Thursday 23 May 2024

Stamps with Thermochromic Ink Printing - Update

Category -  Touch/Sight
Subcategory - Thermochromic Stamps

Qatar 2003 World No Tobacco Day Stamp with Thermochromic Ink Printing


Issue date 31 May 2003

Qatar Post on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day has issued a special Thermochromic Stamp with the picture of a human heart which when heat is applied the heart becomes pale and the picture of a runner becomes strong implying that to get a healthy heart one must do exercise (running - form of exercise)




Scott #963
Michel #1215





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Thursday 16 May 2024

3D - Holographic Stamps - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - 3D Hologram / Odd Shaped Miniature Sheet

Switzerland 2017 Love Stamp with holographic foil printing




Issue date 16 November 2017

Swiss Post has issued a special heart shaped miniature sheet with 6 special stamps devoted to love. With its deep red color and hearts and roses embossed with silver holographic foil, it symbolizes love in all its facets and turns every letter into a declaration of love.




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Saturday 11 May 2024

Stamps printed on Special Paper - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps made from Special Traditional Paper

China 2024 - 3 Chinese Seal Engraving Stamps printed on Rice Paper


Issue date 20 March 2024

China Post has issued a set of special stamps printed on Xuan / rice Paper depicting ancient Engraving Seals featuring Seal of 'Qin Ba Yi Song Wan He' by Wen Peng, Seal of 'Xiao Tan Jian Qi Tu Ni Hong', Seal of 'Zi Song Fei Wo You, We Tui Er Yi Yi' by Wang Guan and Seal of 'Dan Kan Hua Xie, Bu Yan Ren Shi Fei' by Cheng Sui.

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Cloth Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Cloth Stamps

Rearranging my earlier posts to reflect correct country category.

Indonesia 2012 – World Stamp Championship Jakarta – Stamp with Batik Cloth


Issue date 18 June 2012

Indonesia Post issued a special Souvenir sheet on 18 June 2012 during the World Stamp Championship held at Jakarta from 18-24 June 2012 which features batik cloth prints on the stamps while the bigger stamp features a piece of the Batik Cloth.

The form of batik motifs is a reflection of social culture, philosophy of life, customs of people of Sunda, an ethnic group of West Java people. 

A limited edition of overprint was issued for the 2022 Indonesia World Stamp Championship with a limited run of 1000 pieces, My sheet number is 0756 / 1000





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Thursday 9 May 2024

Stamps with Interactive (QR/Bar/Augmented Reality/C) codes - Update

Category - Hearing/Sight
Subcategory - Stamps with Interactive (QR/Bar/Augmented Reality/C) codes 

Canada 2012 Franklin the Turtle Stamps Booklet with Augment Reality 






Issue date 11 May 2012

Canada Post to commemorate the works of author Paulette Bourgeois and illustrator Brenda Clark featuring Franklin the Turtle, a warm and wonderful little reptile who gently encourages children to come “out of their shells”.

The issue will include four stamps, featuring the characters, in a booklet that includes Canada Post first augmented reality maze game on the back cover and when scanned with the Stamps Alive App (No longer available for Download as of date) allows one to move the Franklin Turtle through the Maze on the Smartphone.








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Saturday 4 May 2024

Stamps with Interactive (QR/Bar/Augmented Reality/C) codes - Update

Category - Hearing/Sight
Subcategory - Stamps with Interactive (QR/Bar/Augmented Reality/C) codes 

Canada 2012 100 years of the Calgary Stampede Augment Reality Stamps





Issue date 17 May 2012

Canada Post to commemorate the centennial of the Calgary Stampede, has issued two commemorative stamps featuring a rodeo horse and a silver and gold belt buckle designed by designer Xerxes Irani.

The silver-and-gold anniversary belt-buckle featured on the U.S.-rate stamp which are being produced as much-prized event trophies this year. There will be limited to 100 pieces and will serve as trophies for the Centennial celebration of the Calgary Stampede.

The Stamps features Augment Reality built onto the stamp and when scanned with the Stamps Alive App (No longer available for Download) allows one to see a barrel race and interactive experience with a horse.

A Video featuring the launch of the Stamp and the related Augment Reality stamp features are seen from the following video from Calgary Herald (Copyright of video belongs to the owner of this video - only downloaded to show features of the stamps issued)




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Friday 3 May 2024

Scented Stamps - Update

Category - Smell 
Subcategory - Scented Stamps

Hungary 2018 Medicinal Plant of the Year - Lavender (Scented stamps)

Scented Sheets with lavender colored serial number
(Perf and Imperf)

Normal Sheet with Black Serial Number

Non Scented with Serial number in Green (Perf)
Non Scented with Serial Number in Red (Imperf)




Issue date 02 May 2018

Magyar Posta has issued a special set of stamps to commemorate the selection of Lavender as the Medicinal Plant of the Year by the Medicinal Plant Section of the Hungarian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences. 

