Thursday, 23 November 2017

3D - Holographic Stamps - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - 3D - Holographic Stamps / Pearlescent Stamps

Australia 1996 Pearls and Diamond Stamps 




Issue date 5 September 1996

Australia is a producer of both Diamonds and Pearls. Australia Post has issued a set of 2 stamps featuring a Diamond stamp with holographic printing and a Pearl stamp featuring Pearlescent printing.


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3D - Holographic Stamps
Pearlescent Stamps


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Monday, 20 November 2017

Personalised Stamps - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - Personalised Stamps

Canada 2003 Alaska Cruise Personalised Stamps 




Issued 19 July 2003

Canada Post has printed 50,000 Picture Postage Stamps sheets specifically for the Alaska cruise ship season. The only place you could buy them was on board a cruise ship, where the staff would also produce your photo on the spot.

The sheet includes 10 self-adhesive frames of official postage for international, plus 3 non-postage labels.

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Personalised Stamps

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Friday, 17 November 2017

Cloth Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Cloth Stamps

Morocco 2013 50th Anniversary of S.M.Le Roi Mohammed VI 




Issue date 21 August 2013

Moroccan Post has this time issued a special "silk" souvenir sheet devoted to the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Moroccan sovereign S.M.Le Roi Mohammed VI 


King Mohamed VI is indeed born on August 21, 1963 in the Moroccan capital, Rabat, and became King on July 23, 1999 after the death of his father, King Hassan II. Mohamed VI is the third King of Morocco and the 22nd monarch of the Alawite dynasty that ruled the country since the second half of the 17th century.

The silk miniature sheet printed by Cartor Security Printers has 2 Stamps of 8.40 Dirhams each. 

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Thursday, 16 November 2017

Plastic Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory -  Plastic stamps

Russia 2010 Polar Year Plastic Stamp sheet
 

Issue date  2017

On the occasion of the International Polar Year 2007-2008, Russian Post had issued a special souvenir sheet on 21 March 2007 depicting the floating polar stations "The North Pole", the researches of the ice surfaces, the cultural and the natural heritage of the Arctic are depicted on the stamps.

A special commemorative plastic stamp sheet was issued in 2017.


Normal Sheet

The plastic sheet looked like a plexi glass of 1mm thick





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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Embossed Silver Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Embossed Silver Stamps


Canada 2017 Canadian Hockey Legends Embossed Silver Stamps




Issue date 28 September 2017

Canada Post to honour the Canadian Hockey Legends has issued a souvenir sheet featuring an embossed silver foil printing of the Stanley Cup with permanent stamps featuring Hockey Legends Greats who have been instrumental in winning the Stanley Cup for their teams - Jean Béliveau, Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Lemieux, Orr, and Maurice Richard.



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Sunday, 12 November 2017

Extra Wide Length Stamps - Update

Category - Sight
Sub Category - Extra Wide Length Stamps 

China 1994 Romance of the Three Kingdoms - Chibi Battle    




Issue date 24 November 1994

The Romance of the Three Kingdoms, is a famous classical novel reflecting the contradictions and struggles among China's feudal ruling cliques in the last of the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD25-220) and during the whole period of the Three Kingdoms (AD220-280).

China Post has issued a souvenir sheet featuring a painting depicting "Fierce battle at Chibi"  

Size of S/S: 182*65 mm 
Size of S/S stamp: 162*40 mm

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Saturday, 11 November 2017

Stamps with Interactive Games - Update

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

Finland 2014 Sign of the Sky





Issue date 08 September 2014

Posti Finland has issued a playful booklet of stamps depicting different signs of the sky like planets, a shooting star, the sun, clouds and a rainbow in different sizes and shapes containing eight 1st class self-adhesive stamps. In addition to stamps, the booklet contains many tiny stickers which allows one to modify the postal stamp to your liking.


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Stamps with Interactive Games
Odd Shaped Stamps

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Friday, 10 November 2017

Stamps with Braille - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps with Braille 

UAE 2015 International White Cane Day




Issue date 15 October 2015

On the occasion of the International White Cane Day, Emirates Post in association with Emirates Association of the Visually Impaired has issued two Dh3 commemorative stamps on a miniature sheet which carry the slogan "UAE with You" in different languages like Arabic, English, French, Hindi as well as in Braille. The Braille printing consists of raised dots which the visually impaired can read by touch.

The stamps were issued to raise awareness of the visually impaired people and services offered to ensure the safety of the visually impaired in public places. The stamp depicts an image of a person walking with a cane. 

