Subcategory - Stamps with NFC technology / Glow in the Dark Stamp Under UV Stamps / Stamps with Interactive Augmented Reality codes
China 2021 41st National Stamp Popularity Poll Miniature sheet with NFC technology
Issue date 11 May 2020
China Post has issued a set of 2 special stamps based on the Covid 19 themed stamps to honor Chinese people's solidarity in the nation's battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. At the center of the 2 stamps is a red geometric pattern featuring the Chinese character 众 (meaning "the public").
The first stamp has pictures of people who worked on the frontlines during the lockdown, including medical workers, scientists, police, community workers, volunteers and soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), recognizing their contributions. The backdrop has patterns of airplanes, cargo ships, trucks and high-speed railways which were deployed to provide emergency assistance to Hubei Province.
The second stamp features a collage image of medical workers, equipped with personal protection gear. In the background is the renowned Huanghelou building, an ancient structure and landmark of Wuhan City.
The stamps also have special Augmented Reality featuring animation elements which could be viewed by scanning the stamps with augmented reality technologies on smartphone applications such as Alipay or WeChat.
The stamp was selected as the winning stamp for 41st National Stamp Popularity Poll in China and embedded with a NFC chip
You can see the embedded chip when raised the stamp against a light source and you will see the shadow of the embedded NFC chip in the miniature sheet
Under UV light certain elements of the stamp and miniature sheet glows in the dark
Stamps with NFC technology