Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Stamps printed on Special Paper

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps printed from Special Traditional Paper / Stamps with Interactive (QR/Bar/Augmented Reality/C) codes

This new category is for Stamps made from Special Traditional Paper like the Korean traditional paper HANJI 

South Korea 2014 Arirang Stamp on Traditonal paper




Issue date 07 August 2014

PHILAKOREA 2014 World Stamp Exhibition will be held from August 7 to 12, 2014. A 2 set commemorative stamps featuring “Arirang,” a lyrical folk song of Korea designated a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2012 was released during this exhibition. 

As the representative folk song enjoyed by the Korean people, Arirang is a song in various forms always consists of the refrain ‘Arirang, arariyo.’ 

For the first time, the commemorative stamps have been printed on the traditional Korean paper, Hanji. Image Recognition Technology was applied to the commemorative stamps. When each stamp is viewed via a smart phone or tablet PC, a short film about Arirang can be appreciated. 

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


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Saturday, 27 September 2014

Glow in the Dark Stamp Under UV Stamps - Update

Category - Sight / Touch
Subcategory - Glow in the Dark Stamp Under UV Stamps

Belgium 2014 Earth Hour MS with hidden image visible under UV light





Issue date 13 March 2014


Belgium Post celebrated "Earth Hour" with the issue of a miniature sheet with 5 stamps featuring a Globe and is accompanied with a mini LED key ring with BPost logo on it giving out a special dark light (UV). When the LED key ring is switched on, the Brussels skyline becomes visible on the mini stamp sheet. The stamp was designed by Kris Maes.

Earth Hour is a global WWF (formerly known as World Wildlife Fund) climate change initiative. It is an event that aims to create awareness of people taking responsibility towards a sustainable future by turning the lights off. Millions of people around the world switch off their lights for Earth Hour at 8.30 pm (20:30 hour) in their local times on the last Saturday of March each year.

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Glow in the Dark Stamp Under UV Stamps 

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Flavoured Stamps - Update

Category - Taste
Subcategory - Stamps with flavoured Gum /Odd Shaped Stamps

Spain 2014 Spanish Gastronomy MS with stamps featuring a flavored Gum with essence of Mandarin flower and the Almond flavor.


 Orange flavored gum



Almond flavored gum

Issue date 24 April 2014

At the National Stamp Fair in Madrid which took place from 24th to 27th April at the Plaza Mayor in Madrid, Correos dedicated the issue of 2 miniature sheet to Spanish Gastronomy in collaboration with Spanish Chef  Ferran Adrià. The stamps incorporate a scent and taste of mandarin/tangerine flower and Almond on the gum.

In addition to this curious stamp collection, the Spanish Post Office has also launched a book entitled, “Gastronomía con sello propio”, featuring photographs and illustrations of Spanish gastronomy – in addition to other content, as well as recipes from some of  Spain’s best chefs, including: Juan Mari and Elena Arzak, Pedro Subijana, Martín Berasategui, Joan Roca, Sergi Arola, Toño Pérez, Quique Dacosta, Eneko Atxa, David Muñoz and Ferran Adrià.

The souvenir sheet which represents the traditional and innovative Spanish cuisine includes two round stamps, which appear on a background on which there is a kitchen, and on the foreground, the cook Ferran Adrià, who is regarded as the best cook in the world. One of the stamps is dedicated to a traditional Spanish recipe, the 'ajoblanco', while the other to a creation of the restaurant El Bulli clalled “350/ ajoblanco 1996”. In this case, its taste and smell recreate that of the almond, its main ingredient.

The souvenir sheet about the innovative and traditional Spanish products sets a contrast between a traditional Iberian ham dish and an innovative tangerine flower and its fruit. In this case, the stamp’s gum has a tangerine’s taste and smell.


