Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Stamps with Holes/Design Perforations/Cut Outs - Update

Category - Touch
Sub-Category - Stamps with Holes/Design Perforations/Cut Outs 

Hong Kong 2003 Pet Fish Stamps with holes  





Issue date 7 August 2003

A set of 4 stamps, depicting four vibrant fish species usually kept as aquarium pets, was issued by Hong Kong Post featuring the Ear-spot Angelfish ($1.40) - Marine Fish, Copperband Butterflyfish ($2.40) - Marine Fish , Dwarf Gourami ($3) - Fresh Water Fish and Discus ($5) - Fresh Water Fish.

The 'Pet Fish' stamps incorporated a fish-shaped die-cut with each stamp having one, two or three fish shaped holes punched through the paper.

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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Stamps with Seeds - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamp with materials affixed - seed

Netherlands 2007  Flowers of the world MS with seeds affixed on the Stamps




Issue date: 01  May 2007 

The seed mix secured by a protective layer on the stamps contains Pink's, Petunia's, Snapdragon's and Lobelia's seed. According to Dutch TNT Post the use of flower seeds on stamps is a world first and was designed by Martin van Vreden.

A sheet of stamps will contain eight stamps of 44 cents and two of 88 cents.

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Glow in the Dark Stamp Under UV Stamps - Update

Category - Sight 
Subcategory - Glow in the Dark Stamp Under UV Stamps / Stamps with Micro text Printing / Extra Wide Length Stamps

Canada 2010 Blue Whale High Value Definitive Stamp With Glow in Dark and Microtext features





Issue Date 04 October 2010

Canada is home to two populations of the blue whale. The Atlantic population roams the waters off eastern Canada, along the north shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in eastern Nova Scotia, the south coast of Newfoundland, and in the Davis Strait between Baffin Island and Greenland. Pacific populations are located off Canada’s west coast.

The majestic blue whale (Balænoptera musculus), king of the animal kingdom, has it all in terms of Size, power and speed. Weighing in at between 80 and 180 metric tonnes and reaching lengths of more than 30 m, our planet has never—even in the age of dinosaurs—seen another creature this big. It can travel at speeds of 33 km/hr, accelerating to 48 km/hr when chased, making it among the fastest whale species. This fascinating giant of the deep is also unmatched in the projection of its voice, emitting low-frequency sounds that can travel hundreds of miles (and possibly entire oceans) under water. 

Canada Post has issued a $10 high-value definitive featuring a blue whale and measuring L 128mm x H 48mm (approximately 5″ x 2″). Microtype text was used to write the Latin name for blue whale seen as wave/curved lines on the stamp. A large cluster of krill (the whale’s food of choice), along with a diver, were introduced using invisible tagging inks which can only be seen under UV light.

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Stamps with Micro text Printing
Extra Wide Length Stamps

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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Stamps with Thermochromic Ink Printing - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps with Thermochromic Ink Printing

South Korea 2005 Philately Week - Making a birthday cake with thermochromic ink


Issue date 3 August 2005

South Korea's Philately Week was held from August 3rd till 8th, when the 2005 Korean Philatelic Exhibition was held at the Pacific Hall at COEX.

The special stamp issued for Philately Week is a heat-sensitive stamp issued for the first time for South Korea. The color of this stamp disappears if heat is applied to the part where the thermochromic ink was used that is in the Checkered part and the P, B, D characters of the stamp, and the gift box, candles, and the dough at the selvage of the souvenir sheet are printed with thermochromic ink. The color disappears when one touches these parts of the stamp.  

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

3D - Motion Stamps - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - 3D Motion Stamp 

Netherlands 2010  Dutch Film Festival Motion stamp   





Issue date 09 September 2010  

The world's "smallest and shortest film" appears on a new lenticular stamp created for the Dutch postal service TNT. KesselsKramer asked director Anton Corbijn to shoot the one-second film, which features actress Carice van Houten (Game of Thrones actress).

The Amsterdam and London-based agency were commissioned to "develop new innovations in stamps" and the result is a small lenticular stamp that contains 30 frames of film. 350,000 have been printed and are available from Dutch post offices.

