Saturday, 31 May 2014

3D - Motion Stamps - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - 3D - Motion Stamps 

New Zealand 2004 Olympic Gold Lenticular 

Issue date 02 Aug 2004  

To recapture the golden moments in time, for the 28th Athens Olympics, New Zealand Post issued for the first time the world's first 4 'Action Replay' stamps. 

The stamps celebrate some of New Zealand's heroic achievements in the Olympic arena and when tilted, replay original footage of the Olympic gold winning performances of Yvette Williams (Helsinki 1952), Peter Snell (Rome 1960), John Walker (Montreal 1976), and Ian Ferguson and Paul MacDonald (Seoul 1988).

John Walker, Montreal 31 July 1976 - 45c
At 300 meters from home and the American Rick Wohlhuter loomed dangerously on Walker's outside shoulder. He couldn't wait any later. He had to go. Walker took off. With 300 metres to go he burst into the lead. The Belgian Ivo Vandamme come at him from the outside, but Walker lunged at the line with all his strength, flinging his arms in the air…

Yvette Williams, Helsinki 23 July 1952 - 90c
Time came for her fourth jump of the day. She was tired after the long cold waits between each jump. The Olympic record had been broken eight times already. She stepped up to her mark. Knowing this was it. Her event. Her moment. She took off from her mark, sprinting at the pit like never before…

Ian Ferguson & Paul MacDonald, Seoul 30 September 1988 - $1.50
East Germany, Poland and Hungary closed in. All were capable of winning but it was the final burst of the Russians that was the real heart stopper. The Soviets attacked. But the Kiwis countered, calling on all their strength and experience....Russia, New Zealand....New Zealand, Russia...

Peter Snell, Rome 2 September 1960 - $2.00

At the 100 metre mark Snell's plan was to make the move. Snell didn't have it in him. Moens had the lead. Moens kept looking over his shoulder to his right. He didn't see Snell coming at him fast on the inside. Snell was strong. With 10 metres to go he closed his eyes and gave it his all. He threw his whole body forward.

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