Saturday, 30 August 2014

Stamps with Holes/Design Perforations/Cut Outs - Update

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

Taiwan 2012 Teas of Taiwan – Stamp with hole in form of teacup





Issue date 12 September 2012

Teas produced in Taiwan are celebrated around the world for their quality. Based on the degree of fermentation, teas are categorized into several kinds: non-fermented tea (green tea), fully-fermented tea (black tea) and partially fermented varieties. The last is widely known as “Baozhong tea” in Taiwan’s academic circle; it is further categorized by the differences of shape: “strip,” “semi-ball type” and “ball type.” The latter two are commonly known as Oolong tea and Tieguanyin tea.

To encourage better understanding in teas, Chunghwa Post features Baozhong, Tieguanyin, Black tea, Oolong and Oriental Beauty teas as theme for “Teas of Taiwan Souvenir Sheet” with five stamps. The bottom of every stamp is accentuated with the featured tea variety and a cup of tea, and each stamp is set against the tourist attraction of the tea region in single color, complemented by a miniature teapot cutout on the upper right corner. Marginal inscription of the souvenir sheet is inspired by a tea-drinking scenario that manifests the timelessness of Taiwan’s tea culture. The designs follow:

1. Baozhong tea (NT$10): A lightly fermented tea, the liquid is honey-gold in color with a pleasant aroma, and a smooth, refreshing taste. It is grown primarily in Pinglin, Shiding in New Taipei City and Wenshan, Nangang in Taipei City. The backdrop of the stamp is set against the Pinglin Tea Museum. 

2. Tieguanyin tea (NT$10): A partially fermented tea, Tieguanyin is more oxidized than Oolongs. The liquid is amber in color, with a slightly acidic and fruity zest; it is mellow, sweet and smooth to the taste. Tieguanyin is produced primarily in Muzha in Taipei City. The Maokong Gondola is the backdrop of the design. 

3. Black tea (NT$10): A fully fermented variety, the liquid is a beautiful reddish brown with a light caramel aroma and rich flavor. Black teas are grown mostly in Yuchi in Nantou County and Ruisui in Hualian. The stamp is set against the Sun Moon Lake wharf. 

4. Oolong tea (NT$10): A partially fermented tea, the liquid is bright golden-yellow with strong fragrance. Nantou and Jiayi Counties are the primary Oolong-growing regions. The famed Alishan Forest Train is the backdrop of this stamp. 

5. Oriental Beauty tea (NT$10): Synonymous with White Tip Oolong, this variety is heavily fermented. The liquid is reddish orange that smacks of nectar or ripe fruit, with a rich and smooth aroma. The tea is grown in Emei, Beipu in Xinzhu County, Toufen in Miali County, Pinglin and Shiding in New Taipei City. The stamp features the suspension bridge astride Emei Lake in the backdrop.

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Monday, 25 August 2014

Stamps with Crystals - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps with Materials affixed - Crystals

Hong Kong--Austria Joint Issue 2006 Fireworks interpreted in Swarovski Crystals MS - Hongkong Issue

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 stamps issued by Hong Kong Post.

"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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Friday, 22 August 2014

3D - Motion Stamps - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - 3D - Motion Stamps   

Morocco 2009 10th Anniversary of Enthronement of HRH King Mohammed VI Lenticular           




Issue date 30 July 2009  

The Morocco Post stamp was released in June 2009. It was created to celebrate the King's 10th coronation anniversary. 

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Monday, 18 August 2014

3D - Anaglyph Stamps - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - 3D Anaglyph Stamps 

Ecuador 2010 South Africa World Cup Miniature sheet with 3D Anaglyph stamp 



Issue date 09 June 2010

Ecuador Post has issued a miniature sheet having a stamp featuring Zakumi the official mascot of the World Cup Football Championship which was held in South Africa in 2010.

The miniature sheet features a giraffe, lion and an elephant along with an image of the football which will be used during the world cup. The miniature sheet has been printed as a 3 dimensional anaglyph image which can be best viewed special glasses with red and blue lenses for 3D viewing. Also security printing using invisible ink 'CORREOS DEL ECUADOR' which can be seen when viewed under UV light around the foot ball area.

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Friday, 15 August 2014

Stamps with Seeds - Update

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Subcategory - Stamp with materials affixed - Seed

Trinidad and Tobago 2013 World Food Day -  Sorrel Seed Stamp Miniature Sheet   



Issue date : 04 December 2013

TTPost  (Trinidad and Tobago Post) on the occasion of World Food Day’s 2013 theme “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition” has issued a Miniature Sheet with the Sorrel Seed attached to the stamps.

The sorrel was selected as the feature for this seed stamp as all parts of the sorrel is edible the seeds, the roots, branches, leaves, the blossoms and the part commonly used in Trinidad and Tobago, the fruit which suitably represent the aforementioned theme for World Food Day (WFD) 2013. The sorrel plant is used for beverages, jams, jellies or for medicinal purposes. 

