Thursday, 28 April 2016

Odd Shaped Stamps - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - Odd Shaped Stamps 

New Zealand 2015 ICC World cup Miniature sheet with Round Stamps  



Issue date 04 February 2015

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 was jointly hosted by New Zealand and Australia. To commemorate this sporting event New Zealand Post issued a special miniature sheet featuring 14 cricket ball-shaped self adhesive stamps of 80 cents each - one for each team competing in the ICC Cricket World Cup: New Zealand, Sri Lanka, England, Australia, Scotland, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, South Africa, Zimbabwe, India, Pakistan, West Indies, Ireland and the United Arab Emirates.

All the stamps features the official flag of their country except for the Ireland one. The reason a shamrock is shown on the Ireland ICC Cricket World Cup stamp rather than the Irish Tricolour flag is that the Ireland team was a joint team comprising players from the Republic of Eire and Northern Ireland.

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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Scented Stamps - Update

Category - Smell / Sight
Subcategory - Scented Stamps / Odd shaped Stamps / Embossed Stamps

France 2016 UEFA Euro Cup Round shaped Scented Stamps with Star perforations




Issue date 25 March 2016

The 2016 UEFA European Championship (UEFA Euro 2016) is scheduled to be held in France from June 10 to July 10. For the first time, 24 teams will participate in the final tournament.

The round stamp is scented with the smell of grass and has star-shaped perforation. The ball on the stamp has an embossing effect.



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Scented Stamps 
Odd Shaped Stamps
Embossed Stamps


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Thursday, 21 April 2016

Embossed Gold Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Embossed Gold Stamps

India 2015 3rd India Africa Forum Summit Gold foil - Copper foil embossed stamp




Issue date 29 October 2015

On the occasion of the  "3rd India Africa Forum Summit" at New Delhi, India, India Post released a set of 6 commemorative stamps on an innovative miniature sheet with hot foil stamping and embossing. The Indian Rhino, African Rhino and Black Buck are Hot foil stamped with Gun metal foil, the two Lions with Gold foil and the Thomson Gazelle with Copper foil and all these stamps are embossed.




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Embossed Gold Stamps

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Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Silver Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Silver Stamps

Belgium 2015 175 years of Independence Silver Stamp pack








Issue date 21 July 2005

Belgium issued a silver stamp, commemorating 175 years of Belgium and 25 years of federalism. The Stamp features the first King of the Belgians, Leopold I and the 6th (current) King Albert II. The stamp was sold in a souvenir box, together with a sheetlet, depicting all royal couples.

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Silver Stamps


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Thursday, 14 April 2016

Cloth Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Cloth Stamps / Odd Shaped Stamps

Argentina 2009 Argentine's Sport Idols II - Guillermo Vilas with Odd shaped stamps with a tennis ball felt texture





Issue date 26 September 2009 

As part of a series of souvenir sheets called Argentine's Sport Idols II, Argentina Post has issued a special sheet celebrating the superior skills of tennis player Guillermo Vilas. The round tennis ball stamp has the felt texture of a tennis ball. 



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Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Stamps with Vinyl Disc Form - Update

Category - Touch
Sub-Category - Stamps with Vinyl Disc Form /  Odd shaped Stamps

Bhutan 1973 Phonographic Record Stamps




Issue date 15 April 1973

Bhutan Post issued the first "Talking Stamps" which were fully functional phonographic records. This self adhesive set of 7 records stamps, played clips from the National Anthem of Bhutan or a narration on the history of Bhutan. The Narrator was an American Entrepreneur "Burt Todd" who created special stamps for the Bhutan Post at the request of the Bhutan Royal Family.

You can hear the clip recording below (Courtesy of WFMU)

Bhutan clip recording 1

Bhutan clip recording 2


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Stamps with Vinyl Disc Form
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Friday, 8 April 2016

Wood and Wood Paper Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps with Wood materials affixed / Odd shaped Stamps

Taiwan 2016 Painting Calligraphy on Fan shaped with Bamboo wood affixed





Issue date 13 Jan 2016

Chunghwa Post Co. Ltd. (Taiwan Postal Authority) has issued a fan-shaped stamp with affixed bamboo chips featuring a seven-character, eight-line poem in semicursive script by Ming dynasty (1368-1644) painter Wen Zengming. The fan is a prized exhibit of the National Museum of History.

Wen was a prominent painter and calligrapher, and lauded as one of the Four Great Masters of the Ming dynasty with Shen Zhou, Tang Yin, and Qiu Ying. His signature penmanship includes the small regular script and running script. This particular piece is a seven-character regulated verse ("qil├╝").

The NT$80 sheet has a fan shaped stamp with bamboo chips affixed.




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Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Stamps with Hidden image - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - Stamps with Hidden image    

USA 1999 Xtreme Sports Stamps with hidden images 




Issue date 25 June 1999

The X Games, produced by sports network ESPN, is one of the largest extreme sports competitions in the U.S. The event brings together the top athletes in sports like sky surfing and bicycle stunt riding. The 1999 “Xtreme Sports” stamps were issued at the games in San Francisco.

Skateboarding developed in California in the 1930s from surfing, a sport that requires similar skills. Polyurethane wheels and flexible boards led to “trick” style skating, which can be performed on streets, ramps, or specially designed “half pipes” (U-shaped ramps).

BMX (bicycle motocross) became popular in the 1970s in an attempt to duplicate conditions faced by Motorcycle Motocross racers. Participants race on tracks that have bumps and sharp turns. BMX bikes have small frames, large, knobby wheels, and a high seat.

Inline skating began in 1980 as a training exercise for hockey players during the warm months of the off-season. The activity became a national craze in the 1990s, when the number of inline skaters increased from 12.6 million in 1993 to 29.1 million in 1997.

Snowboarding’s popularity has grown dramatically since its introduction in 1963, when Sherman Poppen bound two skis together. The sport gained world attention during the 1998 winter Olympics.



Skateboarding, Hidden Image: “GNARLY”


BMX biking, Hidden Image: “RAD”



Inline skating, Hidden Image: “PHAT”


Snowboarding, Hidden Image: “SWEET”




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Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Stamps with Crystals - Update

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

Sao Tome and Principe 2016 Lord Venkateswara Miniature Sheet with Green Swarovski Stamp






Issue date 21 May 2016

Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe, a Portuguese-speaking Central African Country has issued a limited edition of an odd shaped miniature sheet with a pentagonal stamp featuring a green Swarovski on the forehead of Lord Venkateswara.

Venkateswara also known as Srinivasa, Balaji, Venkata and Venkatacalapati, is a form of the Hindu God Vishnu. Venkateswara's most prominent shrine is the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple located in Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh in Southern India.


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Odd Shaped Stamps
Odd Shaped Miniature Shee


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Friday, 1 April 2016

Embossed Gold - Silver Stamps Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Embossed Gold - Silver Stamps 

Hong Kong 2016 Gold and Silver Stamp Sheetlet on Lunar New Year Animals – Ram / Monkey









Issue date 16 January 2016

As the Chinese Lunar New Year arrives, the Ram and the Monkey have paired up to join the celebration. This stamp sheetlet issued by Hong Kong Post presents the Ram in silver foil and the Monkey in 22K gold-plate.

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Embossed Gold - Silver Stamps


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