Thursday, 30 June 2016

Odd Shaped Stamps - Update

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Subcategory - Odd Shaped Stamps   
   
South Korea 2012 Philatelic Week Fan Shaped Stamps      




Issue date 9 August 2012

On the occasion of 2012 Korea Philatelic Week Exhibition held from August 9 to 13, 2012, South Korea Post has issued 4 fan shaped stamps.
The Special Stamps feature 3 Western korean paintings and 1 Korean painting featuring

- “The Back Alley”, work by Seo Dong Jin, regarded as having played a crucial role in the establishment of the modern watercolor, shows the city as a clean water painting; 

  - “Namhyangjip” (a house facing south), the work by Oh Ji Ho who launched impressionism in a uniquely Korean manner, where the warm spring light fills the canvas; 

- “Tugye” (cockfighting), the work by Lee Joong Seop shows strongly and with an expressionic fight between two cocks; and 

- “Chodong” (early winter), the work by Lee Sang Beom, that shows both the departure from conceptual landscape painting to a more realistic landscape style, as well as the strong lyricism about the country landscape.

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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Cloth Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Cloth Stamps 

Australia Christmas Island 2016 Chinese Lunar New Year of the Monkey Silk Souvenir Sheet 


Gummed and perforated and printed on real silk

Self adhesive with mesh perforations and printed on a silk like rayon paper







Issue date 03 February 2016

The Monkey is the ninth sign in the Chinese Zodiac 12-year cycle. Each Zodiac Sign is also associated with one of the five elements of Chinese astrology, namely: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water.

The year 2016 belongs to the element Fire and thus 2016 is the Year of the Red Fire Monkey.


Those born under the sign are considered witty, mischievous and inquisitive. The Monkey’s love of learning and ability to solve problems make it well suited to careers in finance, science and engineering. 

The Stamps features the mischievous Monkey king character from the Chinese novel, “Journey to the West”, published in the 16th century during the Ming dynasty and attributed to Wu Cheng’en.


The novel is an extended account of the legendary pilgrimage of the Tang dynasty Buddhist monk Xuanzang who along with Monkey king traveled to India, to obtain Buddhist sacred sutras and returned after many trials and much suffering.

The stamp pack above includes 3 minisheets - 1 is a regular minisheet, 2nd is gummed and perforated and printed on real silk, 3nd is self adhesive with mesh perforations and printed on a silk like rayon paper. All 3 minisheets have been embellished with Milford Astor gold foil.

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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

3D - Holographic Stamps - Update

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Subcategory - 3D Hologram 

Indonesia 2016 Indonesia - Thailand Joint Issue Hologram Souvenir Sheet



Issue date 05 May 2016

Indonesian Post has issued a souvenir sheet with special stamps printed as a 3D hologram stamp to commemorate the 66 years of the Diplomatic Relations between Indonesia and Thailand. 

One of the stamp features a Mural painting from the Emerald Buddha temple in Thailand while the other stamp features the paintings of Kamesan. The stamps are self adhesive.


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Monday, 20 June 2016

Wood and Wood Paper Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps made from different material - Wood
  
Djibouti 1985 Bicentennial Birth Celebrations of Jean-Jacques Audubon Wood Stamp  





Issue date 21 January 1985 

The Postal Authorities of the Republic of Djibouti to commemorate Bicentennial Birth Celebrations of Jean-Jacques Audubon has issued a self adhesive miniature sheet featuring a Western Osprey (Also known as Fish Eagle) in the process of catching a fish.

Jean-Jacques Audubon, was an American ornithologist and painter. He was notable for his extensive studies, documenting all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats. He was born on April 26, 1785.

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Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Stamps with Hidden image - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - Stamps with Hidden image

USA 2001 U.S. Capitol Dome Priority Mail and Washington Monument Express Mail Stamps with hidden image



 
Issue date 29 January 2001

US Post in its Priority and Express Mail issues for 2001 has issued stamps featuring Washington, D.C., landmarks (previous issues were of the US Space programs).

