Saturday, 31 May 2014

3D - Motion Stamps - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - 3D - Motion Stamps 

New Zealand 2004 Olympic Gold Lenticular 




Issue date 02 Aug 2004  

To recapture the golden moments in time, for the 28th Athens Olympics, New Zealand Post issued for the first time the world's first 4 'Action Replay' stamps. 

The stamps celebrate some of New Zealand's heroic achievements in the Olympic arena and when tilted, replay original footage of the Olympic gold winning performances of Yvette Williams (Helsinki 1952), Peter Snell (Rome 1960), John Walker (Montreal 1976), and Ian Ferguson and Paul MacDonald (Seoul 1988).

John Walker, Montreal 31 July 1976 - 45c
At 300 meters from home and the American Rick Wohlhuter loomed dangerously on Walker's outside shoulder. He couldn't wait any later. He had to go. Walker took off. With 300 metres to go he burst into the lead. The Belgian Ivo Vandamme come at him from the outside, but Walker lunged at the line with all his strength, flinging his arms in the air…

Yvette Williams, Helsinki 23 July 1952 - 90c
Time came for her fourth jump of the day. She was tired after the long cold waits between each jump. The Olympic record had been broken eight times already. She stepped up to her mark. Knowing this was it. Her event. Her moment. She took off from her mark, sprinting at the pit like never before…

Ian Ferguson & Paul MacDonald, Seoul 30 September 1988 - $1.50
East Germany, Poland and Hungary closed in. All were capable of winning but it was the final burst of the Russians that was the real heart stopper. The Soviets attacked. But the Kiwis countered, calling on all their strength and experience....Russia, New Zealand....New Zealand, Russia...

Peter Snell, Rome 2 September 1960 - $2.00

At the 100 metre mark Snell's plan was to make the move. Snell didn't have it in him. Moens had the lead. Moens kept looking over his shoulder to his right. He didn't see Snell coming at him fast on the inside. Snell was strong. With 10 metres to go he closed his eyes and gave it his all. He threw his whole body forward.

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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Stamps Flip Book - Update

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Subcategory - Stamps Flip Book

Israel 2010 Animated Film Stamp Flip book 







Issue date 21 November 2010

In 2010, the Israel Philatelic Service issued a stamp sheet celebrating 50 years of ASIFA (Association Internationale du Film d’Animation).

The sheet is comprised of 15 stamps which vary slightly from one to the next and feature an animated cycle of motion: a farmer picks a sabra fruit, peels it and hands it to a girl who then eats it, and so forth.


In order to illustrate the movement of animation the Israel Philatelic Service has produced a stamp booklet in the form of a “flip book”. The pages are flipped and the images give the impression of movement. The booklet consists of 15 pages each with a self-adhesive Israeli Animation stamp.

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Monday, 26 May 2014

Stamps with Thermographic printing

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps with Thermographic printing

Thermographic Printing is a specialist process which creates an enamel-like ‘relief’ effect on the stamp. Special heat reactive, or thermographic, powders is applied to wet printing ink creating a distinctive raised effect on the finished stamp.  

Finland 2007 Easter Rabbit Ceramic Like Stamp 




Issue Date 7 March 2007

Thermography was used in Finland for the first time when the Easter stamp for 2007 was printed. This technique gives the stamp a ceramic-like roughness. Stamp has been printed by Cartor Company.


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Friday, 23 May 2014

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

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

Switzerland 2007 Stamp Link to the Internet with Bee Tagg 2D Code  



Issue date 31 October 2007

Swiss Post has issued the world's first stamp with an integrated BeeTagg, combining a conventional stamp with ultra-modern technology. Swiss Post's partner in this first tagging venture is Schweiz Tourismus or Swiss Tourism, which is using the stamp and integrated BeeTagg as part of its winter advertising campaign. The mobile tagging solutions have been developed by Swiss Post subsidiary yellowworld AG.

The BeeTagg is a two-dimensional code that looks like a honeycomb and functions in a similar way to a bar code. The user simply installs the free BeeTagg reader, then scans the tag incorporated into the Swiss Post stamp with the camera on their mobile phone. The reader recognizes the tag and connects the phone to a predefined web page.

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Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Stamps with Rock Dust - Update

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

Ecuador 2012 – Giant Turtle of Galapagos Islands - Stamp with pulverized volcanic rock as part of ink.





Issue date 24 Jun 2012

Giant Turtle of Galapagos Islands. New issue from Ecuador. Stamp with pulverized volcanic rock as part of ink.

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Saturday, 17 May 2014

Stamps with National Anthems

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Subcategory - Stamps with National Anthems

Switzerland 2011 50 years of Swiss National Anthem MS Glow in Dark under UV set of 4 Stamps







Issue date 05 May 2011  

Leonhard Widmer (1809–1867), a music publisher, journalist, lyrical poet and friend of Zwyssig from Zurich, had sent him patriotic lyrics and asked him to set them to music. Zwyssig chose the melody he had composed using the “Diligam te Domine” (I will love thee, O Lord) psalm text for a priest installation mass in 1835, when he was master of music at Wettingen Abbey. Adjustments were made to Widmer’s lyrics to fit them to the music during the autumn of 1841. Finally, on Monday, 22 November 1941, “on the eve of St. Cecilia’s Day”, Zwyssig rehearsed his “Swiss Psalm” with four citizens of Zug, in the parlour on the first floor of the St. Carl mansion with its view of the lake and town.

