Sunday, 30 December 2018

Stamps printed on Military Map Paper

Category - Sight
SubCategory - Stamps printed on Military Map Paper

My last post for this year 2018.. Wishing all my fellow unusual stamps collectors a very Happy New Year 2019 .. Happy Collecting

Latvia 1918 Latvia Coat of Arms Stamps

Front

Back


Issue date 18 December 1918

 Latvia became part of the Russian Empire in the 1700s. On August 1, 1914, Germany declared war on Russia, bringing Russia and Latvia into World War I. Latvian leaders began making calls for independence during this war. German forces invaded most of Latvia during the war.

The war officially ended on November 11, 1918, and a week later, on November 18, Latvia declared its independence. During the war, Latvia used overprinted German stamps. 

As a new nation, Latvia needed to create its own postage stamps, but the war had caused a severe paper shortage. However, there was one source of top-quality paper – Latvia’s industrious government printed its first stamps on military maps left behind by Germany’s Imperial Army! According to their records, they used 79 different German maps of Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland as well as 62 different maps of southern Latvia and northern Lithuania.

To save precious paper, stamps were printed in 12 rows of 19 stamps each for a total of 228 stamps per sheet. The back of these stamps have detailed German military maps showing sections of Latvia, complete with name, scale and map grid position.

A total of only 11,956 sheets were printed. And of those, only about 4,900 were perforated. Of those sheets printed, only 4,750 were delivered to Latvia’s government in the period between 1918 and 1919. The shipment included imperforate gummed sheets (Latvia #1), and perforated gummed sheets (Latvia #2).

Latvian painter and graphic artist Ansis Cirulis designed the first stamps. The stamps’ designs were based on the Latvian coat of arms. This design used a sun symbolizing statehood, with 17 rays representing the 17 Latvian districts. The design also includes three ears of grain and three stars, representing the three historic districts of the new nation.

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Friday, 21 December 2018

Unusual Postal Stationery - Update

Category - Hear
Subcategory - Unusual Covers, Envelopes, Folders and Postcards 

Belgium 2018 Tomorrowland LP Postcard 




Issue date 11 June 2018

Tomorrowland is an electronic dance music festival held in Boom, Belgium. Tomorrowland was first held in 2005 and has since become one of the world's largest and most notable music festivals.

BPost and Tomorrowland has collaborated to issue a special Postcard and Stamp set - which contains a sheet of five postage stamps, together with five musical postcards. 






The Postcard can be played like a vinyl record or just hold your smartphone against the card and surf to tomorrowland.com/stamp, where you can also listen to the Symphony of Unity performed by Universal Nation.




The postage stamp displays the Tomorrowland icon and is printed with a rosé golden effect and the slogan “Live today, Love tomorrow, Unite forever” is included on the sheet. Stamps can only be used in Belgium.

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Thursday, 20 December 2018

Stamps with Interactive Folds - Update

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Subcategory - Stamps with Interactive Folds

Spain 2018 World heritage site of Cuenca






Issue date 28 September 2018 

To commemorate the World Heritage site of Cuenca, Correos Spain has issued a special fold-out miniature sheet featuring the houses of Cuenca characterized by their narrow shape, and their colorful design with the white door and window frames, known as blincada.
The mini sheet has a pullout feature with folds.

In the early period, the streets were not well lit, and so the people painted a white circle around their doors and windows to be able to see in the dark whether someone was entering or leaving during the night, “standing out” against the colours. Hence the term Blincada from the verb “blincar” (to stand out).

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Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Transparent Stamps - Update

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Sub Category - Transparent Stamps

Spain 2018 Traditional Trades - Stained Glass 




Issue date 24 September 2018

To celebrate the traditional trade of stained glass artisans, Correos Spain has issued a premium souvenir sheet with seven stamps and a vignette in the form of a Gothic window, typical of stained glass windows. The stamp and the Premium Sheet are printed on transparent acetate to achieve the translucent effect of stained glass.

The Premium Sheet shows a stained glass artist blowing glass to create beautiful pieces with impossible shapes and vivid colours. The sheet is framed with details recalling stained glass windows, and in one corner, a typical motif of these artworks.