Corbijn's film, at a mere one-second in length, is a strange little thing. Dutch actress Carice van Houten stands in front of a windmill facing the camera and proceeds to bite down on an unidentified finger.

The film was launched during the Dutch Film Festival's 30th anniversary celebrations.

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Saturday, 19 July 2014

Plastic Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Sub category - Plastic stamps

Maldives 2013 - 85th Memorial Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi






Issue Date 18 November 2013

Maldive Post issued 2 miniature sheet on Mahatma Gandhi to commemorate the 85th Memorial Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The first Miniature sheet features one stamp while the second miniature sheet features 4 stamps and both the miniature sheets are made of plastic.

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Friday, 11 July 2014

Stamps with Crystals - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps with Materials affixed - Crystals

Hungary 2014 18th Stamp Day - Debrecen 












Issue date - 25 April 2014

The 87th Stamp Day in Hungary will be celebrated with the HUNFILA 2014 International Stamp Exhibition between 25 and 27 April 2014 at Debrecen city. 

Magyar Posta has issued a two-denomination set of stamps and a stamp block with a surcharge. In addition to the standard version of the block, a red-numbered edition with the clock tower adorned with polished quartz crystal has been released. 

The two-stamp set features the city’s oldest standing church, the Reformed Small Church (a baroque edifice later refashioned in the Romantic style  locally known as the “Stump” church because it lost the top of its tower in a storm in 1907), and the Kölcsey Centre, a popular venue for conferences and cultural events, where the 87th Stamp Day was held.

Five thousand copies of the DEBRECEN STAMP SET containing the two-denomination commemorative set and the stamp block with a surcharge to support organised stamp collecting in Hungary, a special version of the stamp block numbered in red and adorned with polished quartz crystals has been issued. 

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Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Stamps with Rock Dust - Update

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

Guernsey 2008 300th anniversary St. Paul's Cathedral London - Granite dust on stamp tab  

Issue date 31 October 2008

The stamp set from Guernsey celebrates the 300th anniversary of the topping of St. Paul's Cathedral in London. Guernsey provided granite for the steps of the cathedral. 

Guernsey Post reported that according to some sources, the original granite came from the tiny island of Crevichon. More recently, granite from Les Vardes Quarry in St. Sampson has been used for maintenance of the cathedral. Granite from this quarry was ground into powder for inclusion on the stamps.

This set of stamps from Guernsey has little pieces of granite affixed to the bottom tabs.

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Friday, 4 July 2014

3D - Anaglyph Stamps - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - 3D Anaglyph Stamps 

Argentina 2007 Meteorite 3D Anaglyph Stamp  




Issue date 28 July 2007

Campo del Cielo is located in Argentina, in the area called “Gran Chaco”, to the southwest of the Province of Chaco, and the southeast of Santiago del Estero. The area is strewn with iron and nickel fragments originated by the collision of a large meteorite that hit the Earth’s surface. 

Argentina Post released its first 3D Souvenir sheet featuring Meteorites in 3D when used with the special 3D glasses 


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Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Cloth Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Cloth Stamps 

Luxembourg 2014 - The 80th Anniversary of the FSPL Silk MS



Issue date 11 March 2014

The “Federation des Societes philateliques du Grand-Duche de Luxembourg” was founded in the City of Luxembourg on 22 February 1934. The FSPL was accepted as a member of the FIP (Federation Internationale de Philatelie) in 1934.

To commemorate the 80th Anniversary of FSPL, Luxembourg post has issued a stamp made of 100% natural silk. The top layer of the paper contains 30g of silk per square meter providing a silky effect. 

The image on the miniature sheet shows elements related to Stamp collecting on the table area. The theme of the Stamp "80 years of FSPL" has been projected onto the wall. The stamp has been designed by Luxembourg artist - Anne Melan.

On the €0.60 stamp, two miniature-size young collectors stepping into a stamp album, a magnifying glass and a giant hand with stamp tongs are shown. A horse-drawn coach is also shown. Pictured in the selvage area to the right of this stamp is another miniature collector dumping stamps out of a wheelbarrow and a hand holding a device to project a stamp image onto the wall.


One stamp image is shown on the €0.85 stamp, along with Luxembourg’s architectural landmarks, Adolphe Bridge. When it was built early in the 20th century, it was the largest stone arch bridge in the world.

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