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Flavoured Stamps
Odd Shaped Stamps



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Sunday, 21 September 2014

Unusual Postal Stationery - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - Unusual Covers, Envelopes, Folders and Postcards

Italy 2001 Italian Silk Industry Silk Envelope


(Pictorial Representation)



Actual Scan


Back Scan


Issue date 29 November 2001

The silk envelop features the following inside a gold frame set against a pinky beige background:
- at the top right a square containing the frank impression featuring a silk motif with the word "ITALIA" and the denominations "5000" and "€2,58";
- at the bottom right a space covered with a special pigment for the recipient and sender’s addresses;
- on the left the Poste Italiane logo and painting by "B. LONGONI (1876-1956)" called "COMO DALL’ALTO" (COMO-AN AERIAL VIEW) with the words "COMO CITTÂ SETA" (COMO SILK CITY).

The reverse of the silk envelope features a bi-adhesive film with transparent plastic backing, which can be removed by lifting at the corners, for letter franking; information regarding use of the envelope is printed on the plastic backing.

The envelope is formed of two pieces of loom produced pure silk joined together using a special adhesive; it can be opened on the right side by pulling apart the two pieces of silk that have been pre-treated with a special resealable adhesive. The front is made of a piece of double face satin silk organza with chain and weave on flat loom, dyed white and screen printed manually.While the back is made of shot polychrome silk with an arabesque pattern, warp and weft dyed on Jacquard loom, with a small label "PURE SILK MADE IN ITALY".

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Saturday, 20 September 2014

Transparent Stamps - Update

Category Sight
Subcategory Transparent/See Through Stamps/ Plastic Stamp/ Joint Issue Stamp

Belgium 2014 International Year of Crystallography - Souvenir Sheet with Transparent Stamp (Slovenia Joint Issue)





Issue date 09 June 2014

Crystallography is the study of the various structures of crystals. The year 2014  is being celebrated by UN as the International Year of Crystallography. 

The Belgian post BPost, on the occasion of the International Year of Crystallography, issued on 9 June 2014,  two postage stamps and a leaflet entitled 'Les cristaux mis en lumière' (crystals in the limelight). 

These stamps have been printed on a semi-transparent adhesive base, to remind us of the clarity of many crystals. 

The Souvenir Sheet illustrates the principle of diffraction. The two stamps show in detail the arrangement of water molecules in two variants of an ice crystal.

A similar souvenir sheet has been issued by Slovenia though without the transparent element.




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Transparent Stamps
Joint Issue Stamp
Plastic Stamp

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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Stamps with Thermochromic Ink Printing - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps with Thermochromic Ink Printing

New Zealand 2013 Endangered Birds Stamps with Thermochromic Ink







Issue date 03 September 2014

New Zealand Post has issued a miniature sheet which depicts endangered seabirds on 5 different stamps on which a black silhouette pair of the birds is printed on the background with thermo-chromic ink. The black silhouette pair disappears when the face of the stamp is heated (say with your finger when pressed) to reflect the disappearing nature of these precious birds. 

The Antipodean Albatross is a large albatross that breeds almost exclusively on the Auckland and Antipodes Islands. These beautiful birds with their massive wingspans, are masters of low-energy flying and forage over the continental shelf edge and deep water areas.

The New Zealand Fairy Tern is the most threatened of New Zealand’s birds. Its tiny population of around 50 birds is seriously threatened by introduced predators, human disturbance, habitat loss and coastal development.

Chatham Island Shag is restricted to the Chatham Islands as their name suggests. This large black and white shag, is a conspicuous bird along the rocky coastlines. Colonies and roost sites are located on rocky headlands and islets and there is one colony in the Te Whanga Lagoon.

Black-billed Gulls are strongly colonial and breed predominantly on braided rivers from the coast to the headwaters. The species is found throughout New Zealand but is most common east of the southern divide in the South Island and in Southland. 

The Chatham Island Taiko, one of the world’s rarest seabirds, has a population is estimated at less than 200. The only known breeding site is at the southern end of main Chatham Island. The bird was known from only one specimen captured at sea in the middle of the South Pacific. Interesting how two of these rare birds are only found in the Chatham Islands. 