The Braille printing has raised dots on the sheet which a visually impaired person can read by touching the raised dots.




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Thursday, 9 November 2017

Tête-Bêche Stamps - Update

Category - Stamps
Sub-category - Tête-Bêche Stamps



USA 2017 History of Hockey Tête-Bêche Stamps


Issue date 20 October 2017

USPS and Canada Post has issued a Tête-Bêche pair of Stamps celebrating the history of hockey shared by both countries. This is the sixth joint issue for Canada Post and the USPS.

The earlier post featured the Canadian version of the Joint issue

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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Glow in the Dark Stamp Under UV Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Embossed Stamps

Finland 2017 Coat of Arms



Issue date 24 May 2017

Finland Post Posti has issued  a special stamp featuring printing of the Country Name and Mailing amount of 10 Euro on the mini sheet with golden foil and there is embossing of the Finland Coat of arms on the stamp (embossing visible on the back of the sheet). In UV light, the map of Finland and a graph depicting the genetic background of Finns appear on the miniature sheet and the stamp. 

Embossing is seen on the back of the sheet



Stamp under UV light



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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Photomosiac Stamps - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - Photomosaic Stamp

Netherlands 2017 Dirk Kuijt Photomosiac Stamp Sheet




Issue date 06 October 2017

Post NL to honour retired Dutch Footballer Dirk Kuijt with a special stamp sheet featuring 24 stamps which together makes a whole picture of the footballer. 

Dirk Kuijt retired from football on 17 May 2017 spanning an exciting football career with Feyenoord, Liverpool and has represented Netherlands. Google his name name you will see an exciting football career.

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Photomosiac Stamps


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Monday, 6 November 2017

Cloth Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Cloth Stamps

China 2017 China International Collection Expo (Nanjing 2017) Silk sheet



Issue date 8 September 2017

China Post has held the first China International Collection Expo (CICE) on 8 and 11 September 2017 at the Nanjing International Exhibition Center, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, PRC. To commemorate this event, China Post has issued a special silk sheet featuring 2 stamps one with a magpie and the other with a rooster (the design of which was seen in last years stamp for year of the Rooster). 


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Sunday, 5 November 2017

3D - Holographic Stamps - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - 3D - Holographic Stamps

USA 2006 X plane Express Mail and Priority Mail Stamp




Issue date 17 March 2006

USPS has issued a special Express Mail Stamp USD 14.40 which features a side view of the X-15 plane and a Priority Mail stamp USD 4.05  featuring the X-15 rocket . The X on the stamp features holographic printing.

The X-planes were experimental U.S. aircraft created to test the technology of supersonic and space flight. The X-1 was the first plane to break the sound barrier (1947). There were only 3 X planes made and they flew 199 flights from 1959 to 1968 with only 13 flights exceeded 50 miles in altitude, the U.S. criterion for spaceflight. The pilots on those flights qualified as astronauts.


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Saturday, 4 November 2017

Wood and Wood Paper Stamps - Update

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

Russia 2010 Cultural Heritage of Russia and Serbia Iconography Wood Stamp sheet


Wooden sheet is on the right


Issue date 2017

A Joint Issue by Russia and Serbia featuring the icon paintings of both countries on 28 June 2010 was reproduced with a wooden sheet.The stamps depict the famous icons of both countries: "Archangel Michael" which belongs to the brush of Andrei Rublev from the collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow and "Mother of God Odigitrija" from the collection of the National Museum in Belgrade.


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Friday, 3 November 2017

Stamps with Crystals - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps with Materials affixed - Crystals

Liechtenstein 2017 Green Jade Forest Stamp





Issue date August 2017

A special issue Personal stamp created by the a Philatelic company Hermann E Sieger GmbH as part of a subscription service, and issued by Liechtenstein Post, a Green Jade stuck to the stamp featuring a Forest.

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Thursday, 2 November 2017

Silver Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps made from different materials - Silver

Netherlands 2017 Dirk Kuijt Silver Stamp




Issue date 20 September 2017

Post NL to honour retired Dutch Footballer Dirk Kuijt with a special silver stamp commissioned through the Royal Dutch Mint to manufacture the postage stamp, which is made from pure silver. The stamp, in a deluxe storage box, is available for €25The postage stamp has the ‘Registered Mail’ designation, and may therefore be used to send letters as registered mail. The stamps are valid for an unlimited period. Only 2500 stamps has been produced.