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Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Odd Shaped Miniature Sheet - Update

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Subcategory - Odd Shaped Miniature Sheet / Odd shaped Stamps

Spain 2018 The Generation of the 90s



Reverse view


Issue date 10 September 2018 

To commemorate the Nineties period, Correos Spain has issued a special odd shaped miniature sheets with odd shaped stamps featuring the memento of the events that shaped the history of humanity.

One stamp commemorates the fall of the Berlin Wall in the previous decade with the economic, monetary and social reunification of Germany beginning in 1990.

Another stamp commemorates the collapse of the USSR, the dissolution of the largest socialist state in the world, which also marked the end of the Cold War.

Spain, along with other European countries, reached an agreement for creating a single European currency. A stamp with the image of a 100 Euro note commemorates this event.

Two large events put Spain in the global spotlight, both in terms of culture and sport. The Olympic Games in Barcelona and the Universal Exposition of Seville changed the international image of our country forever. A stamp with the logos of both events makes up one of this issue’s stamps.

The miniature sheet also features the Pixar movie Toy Story phrase “To infinity and beyond”.


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Odd Shaped Stamps


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Sunday, 16 December 2018

Cloth Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Cloth Stamps

China 2018 China International Import Expo CIIE Shanghai Silk MS

Issue date 05 November 2018

China International Import Expo is a 6-day event being held from 5th November to 10th November 2018 at the National Convention & Exhibition Center in Shanghai, China. China Post to commemorate this event has issued a silk miniature sheet featuring its logo and a Panda.

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Saturday, 15 December 2018

Odd Shaped Miniature Sheet - Update

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Subcategory - Odd Shaped Miniature Sheet 

Spain 2018 The Generation of the 80s

Reverse of stamp

Issue date 10 September 2018 

To commemorate the Eighties period, Correos Spain has issued a special odd shaped miniature sheets with odd shaped stamps featuring the following events/people

The 1980s marked the start of a new era in Spain, with democracy, Adolfo Suárez became Prime Minister, the first elected leader since 1936.

In 1981 the course of Spanish politics was marked by a violent event. On 23 February there was an attempted coup, which although quickly neutralised, had a huge impact on the memory of the Spanish people, and even on the Congress building itself, where the bullet marks can still be seen.

The technology of everyday life has been represented in one of the stamp with the innovations in modern household appliances and colour TVs to the first personal computers becoming part of our homes. 

The great defender of animals and nature, Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente, who died in 1980 is featured, with a lynx face, on another stamps in the mini sheet.

The last of the stamps commemorates Spain’s entry into the European Economic Community, a great step forward for Spain. 

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Friday, 14 December 2018

Miniature Sheets with Materials Affixed - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps with Materials Affixed - Amber Stone 

Liechtenstein 2017 Amber Room Miniature Sheet with Amber Tile affixed - Personalised Stamp




Issue Date 06 December 2018

The Amber Room was a chamber decorated in amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors, located in the Catherine Palace of Tsarskoye Selo near Saint Petersburg. Constructed in the 18th century in Prussia, the original Amber Room was dismantled and eventually disappeared during World War II. Before its loss, it was considered an "Eighth Wonder of the World".

Originally commissioned by the Prussian King Frederick I for Charlottenburg Palace, it went in 1716 as a gift to the Russian Tsar Peter I to Saint Petersburg. It was given its final appearance under Catherine the Great when it was moved to its summer palace, the Catherine Palace, just outside St. Petersburg. 

The Amber Room was looted during World War II by the Army Group North of Nazi Germany, and brought to Königsberg for reconstruction and display. Its current whereabouts remain a mystery.

This is a special issue Personal stamp created by the a Philatelic company Hermann E Sieger GmbH in collaboration with Liechtenstein Post. 499 pieces were issued. The minisheet features the picture of the Amber room with a piece of real amber tile attached to the middle stamp.

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Miniature Sheets with Materials Affixed



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Thursday, 13 December 2018

Stamps made of Rubber

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps made of Rubber / Embossed Stamps

Spain 2018 200th Anniversary of the birth of Cosme García Sáez




Issue date 28 September 2018 

In a worlds first production of rubber stamp, Correos Spain has issued a rubber stamp commemorating 200th Anniversary of the birth of Cosme García Sáez.


Cosme García Sáez was born in Logroño on 27 September 1818, to a humble family. Self-taught and with an inquiring mind, from an early age he showed great talent for mechanics and technical subjects, which years later would lead to the creation of inventions relating to weapons, printing, mail, and sailing.