The self-adhesive Priority Mail stamp shows the Capitol Dome gleaming against a dark sky. Looking at the stamp through a special U.S.P.S. decoder will reveal scrambled identifying marks saying, "Priority Mail."




The self-adhesive Express Mail stamp features Patricia Fisher’s photograph of the Washington Monument over the Reflecting Pool. Special marks that say, “Express Mail,” can be read on the stamp with the aid of a special U.S.P.S. decoder.




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Monday, 13 June 2016

Cloth Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Cloth Stamps

Japan 2016 G7 Ise Shima Summit Silk Stamp minisheet




Issue date 26 May2016

Japan Post Co., Ltd. to commemorate the holding of G7 Ise Shima Summit (held in Ise Shima region of Mie Prefecture from May 26 to 27, 2016) issued a special silk stamp sheet "Ise-Shima Summit". The sheet has metallic printing which give a holographic effect to the stars and the words on the sheet. 

The G7 Summit will be visited by leaders from following countries Japan, the United States, Britain, France, Germany, and Italy. 2016, in Mie Prefecture Ise Shima region, Japan will hold a summit as a sixth of the Presidency.

Only 20000 sheets were printed.

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Thursday, 9 June 2016

Metal Foil Stamps - Update

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Sub-category -  Metal Foil Stamps - Copper Bronze

Paraguay 1987 Navidad Christmas Painting Copper Bronze foil minisheet 



Issue date 08 December 1987

Paraguay Post to commemorate the festival of Christmas issued a special souvenir sheet on copper bronze foil, a replica of the copper engraving titled "Mother with the Monkey" (c.a. 1498) by famous German Renaissance painter and artist Albrecht Durer (1471–1528)

In Madonna with the Monkey, Dürer shows a young, loving mother holding her chubby baby and a monkey at the bottom left of the engraving.

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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Glow in the Dark Stamp Under UV Stamps - Update

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Subcategory - Glow in the Dark Stamp Under UV Stamps / Stamps with Interactive (QR/Bar/Augmented Reality/C) codes

Indonesia 2016 Total Eclipse Miniature Sheet stamp with glow in the dark effect 







Issue date 23 February 2016 

Indonesian Post on Tuesday officially issued a Total Solar Eclipse special stamp on a miniature sheet with glow in the dark effect. A total solar eclipse occurred on March 9, 2016 and could only be seen from parts of Indonesia.

Total eclipses occur when the moon moves between the Earth and the Sun, and the three bodies align precisely.

The 2016 Total Solar Eclipse stamps consisted of three parts with the background of total solar eclipse chronology, combined with the Indonesian tale of Bathara Kala (God of Time) who swallowed the sun. In mythology, he causes eclipses by trying to eat the Sun or the Moon. 

The stamps are special in that they glow in the dark under UV light. 




The series of the stamps were also the first to be able simulated in Augmented Reality (AR) of total solar eclipse through Android gadgets in 4D-id application. When scanned using the AR app, a picture of the Balinese Hindu God Batara Kala (God of Time) about to swallow the Sun can be seen.





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

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Thursday, 2 June 2016

3D - Motion Stamps - Update

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Subcategory - 3D - Motion Stamps   

New Zealand 2016 Queen Elizabeth II - 90th Birthday 3D Lenticular Stamps 






Issue date 04 May 2016


Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 90th birthday on 21 April 2016, NZ post to commemorate this event has issued a special series of lenticular stamps that encapsulate the breadth and longevity of her life and reign as a sovereign.

The miniature sheet has 3 lenticular stamps, with each stamp having 3 images - The images take us from the Queen's christening in 1926 right through to her attendance at the 2015 Anzac commemorations in London. 


 Image 1 - Birth of Princess 1926, Childhood in London 1936, Royal Wedding 1947


Image 2 - Family time 1949, NZ Parliament opening 1963, Royal Visit 1977


Image 3 - Royal Visit 1985, Royal Visit 2002, Anzac Centenary Commemoration 2015


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