Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Cloth Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Cloth Stamps 

Wishing all friends and fellow Philatelist a very Happy New Year!!

Portugal 2013 Aga Khan award for Architecture Silk Souvenir Sheet.





Issue date 19 September 2013

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture was established by His Highness the Aga Khan in 1977 to identify and encourage building concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of communities in which Muslims have significant presence.

The design shows the sight of old Lisbon with Sao Jorge Castle, where the ceremony of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture took place.

The souvenir sheet is made of silk paper with intaglio printing.

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Cloth Stamps


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Tuesday, 24 December 2013

3D - Motion Stamps - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - 3D - Motion Stamps 

Merry Christmas to my friends and fellow Philatelist colleagues.. Wishing you all a very happy 'collecting' year to come..

New Caledonia 2008 Lenticular Kagus (Cagou) 3D Flip stamps







Issue date 06 August 2009

The multi Kagu or Cagou (French) bird stamp was released in August 2009 by New Caledonia Postal Service and available as a 4 stamp sheetlet or a solo stamp to celebrate 150 years of Postal Service in New Caledonia.

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3D - Motion Stamps


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Saturday, 21 December 2013

Stamps with Sea Salt

Category - Taste
Subcategory - Stamps with materials affixed - Sea Salt

Slovenia 2013 Marine Fauna Stamps printed with Sea Salt



Issue date 18 September 2013

 PoŇ°ta Slovenije will be the first national postal service to issue stamps on which part of the design is covered with real salt from the Piranske Soline saltworks. The Fauna series shows four characteristic marine fishes of the Slovenian sea; Damselfish (Chromis chromis), Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), Common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) and Golden grey mullet (Liza aurata) stamp in miniature sheet.

The stamps has been printed using a very special thermography technique. Illustrations and design by Matjaz Ucakar, printed by Cartor Security Printing S. A., France.

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Saturday, 14 December 2013

Stamps with Interactive Games - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - Stamps with Interactive Games

Austria 2012 Madagascar 3 - Europe's Most Wanted Jigsaw Puzzle Miniature sheet


Issue date 05 October 2012

To mark the international premiere of Dreamworks' animated movie 'Madagascar 3', the Austrian Post issued a self-adhesive Miniature Sheet with 4 jigsaw-puzzle shaped stamps. There are two EUR 0.62 stamps (inland letter rate), one EUR 0.70 stamp (European letter rate) and one EUR 0.90 stamp (World letter rate). Parts of the centrally placed Alex the Lion character is spread across all 4 stamps.This was a part of the movie poster released by Dreamworks.

Other characters of the movie featured on the miniature sheets are Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippopotamus and The Penguins - Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private.


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Saturday, 7 December 2013

Stamps with Pearls - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps with Materials affixed - Pearls

Austria 2009 The Pearl of Philately Stamp with half pearls affixed



Issue date 06 May 2009

From May 6 to May 10, 2009, Essen (Germany) simultaneously hosted the International Philatelic Exhibition (IBRA), the National Stamp Exhibition (NAPOSTA), and the 19th International Stamp Fair. An Austrian Post issued p-stamp (Personalised Stamp) issued on the occasion of philatelic exhibition ' IBRA - NAPOSTA ' 09 ' in Essen ( Germany ).

The p-stamp features  a half pearl affixed on the stamp surrounded by the other philatelic pearls or you could say legends on stamp collecting. The legendary stamps featured on this stamp are

- The rare Mauritius Two Pence Blue(1847) which was one of the star attraction at the philatelic exhibition at Essen. According to the legend, Barnard had engraved "Post Office" instead of "Post Paid" by mistake. The latter appellation was to be seen on all Mauritian stamps during almost twenty years. Much later it was proved that "Post Office" was really the legal term used for the Post in those days.

The "Mauritius Post Office" stamps have become rare gems of world philately. They are in fact the first Mauritian stamps, among the very first in the world. They are also among the rarest because only 500 of these stamps were printed for the Mauritian Post.


- The Basel Dove Stamp The Basel Dove Stamp is one of the world’s first tricolor postage stamp. The stamp was issued on July 1, 1845 by the Canton of Basel (member state of the federal state of Switzerland). It has a face value of 2 ½  rappen and was the only stamp issued by Basel. It is the world’s first tricolor stamp printed in black, crimson, and blue. The stamp was designed by Melchior Berri which featured a white embossed dove carrying a letter in its beak, and inscribed with “STADT POST BASEL” 

- The first stamp of Saxony (Sachsen in German), issued in 1850, shown above, is one of the rarest of classical European stamps.  An estimated 3,000 to 4,000 copies are thought to exist today, and many of them are repaired. This is also one of the most forged of the classical European stamps, most notably by Fournier. 


- The Three Skilling Yellow (1855) , a rare color error of the first stamp from Sweden


- The  'Inverted Jenny' Error stamp from USA (1918)

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Stamps with Pearls
Stamps featuring Inverts

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Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Multi-Sensory Stamps Sets - Update

Category - Multi sensory with a varied combination of Sight, feel, smell, taste and/or hearing features

Portugal 2009 - Stamps and the Senses - Bicentenary of Birth of Louis Braille - Multi-sensory Set 




Issue date 2 October  2009   

Portugal Post issued a set of 5 stamps to commemorate the 200 years celebration of Louis Braille. The stamps features various attributes of the 5 senses - Hear, Taste, Smell, Feel and Sight.

The first stamp - € 0.32 features a cup of coffee which gives out the aroma of coffee (Smell). 

The second stamp - € 0.68 depicts a Vanilla ice cream stick with a Vanilla flavoured adhesive on the reverse (Taste).

The third stamp - € 0.80 features holographic images on the spectacle lenses which change according to the position of the stamp (Sight).

The fourth stamp - € 1.00 provides a feel of the embossed paste (ink) coming out of the tube (Touch).

The fifth stamp - € 2.00 shows a file where the ear is sensitive to the noise made by the file when the file's rough surface is rubbed (Hear).

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Multi-Sensory Stamps Sets
3D - Holographic Stamps
Flavoured Stamps
Stamps with Rock Dust
Embossed Stamps
Scented Stamps


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Sunday, 1 December 2013

3D - Holographic Stamps - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - 3D Hologram 

Netherland Antilles 1998 Solar Eclipse Hologram Miniature Sheet


Issue date 26 February 1998

Netherland Antilles Post released three stamps and one mini-sheet (hologram) which represent either the sun, or the darkness area covered by the eclipse on a map. 

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3D - Holographic Stamps



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