Monday, 20 August 2018

Glow in the Dark Stamp Under UV Stamps - Update

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

Isle of Man 2018 50th Year of 2001 A Space Odyssey Stamp Set

Issue date 14 June 2018

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Stanley Kubrick's film '2001 : A Space Odyssey ' (1968) , Isle of Man Post Office has issued a special set of 8 stamps with hidden secrets printed on the stamps.

The film was released in 1968 one year before the moon landing and was a fore front in depicting space frontiers even before space travel began by Man. The film was inspired by the Arthur C. Clarke book 'The Sentinel'.

25p Stamp - depicts Stanley Kubrick in the midst of creating movie magic

30p Stamp - features Arthur C Clarke whose short story ' The Sentinel' from which '2001' was adapted. Arthur C. Clarke is pictured on the set standing in front of the pod.

52p Stamp - features the docking scene at Space Station V decades before today's ISS (International Space Station) was a reality.

75p Stamp - shows the Monolith - a featureless black structure in the film which provides the time link between past, present and future.

83p Stamp - features one of the space stewardess on the stamp.

GBP 1.40 stamp - features the defining image of the Star Child.

GBP 1.93 stamp - features the film astronaut Dr.Dave Bowman played by actor Kier Dullea.

GBP 2.01 stamp - features HAL all seeing all hearing 

Spoiler Alert - Details of Hidden Images follows.. so if you don't want to know whats in the image please skip this section

 25p Stamp - Under UV Light the stamp shows Arthur C. Clarke's quote 'The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.' It also shows some music score on the bottom half of the stamp

30p Stamp - Under UV light the stamp features Stephen Kubrick quote 'The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent'.  It also shows some music score on the bottom half of the stamp.

52p Stamp - Under UV light the stamp features the words from the movie 2001 - A Space Odyssey - Open the pod bay doors please, HAL. In the classic 1968 movie, astronaut Dave Bowman asked eerie supercomputer HAL to open the ship's pod bay doors and let him back inside.

75p Stamp - features the words 'Eighteen months ago, the first evidence of intelligent life off the Earth was discovered. ' under UV light.

83p Stamp - features the words 'You are cleared through Voiceprint Identification' under UV light.

GBP 1.40 stamp - features the words 'My God, it's full of stars' under UV Light which was Dave Bowman's final words as he entered the monolith in the movie 2001 - A Space Odyssey

GBP 1.93 stamp - features the words ' I've just picked up a fault in the AE-35 unit' seen under UV Light spoken by HAL in the movie.

GBP 2.01 stamp - features the words spoken by HAL 'I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.' (seen under UV Light) in response to Dave Bowman's plea to HAL to open the pod doors.

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

Disclaimer - Information about the stamp issues on this page has been taken from the net and are for informational purposes only. No copyright claim is made for the above mentioned information/pictures. The pictures have been scanned from my collection.

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