Saturday, 10 January 2015

Flock Stamps

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Flock Stamps  


Taking a break from posting for a month as on holiday...will post once I come back...

Hong Kong 2011 Lunar New Year Animals - Rat / Ox / Tiger / Rabbit Flock Stamp Set       
 


Issue date 22 January 2011

Hong Kong Post issued a set of 4 stamps depicting the last four Lunar New Year animals on flock paper. the Stamps were printed by Cartor Security Printers through a special printing process which gives a unique velvety feel to the stamps.

Flock Stamps involves an exclusive spraying process where very fine cellulose fibres are applied to the special gummed stamp paper, adding a soft, fabric like, smooth textured, velvety feel to the surface of the stamp.

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Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Stamps with Holes/Design Perforations/Cut Outs - Update

Category - Sight/Touch 
Subcategory - Stamps with Holes/Design Perforations/Cut Outs

Liechtenstein 2007 Nostalgia Stamps with Lace like punched holes                     




Issue date 04 June 2007 

Liechtenstein Post has issued 3 stamps with lace like punched holes with "Nostalgia" as a theme. The first stamp features the theme "POST" Letter Post (CHF 0.85) where a little lady with a dog collects a gift from the Post Office. The second stamp features the theme "COURIER POST" (CHF 1.00) where two girls wearing similar uniform carrying a gift on a hand cart. The third stamp features the theme "AIRMAIL POST" (CHF 1.30) where a swallow is seen carrying a letter on its beak.

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Stamps with Holes/Design Perforations/Cut Outs


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Saturday, 3 January 2015

Odd Shaped Miniature Sheet

Category - Sight
Subcategory - Odd Shaped Miniature Sheet 

This category is for lovers of odd shaped miniature sheet forms with or without odd shaped stamps  

Luxembourg 2012 Children Stories Comic Strip Mils's Adventure




Issue date 15 May 2012

Gab Weis, born in 1926, has been a tireless designer from a very young age. Books, notebooks, bits of scattered paper, school books and other items provide evidence of this since well before the war.
Caricatures, comic strips, illustrations for short stories, neon signs and headings all crossed over his black oak desk, where his eldest son sits today and picked up his pencil, but not his talent for holding an entire generation of young readers speechless, who at the time did not yet know about television...


Mil, the tireless destroyer of a black and white underworld, well scarred and tattooed, mixes it up in a joyous swirl of boxes with Bomlop, Billy Brainless, Metti an Tunni, Himpo and Hampo, Edelmut and Rosalinde, Fos a Klos, and so many others. The list is so long that it reaches up to designers’ heaven where today Gab continues his stories.

Some websites/blogs indicate that there is a glow in the dark feature on the top left stamp, but there is no glow under UV on any of the stamps on the miniature sheet other than the unusual odd form of the miniature sheet. Even the Luxembourg Post website indicated photochromic in has been used on the sheeet.


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Thursday, 1 January 2015

Metal Foil Stamps

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Metal Foil Stamps - Golden Aluminium

Russia 1976 25th Communist Party Congress - Golden Aluminium Foil Stamps       




Issue date 25 February 1976 


On the occasion of the 25th Congress of the Communist Party of the USSR held in Moscow from February 24 to March 5, 1976, Soviet Post issued a stamp printed on Golden Aluminium Foil.



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