula, Slovakia, which used to be part of historic Hungary.

The panel depicts the country’s holy kings, St. Ladislaus, St. Emeric and St. Stephen. The unusual feature of the issue is that, apart from the standard version of the miniature sheet, special and monochrome editions are also being released. The miniature sheet was designed by György Karaand produced by Pénzjegynyomda.  

Canonisation and beatification is the ceremonial proclamation that a deceased person has been received among the Saints or Blesseds by God. It was Pope Alexander III who first made the distinction between universally recognised Saints and locally venerated Blesseds. This was when the terms ‘sanctus’ meaning Saint and ‘beatus’ meaning Blessed came into use. 

The precise procedure for beatification and canonisation was established by Pope Urban VIII, which, with minor modifications, is in use today. To date Hungary has given the Catholic communities of the world more than 50 Saints and Blesseds.  

The first piece in the philatelic series presents the Holy Kings of Hungary. The dynamism of the saints’ attributes leaning towards each other counters the static nature of the three carefully composed figures of equal height. On the heraldic right stands the middle-aged Saint Ladislas wearing a fleur-de-lys crown. In the middle is the serene-looking, youthful Prince Emeric. Next to him on the left is the elderly Saint King Stephen, who commands respect. His armour evokes the period of Sigismund of Luxemburg. He holds a golden sceptre with a long rod in his right hand and a huge orb in his left hand.

Malaysia 2009 ‘1’ Malaysia Miniature Sheet with holographic foil printing

Issue date 31 Aug 2009

The 1 Malaysia miniature sheet was issued on the 31st of August 2009 to commemorate Malaysia's 52nd Independence Day & the 1 Malaysia concept of unity in diversity. 

Finland 1992 50 years of Technology Patents and Research Co-Operation Hologram Stamp set

Issue date 08 May 1992

Finland post issued 3 stamps set with holograms commemorating 50 years of Government Technology Research Centre, First Finnish Patent granted (Drawing of a Blowing Machine) and European Technology Cooperation.

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