Saturday, 29 October 2016

Stamps with Thermochromic Ink Printing - Update

Category -  Touch 
Subcategory - Stamps with Thermochromic Ink Printing

Spain 2016 School Civic Values - Solidarity Stamps with thermochromic ink printing



Issue date 21 September 2016

Solidarity is an attitude that is learned in the classroom at an early age. It involves showing attachment to others in certain causes and sharing their interests and needs. Solidarity implies affection, support, empathy and brings a feeling of brotherhood.

Correos Spain has issued a special sheet with 6 stamps printed with thermochromic ink which contains a word search jumble of spanish words which emphasises the solidarity values like “help the sick”, “help the disabled”, “against abuse”, “help the elderly”, “help the needy”, and “against racism”. These spanish words appear in the word search jumble when a finger is run across each stamps and other words around these solidarity words disappear when pressed by the finger. 


video


Spoiler Alert

The spanish words in the word search jumble are 
“con los enfermos” - “help the sick”, 
“con la discapacidad” -  “help the disabled” , 
“contra el maltrato” - “against abuse”, 
“con la tercera edad” - “help the elderly” , 
“con los necesitados” - “help the needy” , 
“contra el racismo” - “against racism”




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Stamps with Thermochromic Ink Printing

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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Glow in the Dark Stamp Under UV Stamps - Update

Category - Sight  
Subcategory - Glow in the Dark Stamp Under UV Stamps 

South Africa 2001 Bats of South Africa with glow in the dark printing

Issue date 22 June 2001

South Africa Post has issued a special stamp sheet featuring the bats of South Africa. The stamps on the sheets are self adhesive .

The bats features on the stamp sheet are 

Cape horseshoe bat 
Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bat
Egyptian Fruit Bat
Egyptian Free-tailed Bat 
Welwitsch's hairy bat
Short eared trident bat
De Wintons's long eared bat
Schreiber's long fingered bat
Common slit faced bat
Large eared free tail bat

The sheet also features phosphorous fluorescent printing on the heading and the moon glows in the dark under UV light



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Glow in the Dark Stamp Under UV Stamps 


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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Odd Shaped Miniature Sheet - Update

Category - Sight 
Subcategory - Odd Shaped Miniature Sheet

Gibraltar 2004 Tribute to Football Odd shaped Miniature Sheet 


Issue date 06 June 2004

Gibraltar Post has issued a special round shaped miniature sheet featuring 4 stamps as a tribute to European football which come together to play the UEFA cup from 12 June and 4 July 2004 where in 16 European teams will participate.

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Odd Shaped Miniature Sheet

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Monday, 24 October 2016

Stamps with Interactive Games - Update

Category - Sight 
Subcategory - Stamps with Interactive Games/ Odd Shaped Stamps    

UK 2006 Fun Fruit 'n' Veg Smilers Sheet




Issue date - 7 March 2006

Royal Mail has issued a special Smiler Sheet consisting of 20 x 1st class stamps with customisable "Fun Fruit 'n' Veg" stamps originally issued in 2003. The stamps are odd shaped stamps.

Hats, eyes, noses, etc are printed in the sheet border; these may be peeled off and to make characters on the stamps, in the style of Mr Potato Head. The cartoon word bubbles can be customised and written along with the stamp for greetings etc...

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Stamps with Interactive Games
Odd Shaped Stamps

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Sunday, 23 October 2016

Metal Foil Stamps - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - Metal Foil Stamps - Tin foil  

Bolivia 1986 Bob Sled Calgary 1988 on Tin Foil Miniature Sheet 



Issue date 25 September 1986

A special tin foil stamps on a Miniature Sheet. featuring Hans Stanggassinger and Franz Wembacher (Germany) winners of the Gold Medal of the two person Luge competition at the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics and training for another win at the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics, was issued by Bolivia Postal Authorities. 

One of the stamps featured on the miniature sheet was a stamp on a stamp issued in 1978 on the Mountain Illimani and the other stamp on stamp featuring the Bolivian Coat of Arms Stamp issued in 1974


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Metal Foil Stamps



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Friday, 21 October 2016

Cloth Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Cloth Stamps  

Colombia 2016 Rio Olympics Silk Miniature Sheet




Issue date 7 July 2016

Colombia Post to commemorate the Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil has issued a special Silk miniature sheet featuring the Peace Dove. 

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Cloth Stamps


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Thursday, 20 October 2016

Flock Stamps - Update

Category - Touch / Smell 
Subcategory - Flock Stamps / Scented Stamps 

Colombia 2016 Signing of the Peace Agreement Flock Scented Stamp




Issue date 13 September 2016

Colombia Post to commemorate the signing of the Peace Agreement between the Colombian Government and the FARC with the issue a special flock stamp with an olive scented odour.

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Flock Stamps
Scented Stamps


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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Cloth Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Cloth Stamps

Austria 2016 Dirndl Embroidery Stamp




Issue date 22 September 2016 

Post AG has issued the worlds first silhouette embroidered self adhesive stamp of a Dirndl. A Dirndl is a traditional women dress worn in Austria, South Tyrol and Bavaria which is based on the traditional clothing of Alps peasants.

Each Dirndl stamp, made by Hammerle & Vogel, used three thread colors: red, green and white, forming the embroidered silhouette.The blouse is made in off-white thread while the apron was done in the same color but using a different stitch.

The country name “Austria” is stitched in red down the right side of the stamp, starting at the bottom of the green bow. Like the bow on the apron, the 6.30 denomination was stitched with eye-catching green threads.