Dirk Kuijt retired from football on 17 May 2017 spanning an exciting football career with Feyenoord, Liverpool and has represented Netherlands. Google his name name you will see an exciting football career.

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Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Cloth Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Cloth Stamps / Odd Shaped Stamp

Hong Kong 2017 QiPao Chinese Fashion Odd shaped Silk Stamp
$20 Silk Sheet

$10 Normal Odd shaped Stamp sheet

Normal Sheetlet as per Theme



Issue date 17 October 2017

Hongkong Post has issued a set of stamps on the theme of “Qipao” a traditional Chinese dress for women since 1920's. 

The Stamps featured on the Stamp sheetlet are 

$1.70 ─ Qipao in the 1920s inherited the wide and straight cut of long gowns of the Qing dynasty. The hemline fell between the calf and the ankle while the sleeves reached either the wrist or the elbow.

$2.20 ─ Qipao in the 1930s became the most popular daily attire among women. The qipao at that time mostly adopted a slim and slender cut, with higher slits on both sides to allow easier movements.

$2.90 ─ Qipao in the 1940s had its hemline raised to the calf and the collar lowered. The dresses were made of plainer fabrics with few embellishments. Summer qipao dresses were largely sleeveless.

$3.10 – Qipao in the 1950s was characterised by a slender cut, an indented hem and a higher collar. The qipao became the most elegant and decent dress for women for going out and the mainstream work attire for office ladies.

$3.70 – Qipao in the 1960s bore a similar style to that of the 1950s: shortened length, a slim waistline, a body-hugging fit and a narrow hemline to create an hourglass figure.

$5 – Qipao in the 1970s gradually fell from grace as western outfits won hearts. Nevertheless, the qipao continued to be worn as a ceremonial dress and thus became the attire for special occasions.

$10 Stamp Sheetlet – Contemporary qipao has retained the classical design while undergoing refinement and recasting by introducing contemporary fashion elements into the fabrics, cut and styles, hence reinforcing its prestigious status as a perennial classic. Stamp is odd shaped as per the theme

$20 Stamp Sheetlet – is printed with paper made of taffeta fabric to enhance the theme. Stamp is odd shaped as per the theme

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Cloth Stamps
Odd Shaped Stamps


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Monday, 30 October 2017

Scented Stamps - Update

Category - Smell 
Subcategory - Scented Stamps / Odd shaped stamps

Jersey 2017 Jersey Bee Keepers Centenary Honey Scented Stamps

Issue date 03 October 2017

The honey scented Miniature Sheet issued by Jersey Post on the occasion of 100 years of the Jersey Bee Keepers Association, features an illustration showing the three different castes of honey bee; queen, drone and worker bee, with the worker bee featured on the hexagonal stamp. On rubbing the hexagonal stamp the infused honey scent is released.


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Odd shaped Stamps


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Sunday, 29 October 2017

Tête-Bêche Stamps

Category - Stamps
Sub-category - Tête-Bêche Stamps

In Philately - Tête-Bêche (French for head to tail) is a joined pair of stamps in which one is upside-down in relation to the other, produced intentionally or accidentally. Like any pair of stamps, a pair of tête-bêches can be a vertical or a horizontal pair. In the case of a pair of triangular stamps, they cannot help but be linked "head-to-tail".

Canada 2017 History of Hockey Tête-Bêche Stamps




Issue date 20 October 2017

Canada Post in a joint issue with USPS has issued a Tête-Bêche pair of Stamps celebrating the history of hockey shared by both countries. This is the sixth joint issue for Canada Post and the USPS.

The stamp format is tête-bêche – a joined pair of similar images in which one is upside down. On an open pond, a player in modern equipment reflects, literally, on the past. Mirrored in the ice beneath him is a player in vintage gear. The imaginative imagery gives a visual sense of looking back through time. The paired images also depict the game's evolution.

The selvage – or area outside the stamps on the souvenir sheet – depicts a father teaching his daughter how to play on a pond. "History of Hockey" appears on the bottom left corner of the sheet, with the flags of Canada and the United States in the top right-hand corner.

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Friday, 27 October 2017

Trading Card Size Stamps - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - Trading Card Size Stamps

Canada 2017 Canadian Hockey Legends Trading Card Stamps






Issue date 28 September 2017

Canada Post to honour the Canadian Hockey Legends has issued a trading Card size stamps featuring  Jean Béliveau, Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Lemieux, Orr, and Maurice Richard. Each is shown celebrating an NHL championship by posing with the Stanley Cup, Hockey's most-coveted prize is included in honour of the cup's 125th anniversary.