The Swiss Government rejected numerous initiatives between 1894 and 1953 to make this song Switzerland’s official anthem on the grounds that a national anthem should not be imposed by State decree but freely chosen through its regular use by a country’s citizens.

In 1961, the Federal Council therefore decided to provisionally adopt the “Swiss Psalm” as the official Swiss anthem because it was unmistakable and a homegrown creation. The “Swiss Psalm” was provisionally confirmed as the national anthem in 1965. The Federal Council finally declared the “Swiss Psalm” to be the national anthem on 1 April 1981, citing in support of its decision that the Psalm is a wholly Swiss, dignified and solemn song – qualities the majority of Swiss citizens want from a national anthem.


Special miniature sheet feature: under UV light, the first verse appears in Switzerland’s four national languages.

Nepal 2008 National Anthem Stamp




Issue date : 13 November 2008 

"Sayaun Thunga Phool Ka" (Nepali: सयौं थुँगा फूलका "Made of Hundreds of Flowers") is the national anthem of Nepal. It was officially declared as the national anthem of Nepal on August 3, 2007.

Printed by Cartor Security Printing.


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Sunday, 11 May 2014

Stamps with Interactive Games - Update

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Subcategory - Stamps with Interactive Games / Odd Shaped Stamps

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


Issue date 7 January 2010

South African Post to celebrate 30 years of the Pan African Postal Union has issued a miniature sheet ‘Bridging the digital divide to highlight how the postal service technology has helped in daily tasks. This miniature sheet was issued to raise awareness of the power of technology in the African daily life.

The stamps issued have various forms (square, triangle, rectangle and trapezoidal shape) and can used as a Tangram logic puzzle. It also features hologram foil on the ms in panes 5, 1(box part), 2(circle part) and pane 7 (behind 2 children).



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Friday, 9 May 2014

Joint Stamp Issue - Siamese issue

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Subcategory -  Joint Stamp Issues Siamese issue

Siamese Joint Issue - Two stamps from different countries, issued setenant or part of the same souvenir sheet Stamps with a different design Although setenant, stamps can be used for postage only in their originating countries

Gibraltar / Isle of Man 2005 200th anniversary of the battle of Trafalgar Siamese Issue



Issue Date - 21 October 2005
Gibraltar - Isle of Man
200th anniversary of the battle of Trafalgar.  

Two different stamps, one from each country, part of one single souvenir sheet. Each country issued its own mixed souvenir sheet in which the stamps are the same but there is a slight difference in the text. Stamps, paintings: A, the death of Horatio Nelson (1758-1805); B, the funeral of Nelson. Gibraltar issued also a souvenir sheet containing only stamp A. On January 9, 2005, Isle of Man issued already stamp B, as part of a series of 2x4 different se-tenant stamps, in the frame of the first series related to the Trafalgar battle anniversary. Multicolored.

The two mixed souvenir sheets can be identified by the name of the issuing country and the logo of the respective post offices printed on it. Jersey issued on the same day five stamps and one miniature sheet with a different design.

Each of the souvenir sheet can also be classified as an Omnibus Joint Stamp Issue.

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Joint Stamp Issues - Omnibus issue


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Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Joint Stamp Issues - Omnibus issue

Category - Sight/Touch
Subcategory - Omnibus and Joint Stamp Issues / Stamps with Crystals

An Omnibus Issue, in Philately, is an issue of stamps by several countries with a common subject and which may share a uniform design. Omnibus issues are to be distinguished from joint issues which are usually much smaller in scope.

Since there are many Joint Issues and Omnibus Issues, I have clubbed these 2 category together.  

Hongkong - Austria 2006 Joint Issue on Fireworks affixed with Swarovski Crystals 




Issue date 22 August 2006

Issued Jointly by the Austrian Post and Hong Kong Post on 22 August 2006. Austrian Post issued a set of two EUR 3.75 stamps on fireworks while Hong Kong Post issued a set of two HKD 50 stamps on a miniature sheet with "Crystal Fabric". The above souvenir sheet shows one stamp each from each country issue on the same sheet

"Crystal Fabric" is a  textile fabric covered (hot fixed) with many tiny Swarovski Crystals to highlight the gorgeous bursts of fireworks.  This unique material makes light refraction possible and produces a glittering effect that cannot be found in other ordinary stamps.

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Sunday, 4 May 2014

3D - Motion Stamps - Update

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Subcategory - 3D - Motion Stamps 

Hong Kong 2014 Weather Phenomena 3D Motion Stamp







Issue date 27 March 2014

Hong Kong Post issued a set of six stamps and two sheetlets with the theme "Weather Phenomena", one HKD20 sheetlet is printed with lithography plus a lenticular effect to show the trajectory of Typhoon Vicente. The stamp sheetlet showcases the satellite image of Typhoon Vicente when it approached Hong Kong in July 2012 and the Hurricane Signal No. 10 was issued by the Hong Kong Observatory.


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Saturday, 3 May 2014

Stamp with a Miniature Book Attached - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamp with Materials attached - Miniature Book


Vatican City 2010 Reopening of the Vatican Library








Issue date 20 September 2010

On September 20, 2010 Vatican City issued a stamp that is an actual miniature book to celebrate the reopening of the Vatican Apostolic Library after an extensive renovation. The miniature book stamp is inserted into a slot on a backing card that shows the Salone Sistino of the Library.

The Euro 3.90 mini book stamp measures 3 by 4 centimeters.

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