Rubber is used instead of paper for the stamp, and the design is in relief: with the silhouette of Cosme García, a sketch of the submersible under the sea, the text and the imprint of the 1857 dater, which stands out at the right side of the effect.




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Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Flavoured Stamps - Update

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Subcategory - Stamps with flavored Gum

Spain 2018 - Protected Denominations of Origin - Guijuelo ham and Ribera del Duero wine


Reverse of mini sheet with Ham flavored Gum


Issue date  21 September 2018 

Correos Spain has issued a special Ham flavored gum minisheet with two stamps commemorating the Protected Designation of Origin of Ribera del Duero wine and the Protected Designation of Origin of Guijuelo Ham.


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Monday, 10 December 2018

Odd Shaped Stamps - Update

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Subcategory - Odd Shaped Stamps    

France 2017 Balmain Valentine Day Heart Shaped Stamp  

Issue date 23 January 2017

As per the Annual tradition of La Poste France collaborating with the Design Fashion Houses of France for the Valentine Day stamps, for 2018 the Fashion House of Balmain has designed the motifs of the heart shaped stamps.

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Friday, 7 December 2018

Multi-Sensory Stamps Sets - Update

Category - Sight/ Touch
Subcategory - Multi-Sensory Stamps Sets / 3D Holographic Stamps / Odd shaped Miniature sheet

Australia 2018 Frogs Folder




Issue date 5 November 2018

As part of the Limited Edition Impressions Premium Folders issued by Australia Post from the earlier issue of Frogs, Australia post has issued a special odd shaped miniature sheet with 3 D Holographic printing as part of the special numbered folder

The sheet in my collection is numbered 99/200




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3D - Holographic Stamps
Odd Shaped Miniature Sheet

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Transparent Stamps - Update

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Sub Category - Transparent Stamps

Australia 2018 Silo Art with Transparent miniature sheets





Issue date 5 November 2018

As part of the Limited Edition Impressions Premium Folders issued by Australia Post from the earlier issue of Silo Art, Australia post has issued 4 special miniature sheet featuring the Silo Art Stamp printed on a transparent Sheet





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Thursday, 6 December 2018

3D Printed Stamps

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Subcategory - 3D Printed Stamps

Australia has introduced a world's first in 3D printing of a Stamp sheet. 

Australia 2018 Silo Art 3D Printed Stamps




Issue date 5 November 2018

As part of the Limited Edition Impressions Premium Folders issued by Australia Post from the earlier issue of Silo Art, Australia post has issued a special 3D printed miniature sheet of the Silo Art sheet printed earlier. You can literally feel the bumps off the miniature sheet.

This miniature has been 3D printed using resin and has been built up to show these beautifully painted silos in all their 3D glory. The resin has been printed with a unique digitally printed image to bring this stamp sheet to life.






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Wednesday, 5 December 2018

3D - Holographic Stamps - Update

Category - Sight 
Subcategory - Multi-Sensory Stamps Sets /3D - Holographic Stamps / Embossed Silver Stamps

Australia 2018 Wrasses


Miniature sheet printed on Silver Foil (Front)

Miniature sheet printed on Silver Foil (Back)


Miniature sheet with 3D Holographic Laser Foil printing




Issue date 5 November 2018

As part of the Limited Edition Impressions Premium Folders issued by Australia Post from the earlier issue of Wrasses, Australia post has issued 2 special miniature sheets - one miniature sheet printed on a silver foil and the other miniature sheet with 3D Holographic Laser foil printing in a special wrasses folder.

The sheet in my collection is numbered 153/200

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3D - Holographic Stamps
Embossed Silver Stamps
Multi-Sensory Stamps Sets 


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Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Stamps with Holes/Design Perforations/Cut Outs - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps with Holes/Design Perforations / Odd Shaped Stamps / 3D Holographic Printing 

China 2008 Beijing Olympic Stadium Birds Nest





Issue date 20 December 2007

On the occasion of the Beijing Olympics 2008  Venues, China Post has issued a special miniature sheet with the headings printed on holographic foil and a pentagon stamp featuring the  Birds Nest Olympic Stadium and a special design perforation 'Beijing 2008'.