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Cloth Stamps

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Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Fish Skin Stamps

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Fish Skin Stamps

Faroe Islands 2016 Fish Skin Stamps





Issue date 26 September 2016

Posta Faroe Islands has issued a special DKK 50,00 stamp featuring a piece of Atlantic Cod Skin on the stamp which has been supplied by fish exporter Nevið in Runavík, tanned by Atlantic Leather in Iceland and printed by Cartor in France. This is a worlds first Fish Skin on a Stamp.

The Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) is commonly found in the waters around the Faroe Islands and Iceland, as well as Greenland - and from Labrador in the north to North Carolina in the south. Tanning of fish skin an ancient art and cod fish leather if properly treated is often stronger than ordinary cowhide.

The size of fish skins have made them especially well-suited for producing smaller items, such as  shoes, bags, purses and watchbands. Sewn together, they can also be used in the garment industry and to upholster furniture.

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Thursday, 13 October 2016

Scented Stamps - Update

Category - Smell 
Subcategory - Scented Stamps / Stamps with Interactive (QR/Bar/Augmented Reality/C) codes  
 
Grenada 2011 Chocolate Theme Cocoa Export - Cocoa Scented MS 





 Issue Date 26 October 2011

Grenada Post has issued 2 sheets of Chocolate themed stamps commemorating the Export of Cocoa from the country. 

The first sheet depicts nine stamps with oval shaped chocolates while the second sheet depicts nine stamps with chocolate brownie as the theme in the usage of chocolate. The QR code in the second sheet gives one an access to a brownie recipe.

Both the sheets are printed with a Cocoa scent.

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

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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Odd Shaped Stamps - Update

Category - Sight 
Subcategory - Odd Shaped Stamps   

Sierra Leone 1964 NY World Fair 64 - Land on Iron and Diamonds Odd shaped Stamps


Picture taken from the net -  Regular Mail Set released during NYWF64


Picture taken from the net - Airmail set released during NYWF64


Issue date 10 February 1964

Sierra Leone issued 7 stamps from the "Land of Iron and Diamonds." before the start of the New York World Fair in 1964. These die cut stamps were in the shape of the Geographical Map of the country. They are the Sierra Leone's First Self Adhesive Stamps, 


Scanned image from my collection with green backing paper for Regular Mail

The regular mail issues have green backing paper. The symbol at the center of the stamp is a Griffin.


Scanned image from my collection with yellow backing paper for Airmail

At the same time as the regular Sierra Leone stamps were released, seven airmail versions of the New York World's Fair stamps were issued. These self-adhesive airmail stamps have yellow backing paper and with the image of the Unisphere replacing the Griffin at the center of the stamp.

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Odd Shaped Stamps

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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Flavoured Stamps - Update

Category - Taste
Subcategory - Stamps with flavored Gum

Germany 1955 Adalbert Stifter peppermint flavored gum





Issue date 22 October 1955

Deutsche Post  to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of the Austrian poet Adalbert Stifter (1805-1868) has issued a 10 Pf. denomination stamp with peppermint flavored gum on the back. This was first in the series of stamps issued by Deutsche Post (German postal authorities) which featured a peppermint gum backed stamps.

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Flavoured Stamps

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Thursday, 6 October 2016

Stamps with Holes/Design Perforations/Cut Outs - Update

Category - Touch 
Subcategory - Stamps with Holes/Design Perforations/Cut Outs / Odd Shaped Stamps/ Stamps with Microtext

Sweden 2009 Journey into Space Stamp booklet with stamps with holes





Microtext on the side of the suit


Issue Date 24 September 2009

The Sweden Postal Service has issued 5 new booklet stamps "Journey into Space" featuring 4 triangle and one quadrangle shaped stamps. Each of the stamps depicts different events on the space mission STS-116 with Sweden Astronaut Christer Fuglesang's and 6 other NASA astronauts. The mission astronauts connected a new power and cooling system to the space station. 

The edge of Christer Fuglesang’s suit on the stamp bears the micro text “My, my, at Waterloo Napoleon did surrender”. The ABBA song Waterloo was a greeting via space control from Fuglesang’s family to the crew. 

All of the stars on the booklet pane have been star shaped cut outs on the stamps and on the booklet pane.

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Stamps with Holes
Odd Shaped Stamps
Stamps with Micro text Printing



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Tuesday, 4 October 2016

3D - Holographic Stamps - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - 3D Hologram   

USA 2000 Landing on the moon Hologram stamp




Issue date 8 July 2000

To commemorate the Apollo space program which landed the first man on the moon, USPS issued a souvenir sheet with a special stamp with hologram with Express Postage rate of USD 11.75. An April 1972 photo taken by Apollo 16 mission commander John Young is shown on the souvenir sheet of lunar module pilot Charles M. Duke, Jr., collecting samples near the Plum crater. The hologram on the stamp shows the image of a lunar lander hovering just above the moon's surface.

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Saturday, 1 October 2016

Embossed Gold Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Embossed Gold Stamps

Republic De Guinee 1989 - International Stamp Exhibition "Philexfrance 89"  and the 200th Anniversary of French Revolution - Battle of Tuileries 1792 Gold foil embossed stamp




Issue date 7 July 1989

Guinea Post to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of French Revolution at International Stamp Exhibition "Philexfrance 89" has issued a gold foil embossed stamp on a Miniature sheet featuring Battle of Tuileries 1792.

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Embossed Gold Stamps

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