Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Stamps with Interactive (QR/Bar/Augmented Reality/C) codes

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Subcategory - Stamps with Interactive (QR/Bar/Augmented Reality/C) codes

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.

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.

Liberia 2011 – Cocoa scented Miniature sheets with QR code

Issue date 21 Jun 2011

The African nation of Liberia will issue two sheets of chocolate themed postage stamps commemorating one of their leading exports, cocoa. Postage stamps on the first sheet are designed to appear as blocks of chocolate in an unwrapped candy bar, while the second sheet portrays a box of truffles–each stamp depicting a different gourmet confection. Both sheets are cocoa scented. 

These attractive designs strive to educate philatelists in the process of making this beloved dessert, from harvesting the beans to packaging chocolate products. The incorporation of a quick response (QR) barcode supplies additional information on this process and gives the stamps a modern touch.

The QR code can be scanned by most smartphones and read with a built-in decoding program which will reveal a document entitled, “From Bean to Bar: The Making of Chocolate.”

Each sheet features 9 stamps.

Jersey 2013 Superman Multi-Sensory Stamp set with Augmented reality code

Issue date - 07 June 2013

The Jersey Post has issued a set of Superman Stamps Set ahead of the release of the latest Superman film, Man of Steel, which stars Henry Cavill who comes from Jersey.  The Jersey Post is the postal service for the island of Jersey, which is a British Crown Dependency just off the coast of Normandy, France. In order to promote the new Man Of Steel stamps, an ‘augmented reality’ app has been released through Smartsy featuring an exclusive introduction to the stamps from Henry Cavill. The set of six stamps were developed by Cartor Security Printing in France and include a number of innovative techniques, which pay tribute to the Man of Steel’s super powers.

The Stamp set consists of 6 stamps featuring Superman's various super powers and a lenticular miniature sheet.

The 45p stamp features a close up of Cavill, triggering an augmented reality app through Smartsy. Download the free Smartsy App and use your smartphone or device to hover over the stamp to view exclusive bonus material.

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