Tuesday, 28 April 2015

3D - Anaglyph Stamps - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - 3D Anaglyph Stamps 

Italy 1956 Italy's Admission to the UN Anaglyph Stamp set



Issue date 29 December 1956

Italian Post issued 2 anaglyph stamps valued at 25 and 60 Lire with glasses to commemorate Italy's admission to the UN in 1956.  The stamps were graphically innovative print anaglyphs, by wearing specially issued glasses with one red lens and one blue, viewers could see the printed images in three dimensions. 

A cellophane glasses with red and blue lens was also issued with these stamps. (not in my collection)

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3D - Anaglyph Stamps


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Sunday, 26 April 2015

Stamps with Scratch Off Printing - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps with Scratch off coatings

France 2015 Collector Stamps - Lucky Charms Scratch Stamp featuring Star and Clover Leaf Design












Issue date 02 February 2015

La Poste France has issued 2 sets of collector stamps with each set containing a special Scratch off section on the stamp along with 5 self adhesive stamps. The code on the scratch stamp can be put on the La Poste website dedicated to these set of stamps to win iphones, television sets and other prizes.

One set features the Lucky Star with the scratch stamp and the second set features a Lucky Clover Leaf. The scratch stamps have the Green Letter value for 20g of postage.

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Stamps with Scratch Off Printing 

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Thursday, 23 April 2015

Stamp with Special Metallic Ink

Category Sight
Subcategory - Stamp with Special Metallic Ink

This category is a one of a kind where the stamp is printed with a special metallic ink so that the stamp can be attracted by magnets.

Italy 2010 Made in Italy - Federaccai Centenary






Issue date 28 June 2010

Post Italiane issued of a stamp in the “Made in Italy” series, dedicated to Federacciai, on the centenary of the inauguration of the complete continuous iron and steel casting plant in Bagnoli, the first in Italy.

The stamp shows the Federacciai logo with the name standing out at the top on a grey background. At the bottom, a series of geometric and chiaroscuro effects appear to create a block of steel.

The words “MADE IN ITALY”, “ITALIA”, and the denomination “€ 3,30” complete the stamp

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Monday, 20 April 2015

Flock Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Flock Stamps

Luxembourg 2014 Christmas - Flock Stamps




Issue date 02 December 2014

To promote the message of Peace and Hope at Christmas time, Luxembourg Post has issued 2 stamps featuring a Fox and a Rabbit in one stamp and an Owl and a Mouse in another stamp. 

The stamps have been printed on flocked paper which gives a textured feel to the surface of the stamp.

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Flock Stamps


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Friday, 17 April 2015

Stamps with Thermochromic Ink Printing - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps with Thermochromic Ink Printing

New Zealand 2006 Gold Rush Era Souvenir sheet with Stamp printed with Thermochromic Ink




                               

                                          

                                          
                                
                        
                             


Issue date 6 September 2006

New Zealand Post issued a Souvenir Sheet commemorating the Gold Rush Era with the following description

Gold rush – gold panning c1880s - 45c
Printed with a thermochromic (heat sensitive) ink which reveals gold nuggets in the pan when heat from the hand is applied to the pan area.

Gold rush – c1868, Kuranui, Thames - 90c
Gold was first discovered in Thames on 10 August 1867, by prospector William Hunt. This momentous event heralded years of affluence for the town, with gold production topping £1 million at its peak. Towards the end of the century, Thames had become New Zealand’s largest population centre, with 18,000 inhabitants and more than 100 hotels and three theatres – in contrast to today, with its population of around 7,000 and only four hotels.

Gold rush – c1900s, Tuapeka, Otago - $1.35
The Otago gold rush attracted thousands of prospectors to the province, including many Chinese miners – invited especially by the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce in an initiative that aimed to redress a recent exodus of valued labour to the newly discovered West Coast goldfields. The first Chinese immigrants arrived in 1866 from Australia, and by 1869 more than 2,000 had come to the land they would call the ‘New Gold Mountain’.

Gold rush – c1901, Roxburgh - $1.50 
Getting hard-won gold from its source to the world beyond the mine was an important matter for the miners, with security an overriding concern. Entrepreneurs like Australian Charles Cole soon recognised and seized this niche business opportunity, bringing horses and coaches into valuable service. This 1901 photograph captures the last Otago gold escort, complete with driver and his escorts: policemen and Bank of New Zealand staff.

Gold rush – c1900s - $2.00
Otago’s principal port, Dunedin, flourished under the influence of the gold rush. It rapidly became New Zealand’s commercial and industrial hub and a bustling hive of building activity. Manufacturing operations – notably engineering works and breweries – thrived and the population swelled, increasing from just 2,400 in 1854 to around 16,000 in 1864. Many of today’s best-known New Zealand businesses had their origins in Dunedin glorious heyday.

