Thursday, 29 October 2015

Stamps with Seeds - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamp with seeds

Thailand 2011 Rice Seed Stamp





Issue date 17 Feb 2011

Thailand's first rice-seed postage stamp and valuable with the Royal Selected Rice Seeds for the use in the Royal Ploughing Ceremony 2010.

To honour H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 83rd birthday and to show gratitude for what he has done for his subjects, Thailand Post has attached rice grains given by the King to this set of postage stamps to add value to the collection.

Re-arranging my earlier blog to reflect correct category.

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Stamps with Seeds

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Monday, 26 October 2015

Miniature Sheets with Materials Affixed

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Miniature Sheets with Materials Affixed

This subcategory is started to address miniature sheets issued by some countries with materials affixed on the sheet and not on the stamps

Belgium 2015 - the Grand-Place of Mons featuring the annual folk festival of the " Doudou"




Issue date 01 June 2015

Bpost has issued a special miniature sheet commemorating the City of Mons which has been designated as European Capital of Culture for the year 2015.

The miniature sheet with 5 stamps features the main buildings in the Grand Place in Mons -  a. Hotel of the White Greyhound b . City Hall c . Chapel of St. George . Hotel Imperial Crown e . Theatre Royal

The Ducasse de Mons or Doudou is a popular festival that happens every year on Trinity Sunday (57 days after Easter) in the town of Mons in Belgium. 

During Sunday's Trinity, the first Sunday after Pentecost, the Grand Place is transformed into a large battlefield for Lume├žon. This is the fight between Saint George, which represents the good, and the dragon, symbolizing evil. 

The combat happens on the central square of Mons. The length of the dragon is about 10 metres long. The end of his tail is covered with horses' hairs.  The dragon gives also attacks the public with his tail.  People try to take the mane of the tail because it is said to bring luck for a year.

It is for this reason that a horse horsehair is offered during the show . This authentic hair is fixed on the miniature sheet and can be easily removed . It measures about 25 cm, the ideal size to carry it around the wrist to bring a year of good luck.

 
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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Odd Shaped Stamps - Update

Category - Sight/Touch
Subcategory - Odd Shaped Stamps/  Embossed Gold Stamps

Austria 2014 - 25 Years of the Vienna Philharmonic Gold Coin Embossed Stamps   


Issue date 05 November 2014

To commemorate 25th Anniversary of the Vienna Philharmonic, Austria Post has issued a set of Gold foil stamp. One side of the coin on the stamp depicts the "Great Hall" of Viennese Music Association, Wiener Musikverein which is the home to the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (Wiener Philharmoniker).  The other side of the coin on the next stamp has various musical instruments like the Vienna horn, Bassoon, Harp, Violin (4 of them) and  the Cello.

The stamps are round in shape and embossed with gold foil.

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Embossed Gold Stamps
Odd shaped stamps    

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Thursday, 15 October 2015

Multi-Sensory Stamps Sets - Update

Category - Multi sensory with a varied combination of Sight, feel, smell, taste and/or hearing features

Ireland 2015 The Five Senses Stamps Set


Hearing - Thermographic printing

Taste - Strawberry flavoured gum

Touch - Thermochromic printing

Smell - Mint fragrance

Sight - Transparent Stamp


Issue date 10 September 2015

EIRE Post issued a set of 5 innovative stamps featuring the human senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch.

The 70c stamp features Taste where strawberry flavored gum has been applied to the back of the stamp.

The €1.05 stamp features Touch – where thermochromic ink has been used, so that when the hand illustration is touched, it changes color.

The €1.25 stamp feature Sight – printed on transparent paper, when you pick up the stamp you can see through it.

The €1.70 stamp feature Hearing with thermography so that when the stamp is rubbed it creates a sound.

The €2.80 stamp feature Smell with a mint fragrance has been added to the surface of the stamp.

Click the link to see a video on the same.

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Multi-Sensory Stamps Sets

Flavoured Stamps
Transparent Stamps
Stamps with Thermographic printing
Scented Stamps
Stamps with Thermochromic Ink Printing 
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Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Scented Stamps - Update

Category - Smell/Sight/Touch
Subcategory - Scented Stamps / Odd shaped stamp / Stamps with Holes/Design Perforations/Cut Outs

Thailand 2014 Symbol of Love Valentine Day - Heart Shaped - Floral Scented - Stamp with holes


Front


Back

Issue date 07 February 2014

Thailand Post has issued a set of 2 special stamps to commemorate Valentine's Day in the form of 2 heart shaped stamps along with a heart shaped and hand designed perforation within the heart shaped stamps along with heart shaped and butterfly perforations on the outside of the heart shaped stamps. The stamp also has a floral scent.