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Thursday, 26 October 2017

Odd Shaped Stamps - Update

Category - Sight 
Subcategory - Odd Shaped Stamps    

Canada 2017 Toronto Maple Leaf Centenary Odd Shaped stamp in a Puck Dispenser





Issue date 24 October 2017

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey Sports Team, Canada Post has issue a Hockey Puck Stamp dispenser with 50 odd shaped permanent stamps featuring the Toronto Maple Leaf Logo.


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Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Cloth Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Cloth Stamps

Canada 2017 Toronto Maple Leaf Centenary Stamp with fabric crest


Stamp inside special packaging


Issue date 24 October 2017

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey Sports Team, Canada Post has issue a special souvenir sheet featuring a CAD 5 stamp with a fabric crest adhered to the stamp housed in a special packaging.




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Monday, 23 October 2017

Joint Stamp Issue - Siamese issue Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory -  Joint Stamp Issues Siamese issue

Canada - India 2017 Diwali Stamps




Issue date 21 September 2017

On the occasion of Diwali, Indian Festival of Lights, a joint issue of stamps was made by Canada Post and India Post. Of the Joint Issue a siamese issue was printed in Canada featuring International Postage CAD 2.50 for Canada and Rupees 25 for the India Stamp.

I do not usually collect these stamps but these have been issued my home country Canada.

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Joint Stamp Issues - Siamese issue


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Sunday, 22 October 2017

Embossed Gold Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Embossed Gold Stamps

United Kingdom 2017 Machin Definitive Golden Anniversary Celebration Stamp Sheet




Issue date 05 June 2017

he Golden Anniversary Celebration Stamp Sheet features seven stamps: 

5p – A range of low-value stamps, including 5p, was issued on ‘Decimalisation Day’, 15 February 1971. 

20p – The double-head 20p stamp was issued as part of a range of values on 10 January 1990 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Penny Black. 

1st Class – On 19 October 1993, the first self-adhesive stamp issued by Royal Mail appeared in books of 20. The format was landscape. 

1st Class – On 6 January 2000, a new setting of the Machin portrait on a white background was issued to mark the millennium. 

1st Class – A change to the way postal charges were calculated, known as ‘Pricing in Proportion’, led to the release of new 1st and 2nd Class definitives on 1 August 2006. 

1st Class – On 3 January 2013, the colour of the 1st Class Machin definitive was changed from gold to red with an iridescent overprint. 


£1 – This £1 stamp, issued on 5 June 2017, is based on the high-value range of 1969 and is printed using gold foil.

Embossing can be seen on the back of the sheet






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Friday, 20 October 2017

Embossed Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Embossed Stamps

United Kingdom 2017 Machin Definitive Anniversary 50 Years of a Design Icon Stamp Sheet


Issue date 5 June 2017 

The 50 Years of a Design Icon Stamp Sheet features six stamps at First Class values with essays, preliminary sketches and photographs from 1966.

January 1966 – One of the many preliminary sketches by Arnold Machin based on the Penny Black.

February 1966 – Preparatory work by Machin using a photograph of his coin mould. 

April/May 1966 – One of many essays with the ‘Coinage’ head surrounded by country symbols. 

October 1966 – Essay of the ‘Coinage’ head cropped and simplified, with only the denomination. 

August 1966 – Photograph by John Hedgecoe with HM The Queen wearing the diadem. 

October 1966 – Essay of the first plaster cast of the ‘Diadem’ head, without corsage.

Embossing is seen on the back of the sheet




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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Glow in the Dark Stamp Under UV Stamps - Update

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

United Kingdom 2017 Star Wars - Droids Glow in the Dark Stamps




Issue Date 13 October 2017

To renew interest in the Star Wars Movies franchise, Royal Mail has issued a set of special Stamps as part of bigger Star Wars set featuring the droids which have appeared in the Star War  movies. These Stamps features UV printing some aspect of  stamps appear when seen under UV light

BB-8

Location: Jakku
Ships: First Order TIE fighters
Secondary character: Luggabeast / Teedo / BB-8
The plucky droid named BB-8 is a loyal companion to Resistance fighter Poe Dameron in the fight against the First Order. Assigned to Poe to provide flight assistance when piloting his X-wing fighter, BB-8 is separated from his master in a deadly battle with Kylo Ren. Forced to seek new allies, the droid runs into a scavenger named Rey and a renegade stormtrooper called Finn. 