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Stamps with Thermochromic Ink Printing

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Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Odd Shaped Stamps - Update

Category - Sight/Touch
Subcategory - Odd Shaped Stamps/3D Holographic Stamps/  Embossed Stamps

Canada 2015 Dinosaurs of Canada - Odd shaped Stamps



Issue date 13 April 2015

Canada Post brings to life five prehistoric animals that once roamed Canada. The animals pulse with life, charged by the multilevel embossing and holographic foiling used in most of the designs.The stamps have been  treated with holographic foil and multilevel embossing to create a 3D effect on the souvenir sheet only and not on the booklet. The stamps are Permanent Stamps for domestic mail value.

The animals depicted (in clockwise direction Top left to Top right to Bottom right to Bottom left) are:

Chasmosaurus belli, a relative of the famous Triceratops. Its large frill was supported by a bony framework that was likely used for display, not defence. A baby Chasmosaurus was recently found in Dinosaur Provincial Park. It was less than three years old when it died. (Top Left Stamp above)

Tyrannosaurus rex, the “tyrant king” of dinosaurs.High school teacher Robert Gebhardt discovered one of the largest and most complete skeletons of its kind in Saskatchewan in 1991. The skeleton has been nicknamed “Scotty.” (Top Middle Stamp above)

Ornithomimus edmontonicus, now known to have sported long arm feathers. It used its speed to outrun predators and to hunt for prey, which included small lizards and mammals.  (Top Right Stamp above)

Tylosaurus pembinensis, a giant sea-dwelling reptile that could open its jaws wide like a snake and swallow large prey. It patrolled the inland sea that divided North America 80 million years ago. A skeleton displayed at the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Modern, Man. is the largest mosasaur skeleton on exhibit in the world. Nicknamed “Bruce,” the centre refers to it as “the T. rex of the sea.” (Bottom Right Stamp above)


Euoplocephalus tutus, an herb-eater that was known for its spiky, plated armour. Its complex and unusual series of nasal passages may have warmed inhaled air, improved the animal’s sense of smell or helped it vocalize. (Bottom Left Stamp above).



Souvenir Sheet - Front


Souvenir Sheet - Back



Holographic Printing



Embossing Seen on the Back of Souvenir Sheet only


The stamps are also available in booklets of 10 (but there is no embossing on these stamps - only odd shape with holographic printing.




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3D Holographic Stamps
Embossed Stamps


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Monday, 13 April 2015

Stamps with Holes/Design Perforations/Cut Outs - Update

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

Liechtenstein 2004 Christmas Stamps with Lace like punched holes         




Issue date 22 November 2004 

To celebrate Christmas - Liechtenstein Post issued a 3 stamps featuring laser cut perforated lace fringe. 

For the festive season of Christmas - the 3 stamps depicts images of
The Annunciation
The Holy Family
The Three Kings


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Stamps with Holes/Design Perforations/Cut Outs


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Saturday, 11 April 2015

Embossed Gold Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Embossed Gold Stamps

Malaysia 2014 - Malaysia World Youth Stamp Exhibition 2014 Day 6 Malay Folk Stories Miniature Sheet stamp with gold foil printing   





Issue date 6 Dec 2014

On the occasion of the Malaysia World Youth Stamp Exhibition 2014 (KLwyse) held from December 1st to 6th 2014 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) a special miniature sheet featuring  Malay Folk Stories released on the sixth day of the exhibition. 

The Malay Folk Stories-themed miniature sheet depicts one of the most captivating tales of Malaysian folklore, the Princess of Gunung Ledang with gold foil printing on the ornaments adorned and fan held by the princess on the miniature sheet.

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Embossed Gold Stamps

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Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Photomosiac Stamps - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - Photomosaic Stamp

Mayreau Island St. Vincent Grenadines 2013 President Nelson Mandela in Memoriam     





Issue date 15 Dec 2013

Mayreau Island St. Vincent Grenadines issued a photomosiac stamp in memory of South African President Nelson Mandela who died in south Africa on 5 December 2013. Photomosiac made from pictures of Nelson Mandela.

The sheetlet contains 6 stamps of $3.15 each.
  
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Photomosiac Stamps


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Saturday, 4 April 2015

Stamps with Hidden image

Category - Sight
Subcategory - Stamps with Hidden image

This category of stamps require a polarized viewer to see the hidden image on the stamp. These hidden images are printed as a security feature.

Indonesia 2014 Postal Service with Image Scanner





Images hidden on Stamp seen through an image scanner



Image Scanner


Issue date 26 August 2014

POS Indonesia has issued two stamps to commemorate the Postal Service in Indonesia. These stamps feature 3 hidden image each as a security feature which can only be seen with a polarized image scanner.

On the stamps you find the following hidden image "10" or "20", "NKRI" and the "Garuda" silhouette.

These are anti-forging security features implemented by POS Indonesia.

HongKong Post had issued stamps featuring an image scanner sometime back with the Tangram sheetlet

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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Wood and Wood Paper Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps made from different material - Wood

Malaysia 2015 Farm Animals featuring a Goat (Year of the Goat) on a Wood stamp




Issue date 16 February 2015

POS Malaysia has issued a special miniature sheet priced at MYR15 on the occasion of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Goat which is made of wood.

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Wood and Wood Paper Stamps



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