Thursday, 30 October 2014

Stamps with Thermographic printing - Update

Category - Touch/Sight
Subcategory - Stamps with Thermographic printing/Stamp with Glow in dark printing 

Argentina 2014 Recovery of Commercial Air Sovereignty with thermographic printing and glow in dark under UV





Issue date 21 July 2014 

To celebrate the Recovery of Commercial Air Sovereignty by Argentina with re-entry of Argentina National Carrier Aerolineas Argentinas into IATA with inauguration of new Cephera Flight Instruction centre, Argentina Post has issued a miniature sheet depicting the progress of the National Carrier coming of age by rejoining the IATA world air community.

Some of the milestones achieved is depicted on the stamp

- Construction of the hangar 5 in Aeroparque
-  Increased frequency
-  Increased federal connectivity with 67 operational aircrafts and 51 aircrafts being built
- Joining the Sky Team alliance of airlines
- New Destinations

The runway of the stamp has been printed with thermographic process giving a rough feel to the airport runway. Also the stamp features glow in the dark printing where the number 6 outline and the runway lights glow in the dark under UV light.

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Glow in the Dark Stamp Under UV Stamps 
Stamps with Thermographic printing


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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Unusual Postal Stationery - Update

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

China 2011 Ancient Chinese Calligraphy Silk FDC






Issue date 15 April 2011

Chinese National Philatelic Corporation issued the First Day silk cover with set of 4 stamps "Calligraphy of Recovery", "Calligraphy of Early Moon", "Four Poem Calligraphy Copybook" and "Autobiography".

Details of the stamps have been printed on the reverse of the first day cover made from silk material.


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Unusual Postal Stationery

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Saturday, 25 October 2014

3D - Holographic Stamps - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - Stamps with 3D Hologram  

Malaysia 2010 Firefly MS Hologram Image
       

Issue date : 10 May 2010 

Fireflies are beetles and are locally known as 'kelip-kelip', 'kunang-kunang' or 'api-api' in Malaysia. In Malaysia, there are many rivers where thousands on this ('famous' synchronous firefly, Pteroptyx tener, featured in the Miniature Sheet) species group together along the inter-tidal mangrove rivers such as Kuala Selangor, where the fireflies display themselves on the 'berembang’ or Sonneratia caseolaris display trees along the river like 'Christmas trees'. The Miniature Sheet is very unique as at the bottom of the firefly's abdomen where light is emitted is printed using a special transparent holographic foil to reflect a real firefly flashing at night.


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3D - Holographic Stamps


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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Stamps with Crystals - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps with Materials affixed - Crystals/Odd Shaped Stamps

France 2014 Baccarat Heart Special Edition with Red Crystal Powder




Issue date 08 January 2014

La Poste has issued stamps every year featuring a french designer. This year La Poste has issued a Heart shaped Stamp featuring the world famous glass maker BACCARAT. The stamp issued with heart shaped theme for Valentine Day and has a central illustration featuring the Baccarat Heart Chandelier with Red Crystal Powder. This limited edition Souvenir sheet contains 5 heart shaped stamp affixed with red crystal powder giving a shimmering effect to the stamp.

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Stamps with Crystals
Odd Shaped Stamps

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Friday, 17 October 2014

Stamps with Rock Dust - Update

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

Portugal 2010 Ornamental Stones with Pink Marble dust affixed                  


Issue date 02 November 2010  
 CTT Correios de Portugal, S.A.—meaning Postal Services of Portugal, plc—is the national postal service of Portugal. The acronym CTT comes from Correios, Tel├ęgrafos e Telefones—Post, Telegraph and Telephone—the former name of the postal administration.  

The ornamental stones are purely decorative elements in architecture and the decorative arts that can be seen in Portugal. 

This collection was designed by sculptor Jorge Pe-Curto, who carried out a reinterpretation of the traditional Post symbol, also an original and to which was added a touch of fine irony: the postillion on horseback grasping the horn with which in the past he would signal his arrival. This sculpture incorporates seven varieties of stone: lias, Brecha de Santo Antonio, pink marble and Azul de Cascais, Amarelo de Negrais, Escarpao and Moleanos.

Lias and pink marble powder has been embedded in the stamp and souvenir sheet. 

The image of the messenger on horseback is still, to this day, the most common Post symbol, anywhere in the world. Printed by CARTOR Security Printing.

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Stamps with Rock Dust

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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Stamps with Holes/Design Perforations/Cut Outs - Update

Category - Touch
Sub-Category - Stamps with Holes/Design Perforations/Cut Outs / Odd shaped Stamps, Stamps with Micro text Printing   

South Korea 2014 Gold Earings and Painting Stamp   






Issue date 7 August 2014

Korea Post issued 2 definitive stamps featuring 

- "Gold Earings" from Hwango-dong, Gyeongju, excavated from the Hwango-dong tomb no.52 of the Silla Dynasty. The 9 cm long earring is a large thick plain ring with numerous leaf shaped ornaments hanging from it. It is housed in the National Museum of Korea.

