Thursday, 26 May 2016

Glow in the Dark Stamp Under UV Stamps - Update

Category - Sight / Touch
Subcategory - Glow in the Dark Stamp Under UV Stamps / Stamps with Varnish / Embossed Stamps

Croatia 2010 Minerals and Rocks Stamps with glow in dark printing and embossing

Issue date 22 October 2010

Croatian Post  has issued two postage stamps depicting agate found near the city of Lepoglava and limestone from the island of Brac. 

Stone Top (or Gaveznica) is a fossil volcano near Lepoglava, formed about 22 million years, where agate was first discovered in Croatia, because of which the site was declared a geological natural monument. The stone itself was used as early as the Stone Age, made evident by tools found in nearby caves. It comes in shades varying from light blue to gray and black and is, like many other types of agate, very popular in jewelry making.

Calcite is one of the most common minerals and is mostly found in limestone which forms some of Croatia’s most beautiful mountains. The famous stone from the island of Brac, sometimes referred to as “Brac marble,” has been known since ancient times and was used in the construction of many notable structures, such as Diocletian’s Palace in Split or the parliament buildings in Vienna and Budapest.

The stamps are printed with glow in the dark under UV security logo of the Croatian Post (found in most Croatian stamps) and one of the limestone stamp has embossing while the other stamp has a varnish printed on the stamp

Glow in Dark under UV

Varnish printing on lower left stamp

Embossing on the upper right stamp

To view other stamps in this category click on the following link - 
Glow in the Dark Stamp Under UV Stamps 
Embossed Stamps
Stamps with Varnish Printing

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