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Odd Shaped Stamps
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Monday, 3 December 2018

Odd Shaped Stamps - Update

Category - Sight 
Subcategory - Odd Shaped Stamps   

Portugal 2018 500 Years of Portugal Post 




Issue date 12 October 2018

To commemorate 500 years of Postal Service in Portugal, Correos Portugal has issued a special miniature sheet with an odd shaped stamp in the form of a silhouette of a Postal Building.  The Post O ce building in Estoril, a very modern proposal in its day, is a representative item of Portuguese architecture




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Sunday, 2 December 2018

Stamps with Interactive Folds - Update

Category - Touch / Sight
Subcategory - Stamps with Interactive Folds

Japan 2018 Japanese Food Culture Series 4th Vol special edition



Issue date 24 October 2018

The 4th volume of Japanese Food culture features Japanese Season Sweets. With this edition, the sheet of sweets can be folded and books can be created from the stamp sheet. A second sheet with details of the sweet is also given in this set.



To see the video on how to make the books see below


To see the video on how to make the cover for the books see below


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Thursday, 29 November 2018

Personalised Stamps - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - Personalised Stamps

Canada 2000 Picture Postage Stamps  
Issue Date 28 April 2000

Personalized postage stamps were introduced to Canadian consumers on April 28th, 2000. The new product, called Picture Postage, was made available through Canada Post retail outlets.

The stamp design was a two-part product consisting of an outer stamp frame and a personalized sticker. What made the product unique was that consumers could design the picture that appeared on the sticker that was to be placed inside the frame.  This way they could create their own stamp using pictures of loved ones, pets, wedding photographs or even corporate logos. Canada Post was the first postal administration to offer this type of product.

In order to obtain a sheet of stamps, the customer had to supply a photograph or artwork, pay a premium above face value, and mail the order with the printer, Ashton Potter (Canada) Inc.

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Stamps with Thermochromic Ink Printing - Update

Category -  Touch 
Subcategory - Stamps with Thermochromic Ink Printing

South Korea 2018 The 19th World ARDF Championship



Issue date 31 August 2018 

To commemorate the 19th World Amateur Radio Direction Finding Championship,scheduled to take place from September 2 – 8, 2018, in Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea Post has issued a special stamp with thermochromic ink printing.

The sport is also called fox hunting as it originated in the West as a game in which people attach a bell to a fox s neck and search for it and the hidden transmitter is often referred to as a fox. 


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Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Stamps with Crystals - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps with Materials affixed - Crystals

Liechtenstein 2018 Chalcedony Personal Stamp with Crystal  



Issue date 13 September 2018

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  Chalcedony crystal stuck to the stamp featuring a Lighthouse on the stamp.

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Sunday, 25 November 2018

Odd Shaped Stamps - Update

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Subcategory - Odd Shaped Stamps     

France 2003  Torrente Red Heart Valentine Day Heart Shaped Stamp    


Issue date 13 January 2003 

La Poste France has issued Valentine stamps designed by the Fashion House Torrente. 

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Saturday, 24 November 2018

Personalised Stamps - Update

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Subcategory - Personalised Stamps

Canada 2000 Christmas Picture Postage Stamps  



Issue Date 05 October 2000

Personalized postage stamps were introduced to Canadian consumers on April 28th, 2000. The new product, called Picture Postage, was made available through Canada Post retail outlets.

A new Picture postage frame design was issued for Christmas on October 5, 2000. A design change was made to allow the stamp to be in either landscape or portrait format.

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Personalised Stamps

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Friday, 23 November 2018

Photomosiac Stamps - Update

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Subcategory - Photomosiac Stamp

Sierra Leone 2000 80th Birthday of Pope John Paul 




Issue date 30 October 2000

As part of the Celebration of the 80th Birthday,Photomosiac Stamps featuring Pope John Paul were issued by many countries - Dominica, Gambia, Grenada, Guyana, Liberia, Micronesia, Palau, Sierra Leone. The photomosiac sheet contains small pictures of different portions of Churches from around the world which together makes the larger picture of the face of Pope John Paul.





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Thursday, 22 November 2018

Cloth Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Cloth Stamps

Colombia 2018 Naval tall Ship Arc Gloria 50th Anniversary 





Issue date 24 July 2018 

To commemorate the 50 years of the Colombian Navy sail training tall ship “ARC GLORIA” , Colombian Post has issued a special miniature sheet with a piece of the sail cloth attached to the stamp




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