R2-D2

Location: Coruscant / Grievous's flagship interior
Ships: Jedi starfighters
Secondary character: R2-D2
This trusty little droid has had an adventurous life, first on board Queen Amidala’s ship during the Battle of Naboo, then in the Clone Wars alongside Anakin Skywalker, and with Luke Skywalker in the fight against the Empire. In recent years, R2-D2 has been in a state of semi-retirement, secretly harbouring the only map that pinpoints the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker.

C-3PO

Location: Tatooine / Jabba's Palace exterior
Ships: Death Star II
Secondary character: Jabba the Hutt / C-3PO
As a boy on Tatooine, Anakin Skywalker built a protocol droid as a helper for his mother. C-3PO became an expert in matters relating to diplomacy, but he was not equipped for a life of excitement, danger and adventure. Thrust into battles during the Clone Wars and the Rebellion against the Empire, this reticent, nervous droid has time and again helped his friends save the day.

K-2SO

Location: Scarif
Ships: U-Wing / X-wings
Secondary character: Pao ##
A reprogrammed Imperial security droid with a bluntly honest way of talking, K-2SO is firmly on the side of the Rebel Alliance in the fight against the Empire. K-2SO’s ability to blend in when doing reconnaissance work behind Imperial lines is a distinct advantage. He can pilot many types of spaceship and scan and access Imperial communications systems 


Spoiler alert when you see the stamps under UV the eyes/lens of the droids shine.




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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Wood and Wood Paper Stamps - Update

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

Indonesia 2017 Bandung World Stamp Exhibition Wood MS



Issue date 7 August 2017

The World Stamp Exhibition was held in Bandung City, Indonesia from 3rd to 7th August 2017. During the exhibition a special wood Miniature sheet featuring the exhibition logo flower Patra Komala (Caesalpinia Pulcherrima) was issued. This was sold as part of an entire set of philatelic products issued during the exhibition on the final day of the exhibition. Only 500 sets has been produced.

The stamp is imperforate and the stamp holes on the stamp are meant just for display. 


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Sunday, 15 October 2017

Flock Stamps - Update

Category - Touch 
Subcategory - Flock Stamps 

Portugal 2017 Textile Industry




Issue date 17 June 2017

To commemorate the Portuguese Textile Industry CTT Portugal has issued a special Souvenir Sheet made with the Flock technique, which is achieved by spreading fibers on top of a gummed paper.

This provides a velvet appearance to the printing area that, when presented to the touch, resembles the smoothness and softness of the cotton.

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Flock Stamps

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Friday, 13 October 2017

Metal Foil Stamps - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - Metal Foil Stamps - Aluminium Silver foil

Switzerland 2017 Letter vs E-mail Selfie Stamp sheet





Issue date 31 August 2017

Swiss Post in a competition with the students completing a consolidation course in visual communication at the Zurich University of the Arts, has designed a special sheet of 20 stamps which form a tablet that reflects the face of the observer giving the impression of taking a selfie.

The stamps have been printed on reflective Aluminium Silver foil.

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Metal Foil Stamps

  
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Thursday, 12 October 2017

Scented Stamps - Update

Category - Smell 
Subcategory - Scented Stamps

Switzerland 2017 Quince Scented Stamp



Issue date 31 August 2017

Quince or the Cydonian Apple has a similar appearance to a pear, and is bright golden-yellow when mature. The miniature sheet displays the color and the form of the fruit and captures the fragrance of the fruit when the special lacquer of the fruit is rubbed.

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Scented Stamps 


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Thursday, 5 October 2017

Stamps with Thermochromic Ink Printing - Update

Category -  Touch / Sight
Subcategory - Stamps with Thermochromic Ink Printing


Isle of Man 2017 Bloodhound Car 



Issue date 22 September 2017 

To commemorate the BLOODHOUND project set to make a new land speed world record of 1000mph, IOM Post has issued a special miniature sheet. 

The sheet includes two stamps and two labels, with one featuring the legendary Richard Noble and current world record holder Andy Green, BLOODHOUND’s driver. Behind the images lie technical line drawings underlining that this miniature sheet is a showcase of engineering prowess as well as the ambition of setting new records.

To ensure the miniature sheet reflects technical innovation it includes three special print finishes; metallic ink, varnish and thermochromic ink, which disappears when heated to reveal the inside of the BLOODHOUND car.




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