- "Gosa Gwansudo Painting of a Lofty Scholar Contemplating Over Water" is a painting from the 15th century and housed in the National Museum of Korea. The painting was drawn on paper in black and white by Kang Hui-an, a painter from the Joseon Dynasty. The viewer can see the scholar calmly contemplating over running water while leaning forward onto a rock.

For prevention of counterfeiting of these high value stamps (KRW 1930 and KRW 3000), the stamps were printed with (1) Optically Variable Ink where character become more prominent when viewing the stamp at different angles, (2) Microtext letters and (3) the Korean Peninsula Map perforation.


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Stamps with Holes
Stamps with Micro text Printing   

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Sunday, 12 October 2014

Stamps with Thermochromic Ink Printing - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps with Thermochromic Ink Printing

Netherlands 2003 Christmas Theme - Stamps with hidden messages printed with thermochromic ink      





Issue date 25 November 2003

TNT Post Netherlands issued a 20 Stamps Miniature Sheet on the Christmas theme with different icons associated with Christmas. Special messages printed with invisible ink appear on each stamp when touched by the heat of the hand.

1) Family - De familielieve vrede (Peace in Family)
2) Open Gift Box - Beseffen dat je geeft (Realized that it is you)
3) Dog and Cat - Miauw van jou (Meow yours..)
4) Tree -Spar me (Fir me)
5) Toast - Op het wij - jaar (To the year)
6) Bell - Samen klinken (Sound Togther)
7) Hand with Pencil - Verwen je pen (Treat your pen)
8) Reindeer Head - Met heel mijn hert (With all my heart)
9) Hand with lucky clover - Gefuk mag! (May Luck)
10) Holly Leaf and Berries - Ons beschreven blad  (Our Magazine described)
11) Candle - Vlam in mij (Flame in me)
12) Eight pointed star - Doe nu een wens! (Now do a wish)
13) Man and Woman talking - De liefde van wij (We love)
14) Snowman - Kou van het leven (coldness of Life)
15) Fireplace - Hou het brandend (Keep it burning)
16) Angel - Jij geeft mij vleugels (You give me wings)
17) Man and Woman dancing - He, durf te dansen (Hey, Dare to dance?)
18) Round Christmas Ornament - Bal zoekt boom (Ball looking tree)
19) Mother and Child - Geluk is groot klein ding (Happiness is Big Small thing)
20) Treetop Ornament - Lang leve de piek! (Long live the peak!)

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Stamps with Thermochromic Ink Printing



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Saturday, 11 October 2014

Stamps with Interactive Games - Update

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


Austria 2014 Die Biene Maja or Maya the Bee Cartoon Jigsaw Puzzle Miniature Sheet




Issue date 29 August 2014 

Austrian Post issued a miniature sheet on the popular comic series "Die Biene Maja" or Maya the Bee in the form of a comic puzzle stamp.

Using your mobile phone, a QR code on the back will take you to an application. Then, activate the "augmented reality" effect to have Maya the Bee fly over the stamp.

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

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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Stamps with World Record - Update

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

Gibraltar 2014 75th Evacuation Anniversary  with 2183 words on stamp





Issue Date 10 September 2014

The story of Gibraltar’s evacuation is one of the few untold stories of the Second World War. May 2014 marks the beginning of the 75th anniversary of this mass-migration. During the Second World War there was a fear that if Nazi Germany and its allies took Gibraltar and the strait, there would have been catastrophic consequences.

The 2183 words have been fitted inside a 40 x 32mm stamp and explain in detail the history of the evacuation of the civilian population of Gibraltar during World War II.The world record breaking £2.00 stamp features the Gibraltar Evacuees Memorial Sculpture situated at Waterport Road.

During the Second World War to accommodate the influx of military personnel required to reinforce the Rock, it was decided that 16,000 civilians who were not deemed essential to its defence, should be evacuated.

Within a matter of weeks over 70% of the total population of Gibraltar was evacuated to French Morocco. Gibraltar’s women, children, elderly and infirm, were torn apart from husbands, fathers, and sons in a time of intense danger. They accepted that hardship with immense courage and as an act of duty and loyalty to Britain.

The stamps will be officially released on Gibraltar’s National Day (10th September 2014) and contains set of 5 stamps commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Evacuation of the civilian population of Gibraltar.

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Stamps with World Record
Stamps with Micro text Printing

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Saturday, 4 October 2014

Personalised Stamps - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - Personalised Stamps


Canada 2014 Maple Leaf Personalised Stamps






Issue date 30 September 2014

Finally got a stamp from my Country of Maple Leafs..The Souvenir sheet depicts the Maple Leafs with the colors of the fall season and the designated amount is a "Permanent" domestic stamp. You do have a choice of selecting other designs from Canada Post.

Do visit the Canada Post website if you need to order your own..Enjoy!!!

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