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Stamps with Thermochromic Ink Printing


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Friday, 12 September 2014

Stamps with Vinyl Disc Form

Category - Touch
Sub-Category - Stamps with Vinyl Disc Form / Stamps with holes / Odd Shaped Stamp / Odd Shaped Miniature Sheet 

Switzerland 2014 Miniature Sheet - Record Stamp with Music







video



Issue date 04 September 2014

Swiss Post has issued a special Record Stamp which measures 168 × 137 millimeters and has a special coating on which a  piece of music has been imprinted on the "record" part of the souvenir sheet made of Card Paper. There is hole in the center of the round Stamp.

When the circular, ready-for-postage stamp, is taken off the souvenir sheet and placed on a record player, it plays a brass band version of the Swiss national anthem at 33 rpm with a single puck.

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Stamps with Holes
Odd Shaped Miniature Sheet 
Odd Shaped Stamps




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Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Stamps with World Record

Category Sight
Subcategory - Stamp with World Records / Photomosiac Stamps/Stamps with Micro text Printing   

This subcategory has been dedicated to stamps which has the distinction of holding a World Record.

Belgium 2014 Women's Day - Women's Photo created with words  



Issue date 01 May 2014

The Guinness Book of World Records recognizes this postage stamp to having the most words on a postage stamp that is 606 words in four languages taken from the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). The stamp was issued by BPost (Belgian Post Group) to mark International Women's Day 2014.

The stamp depicts the face of a woman made exclusively from words. Only full words were counted towards the total.

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Photomosiac Stamps
Stamps with Micro text Printing

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Saturday, 6 September 2014

Stamps with Seeds - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamp with materials affixed - seed

France 2011 - Seeds of France with seeds     


Issue date 26 February 2011

Issued on the occasion of the "Stamp Day" dedicated to the Earth, this includes 10 stamps collector and real 5 seeds to sow! 

The self-adhesive “Seeds of France” set of ten stamps is printed on 100 percent FSC recycled paper. Five of the stamps even come with the corresponding seeds for planting.

Seeds of Lavander, Anthemis Tinctoria, Coquelicot, Basil and Arbre a Papillons  are featured on the Miniature Sheet issued by the French Post to commerate the flowers of Summer. 

The Miniature sheet features the real seeds of the above flowers.  5 of 10 stamps contain real plant seeds to sow.

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Stamps with Seeds

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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Glow in the Dark Stamp Under UV Stamps - Update

Category - Sight / Touch
Subcategory - Glow in the Dark Stamp Under UV Stamps / Stamps printed with Glitter    

Malaysia 2010 Traditional Past Time Games With Upin & Ipin And Friends- Miniature Sheet with glow in dark effect under UV   


Issue date 13 Dec 2010 

Pos Malaysia  has issued  a special collection of stamps and miniature sheet with regards to Traditional Past Time Games With Upin & Ipin and Friends on 13th December 2010. The miniature sheet features Security design seen under Ultra violet light and Glitter ink on the Miniature sheet.

This is Malaysia first issue of self-adhesive stamp with additional sparkles added on the clothes of the children and adult inside the stamps. 

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Glow in the Dark Stamp Under UV Stamps 
Stamps with Glitter



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Monday, 1 September 2014

Stamps with Holes/Design Perforations/Cut Outs - Update

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

South Africa 2013 Gift of Givers MS with Stamps with unique perforations




Issue date 22 February 2013

In recognition of the selfless humanitarian work done by the NGO Gift of Givers foundation, South African Post Office has issued a miniature sheet with 2 stamps in the form of a puzzle shape. The stamps are self adhesive in nature.

Gift of Givers Foundation was founded on 6 August 1992 by Doctor Imtiaz Sooliman. Gift of Givers is one of the largest disaster relief agency of South African origin which has provided life saving aid in the form of search and rescue teams, medical personnel, medical supplies, medicines, vaccines, anti-malarial medication, food and water to the most vulnerable and challenged members of society worldwide irrespective of race, religion, color, class or political affiliation. 

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Stamps with Holes/Design Perforations/Cut Outs
Odd Shaped Stamps


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