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Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Stamps with Interactive Games - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - Stamps with Interactive Games 

Hong Kong 2011 Chinese Idioms and theirs Stories - Children Special  







Issue date 28 June 2011 

To enhance the knowledge and interest of children in traditional Chinese culture, Hong Kong Post has released a set of  colorful and lively stamps based on the five chinese idioms and their related stories - "mutual help in hard times", "water drops wear away rocks", "practice makes perfect", "save to give" and "as deft as a master butcher". 

The set of stamps is themed on five Chinese idioms.

$1.40 - Mutual help in hard times
This idiom originates from Zhuangzi (369 - 286 BC), the famous Daoist philosopher born in the ancient China. It literally means that when the spring water dries up, the fishes stranded on land moisten each other with their saliva. The idiom is now used to describe people coming to each other's assistance during difficult times.

$1.80 - Water drops wear away rocks
According to the observation of a scholar of the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279 AD), water drops, small and soft as they may be, can hollow out hard rock over time. The idiom carries the message that perseverance and determination breed success.

$2.40 - Practice makes perfect
Dating back to the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907 AD) , this idiom refers to the repetitive heating and hammering during the iron forging process, alluding to the polishing of a piece of writing in the most meticulous manner in the quest for perfection. It is also used to describe one's experience of numerous trials and challenges.

$3 - Save to give 
This idiom originates from an article in the Tang Dynasty. It advises that governing officials should economise on resources so that more can be given back to the people for a better life.

$5 - As deft as a master butcher
Zhuangzi described in this story how a butcher used his superb skills to cut up an ox effortlessly for Lord Wenhui. It illustrates the fact that with constant practice and thorough knowledge, one can deal with everything with ease.


Coloured stickers associated with the souvenir sheet can be matched with monochrome shapes on the stamps to complete the five stories. The game enhances the meaning behind the stories for children, as well as making stamp collecting fun!

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Sunday, 10 August 2014

Stamps with Rock Dust - Update

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

Aland 2008 Red Gravel affixed stamp                



Issue date 26 July 2008      

Rally driver Marcus Grönholm view of sinuous gravel roads with the red granite, a common sight for those who drive on the small roads in Åland. Many of the roads on Aland, an island archipelago in the Baltic Sea, are made of the native red granite. 

This picture is taken by Kjell Söderlund on the island Föglö in the archipelago. The right side of the stamp depicts rally drivers Marcus Grönholm’s and Christoph Treier’s profiles in green and light blue. 
Aland's post office decided to add another dimension to Gronholm's stamp design by burning pieces of the red granite onto the stamp by a heated process known as thermography.  

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Friday, 8 August 2014

Cloth Stamps - Update

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Subcategory - Cloth Stamps  

Macau 2014 130th Anniversary of Macao Post Silk Souvenir sheet     



Issue date 01 Mar 2014

To commemorate the 130th Anniversary of the establishment of Macau Post, the Stamp Office has issued a Souvenir Sheet depicting the various photographs of the early Macau Post. The souvenir sheet is made of Silk and was printed by Cartor Security Printers.
The souvenir sheet comes with a certificate of authenticity.

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Monday, 4 August 2014

Silver Stamps - Update

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Subcategory - Silver Stamps

Poland 2003 Pope John-Paul II 25th year (Joint issue with Vatican City) Silver Stamp       




Issue date 20 March 2003 

The Poland Philatelic Office along with the Vatican Philatelic Office, for the first time in their history, issued a silver postage stamp to mark the 25th year of Pope John Paul's papacy, depicting Pope John Paul, with the words "Citta del Vaticano" and in the lower, left corner, the Pope's coat-of-arms.

Vatican 2003 Pope John-Paul II 25th year (Joint issue with Poland) Silver Stamp  



Issue date 20 March 2003

The  Vatican Philatelic Office along with the Poland Philatelic Office, for the first time in their history, issued a silver postage stamp to mark the 25th year of Pope John Paul's papacy, depicting Pope John Paul, with the words "Citta del Vaticano" and in the lower, left corner, the Pope's coat-of-arms.

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Friday, 1 August 2014

Stamps with Textured Rough Surface - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps with Textured Rough Surface

Malaysia 2014 - KLIA2 with Textured Rough Surface on the tarmac     



Issue date 24 June 2014 


POS Malaysia has issued a commemorative Miniature sheet featuring the Kuala Lumpur International Airport Terminal 2 with textured rough tarmac surface using a special embossing process to give rough surface effect on the miniature sheet. 

The following are features of the new terminal -

Runway 3 at KLIA2 is 3.96km long and 60m wide.

The new air traffic control tower at the KLIA2, dubbed Tower West, is the tallest of its kind in the world, standing 133.8m above land and 141.9m above sea level. It has 33 floors and a rooftop where the Surface Movement Radar is located.

The new terminal can be accessed by the Bandar Tasik Selatan LRT station which is a Malaysian interchange station located next to the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS). The station serves as both a stop and interchange for KTM Komuter (KTM), Ampang Line (LRT), and the Express Rail Link's KLIA Transit trains (ERL), and RapidKL buses.


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