Sunday, 30 March 2014

3D - Anaglyph Stamps - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - 3D Anaglyph Stamps

USA 1999 Celebrate the Century 1950s - Go to Movies 3-D Anaglyph Stamp



Issue date - 26 May 1999

The Celebrate The Century: 1950s commemorative stamp souvenir sheet was issued on May 26, 1999, in Springfield, Maryland.

The souvenir sheet features 1950s subjects from the following categories: People and Events, Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyles, Sports, and Science and Technology. 

The fifteen commemorative stamps in this sheet are titled: Polio Vaccine Developed; Teen Fashions; The "Shot Heard Round The World"; US Launches Satellites; The Korean War; Desegregating Public Schools; Tail Fins and Chrome; Dr. Seuss "The Cat In The Hat"; Drive-In Movies; World Series Rivals; Rocky Marciano, Undefeated; I Love Lucy; Rock 'n' Roll; Stock Car Racing; and Movies Go 3-D.

The stamp titled Movies Go 3-D had following text on the reverse: "Responding to the growing popularity of TV, film studios began producing 3-D movies. Wearing glasses with gray Polaroid ® lenses, viewers were startled by images that leapt off the screen."

I have only the Movies Go 3-D stamp in my collection and not the souvenir sheet. The souvenir sheet shown above is only for representation purpose only. To view this stamp in 3D you need special 3D polaroid glasses.

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Saturday, 22 March 2014

Photomosiac Stamps - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - Photomosaic Stamp

The following photomosiac sheets has already been described in an earlier post.      

Guyana 1999 Princess Diana – Millennium Photomosiac Stamp Sheet 

Issue date - 31 December 1999 

Grenada 1999 Princess Diana – Millennium Photomosiac  Stamp Sheet

Issue date - 31 December 1999 

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Photomosiac Stamps


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Friday, 14 March 2014

Stamps with Rock Dust - Update

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

Vanuatu 2011 Beautiful Beaches of Vanuatu Stamps Set with Sand Dust particles affixed  

Issue date 28 September 2011   

The Beach stamp issue from Vanuatu Post carries a special coating to simulate the feel of real sand. The stamps are printed in four process colours and then perforated. They then receive a patterned overprint with a clear sealer followed by a coarse 30 micron non dissolving spray powder is applied.

The stamp issue has a textured feel and highlights four beaches - Champagne Beach, Havana Harbour, Eratap Island and Pele Island.

The stamp features white sand curving around enchanting bays and stretching into turquoise, clear blue water teeming with tropical fish and colourful coral,  Palm trees swaying on the beaches while waves lap the shore, volcanic islands in the distance, varieties of fish, the exotic bird life and the turtle.  Some of the beaches are only accessible by boat or float plane. 

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Stamps with Rock Dust


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Saturday, 8 March 2014

Stamps featuring Inverts - Update

Category Sight
Subcategory - Stamps on Stamps  - Inverts

USA 2013 Reprint of Inverted Curtis Jenny Biplane Stamp by US Post

Issue date 22 September 2013

The US Post has reprinted America's most famous stamp - the 24 cent misprinted Inverted Jenny - a 1918 stamp misprinted error featuring a biplane flying upside down. The stamp has been reprinted with a $2 denomination to distinguish it from the original. One of the originals was last sold for $625,000.

The souvenir sheet contains six Inverted Jenny $2 stamps in two rows of three at the center of the sheet.

The upper left corner of the souvenir sheet shows the Smithsonian Institution’s National Postal Museum Building in Washington, DC. 

The lower left corner depicts aviation pioneer Reuben H. Fleet, based on a 1918 photograph now in the Library of Congress. Fleet was in charge of the first group of Air Mail pilots.

The right side of the souvenir sheet shows a map of the northeastern United States that focuses on the route of the first regularly scheduled Air Mail service in May 1918. 

A compass rose, a common element on maps and nautical charts, appears in the lower right corner.


A banner above the two rows of three Inverted Jenny stamps reads “STAMP COLLECTING.” Beneath it, upside down, is a similar banner reading “INVERTED JENNY.”

A twist in the tale to the issuance of this Souvenir Sheet, there have been news report that in order to draw more people to collect stamps, the US postal authorities have randomly distributed 100 sheets inserted among 2.2 million souvenir sheets featuring the plane right-side up with one last listed online for $25000.

Apologies in the scan colour of the souvenir sheet.. maybe its time to replace my scanner..

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Stamps featuring Inverts


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Sunday, 2 March 2014

Cloth Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Cloth Stamps   

Liechtenstein 2013 Liechtenstein Palace "Silk Wall Covering", Vienna Silk Stamp sheetlet 



Issue date 11 November 2013 

The commemorative sheetlet issued by Liechtenstein Post with the three stamps “Silk wall-covering left” (face value CHF 1.00), “Silk wall-covering centre” (face value CHF 1.40) and “Silk wall-covering right” (face value CHF 3.60) depicts sections of the floral pattern on the wall-covering in "Small Courbaril Room" of “Stadtpalais” palace or Garden Palace on Bankgasse in Vienna’s city centre which belongs to the princely family of Liechtenstein. 

The stamps have been applied in gold to real silk by a combination of offset printing, elaborate embossing and hot-foil stamping.

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Cloth Stamps

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