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

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Sunday, 11 October 2015

Cloth Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Cloth Stamps

Jersey 2015 Queen Elizabeth II The Longest Reigning British Monarch Silk Miniature Sheet




Issue date 9 September 2015

Jersey Post has issued a Silk Miniature Sheet commemorating Queen Elizabeth II - The longest reigning British Monarch. The miniature sheet features a painting commissioned by Buckingham Palace to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2013 depicting the Queen standing on the Cosmati pavement, the spot where every English Monarch has been crowned since it was commissioned by King Henry III in the 13th century.

Princess Elizabeth, aged 25, acceded the throne on the death of her father King George VI on 6 February 1952. On September 9, 2015 Queen Elizabeth II will become the longest reigning British Monarch surpassing the reign of her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria who ruled for precisely 23,226 days, 16 hours and 23 minutes.

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Cloth Stamps

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Saturday, 10 October 2015

Stamps with Hidden image - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - Stamps with Hidden image / Stamps with Micro text Printing   

USA  1997 US Air Force Thunderbirds - Stamps with Hidden Image




Issue date 14 October 1997

US Postal Service to commemorate the US Air Force 50th anniversary has issued a 32¢ stamp showcasing the Thunderbirds jet demonstration squad. 



Microprinting of UNITED STATES AIR FORCE on all four jets, THUNDERBIRDS on tail of bottom left jet, on 32¢ 1997 Air Force Thunderbirds stamp.




Scrambled Indicia® pattern (facsimile) from 32¢ 1997 Air Force Thunderbirds stamp, a feature visible only through a special decoder lens.






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Stamps with Hidden image
Stamps with Micro text Printing   

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Friday, 9 October 2015

Stamps with Leather - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps made of Leather / Stamps with Crystals / Odd Shaped Stamps

Austria 2015 Alpine Lederhosen - Leather Stamp with Swarovski Crystals



Issue Date 24 September 2015

Austria Post has issued an innovative stamp in the form of a Lederhosen (Leather breeches) enhanced with 6 Swarovksi Crystals.

Lederhosen may be either short or knee-length with buttoned fly flap which is one of the traditional costumes in Austria’s provinces. They are usually made out of deerskin (in this stamp made of Alcantara leather and lasercut), sewn by hand and short for daily wear with the buttons usually made of buckhorn. The buckhorn buttons has been replaced by Swarovski crystals for the stamp.

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Stamps with Leather
Stamps with Crystals
Odd Shaped Stamps


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Thursday, 8 October 2015

3D - Holographic Stamps - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - 3D Hologram 

Canada 2015 Haunted Canada with 3D Hologram Image







Issue date 14 September 2015

The souvenir sheet issued by Canada Post features 5 permanent (Domestic) Haunted Canada stamps, each depicting a hair-raising ghostly tale from across Canada, printed in six colour ink with a holographic foil finish,

From left to right, the top row of stamps depict the Headless Brakemen from Vancouver’s Gastown, an ox cart apparition passing down a Manitoba pathway, and the grieving Grey Lady of the Halifax Citadel. 

Below, the left-hand stamp shows Quebec’s Marie-Josephte Corriveau, whose ghost wandered the woods after she was executed for killing her husband, while the stamp on the right illustrates the strange spirits inhabiting a Yukon hotel.


On the lower left of the sheet, a sinister raven coated in rain drops perches on a branch in a dark, misty wood. 

These five permanent stamps are the second edition of the Haunted Canada series, following the five released in 2014. 

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3D - Holographic Stamps


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Sunday, 4 October 2015

Trading Card Size Stamps - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - Trading Card Size Stamps

Canada 2015 The Game Savers - NHL Canadian Goalies






Issue date 2 October 2015

Canada Post issued 6 trading card  sized stamps featuring the Great Canadian Goalies - Johnny Bower of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils, Ken Dryden and Gump Worsley of the Montreal Canadiens, Tony Esposito of the Chicago Blackhawks and Bernie Parent of the Philadelphia Flyers. 

On the front of each stamp features a action shot of the individual goaltender with the player’s name and the logo of his main NHL team, all set against a hockey net background. Listed on the back, hockey card-style, are the player’s hometown and birthdate, NHL career history, statistics, and awards.

These stamps are issued in pack of 6 Stamps - One in 40 packs contains an exclusive autographed stamp souvenir sheet from Johnny Bower, Martin Brodeur, Tony Esposito or Bernie Parent. Odds of getting an autographed stamp souvenir sheet are 1 in 40 based on the entire production run.

Each stamp has a value of CAD 1.80 - the oversized mail rate (2015)

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Trading Card Size Stamps

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