A limited edition of a folder containing 5 miniature sheets was also issued which had - 2 lavender scented perforated and imperforated souvenir sheet with a lavender colored serial numbers, a standard edition souvenir sheet with serial numbers in black, an imperforated souvenir sheet numbered in red and a specially perforated edition numbered in green.

Only 1000 of these folders were issued and the serial numbers on souvenirs sheets on my folder is 783

COA with Number 783



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Thursday 2 May 2024

Stamps with Scratch Off Printing - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps with Scratch Off Printing

France 2008 Baby Gender Reveal Stamps with Scratch off Printing



Issue date 29 Mar 2008

La Poste France issued two Set of self adhesive stamps for Baby Gender Reveal (It's a Boy or It's a Girl) stamp with scratch off printing in 2008.

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Wednesday 1 May 2024

Miniature Sheets with Materials Affixed - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Miniature Sheets with Materials Affixed/Cloth Stamps

Surprised that I had not updated my blog on this sheet considering its one of the most sought unusual item among the Unusual Stamp collector's list. Rumored that it was sold at a Chinese Embassy to collectors to fund Morocco Development Fund (not substantiated with facts - no official statement on its release though mentioned on Morocco Post presentation on the innovations of Morocco Post in its stamp issues). Also rumored that a limited number was produced and distributed as gifts among the Moroccan and Chinese Officials attending the launch of the stamps in Morocco. No comments from my end but you just got to admire the beauty of the stamp presented on Silk and affixed with a porcelain jar. 


Morocco 2008 50 years of Diplomatic Relations Morocco - China Miniature sheet with Porcelain Jar affixed





Issue date 30 October 2008

Morocco Post to commemorate the 50 years of Diplomatic Relations between Morocco and China has issued a limited and special miniature sheet printed on Silk (Printed in China) with a special ceramic Jar affixed on the Silk Sheet. (Came in a green presentation Box)

There were 3 varieties of miniature sheet printed - Miniature sheet printed with normal paper, limited number of Miniature sheet printed on Silk and limited number of Miniature sheet printed on Silk with a Porcelain Jar affixed.

+Silk Version (enlarge and see the grainy image of the sheet)

+Normal Sheet 

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Thursday 18 April 2024

Stamps with Interactive (QR/Bar/Augmented Reality/C) codes - Update

Category - Hearing/Sight
Subcategory - Stamps with Interactive (QR/Bar/Augmented Reality/C) codes 

United Kingdom 2010 Great British Railways Stamps with Augmented Reality


Issue date 19 August 2010

Royal Mail has issued a set of 6 Stamps to commemorate the Golden Era of Great Britain Steam Locomotives. 

These stamps are touted to be the world's first "intelligent" stamp and the first to work with image recognition technology (Augmented Reality). Viewing the stamp via a smartphone using "Junaio" (an image recognition application) takes users to a related webpage (Royal Mail Webpage or Channel as it was called) featuring a short film showing Bernard Cribbins reading W.H.Auden's famous poem The Night Mail.

The 6 stamps featured are 

1st Class – LMS Coronation Class Coronation at Euston Station, 1937

1st Class – BR Class 9F – Evening Star at Midsomer Norton, 1962

67p – GWR King Class – King William IV photographed near Teignmouth, 1935

67p – LNER Class A1 – Royal Lancer (location unknown), 1929

97p – SR King Arthur Class – Sir Mador de la Porte at Bournemouth Central, c.1935–39

97p – LMS NCC Class WT – Engine No 2at Larne Harbour, c.1947

Commemorative folder with Stamps


The JUNAIO App was later purchased by Apple to be used in their App Store.

To understand how the stamp worked see the video below



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Wednesday 17 April 2024

Transparent Stamps - Update

Category - Sight
Sub Category - Transparent Stamps/ Stamps with Holes

Armenia 2023 100th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Armenian Cinema Transparent Stamp




Issue date 15 November 2023

HayPost (Armenia Post) to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Armenian Cinema has issued a souvenir sheet with a Postage stamp. The souvenir sheet and the stamp is printed on a transparent self adhesive film like material with projector sprocket holes as in a film roll.




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Tuesday 16 April 2024

Scented Stamps - Update

Category - Smell 
Subcategory - Scented Stamps

Switzerland 2022 National Guide and Scout Movement Stamps with Smell of Campfire Smoke



Issue date 5 May 2022

Swiss Post to commemorate the national Guide and Scout Movement has issued a special set of stamps depicting a Campfire. The stamp smells of smoke and marks the National Jamboree that takes place once every 14 years.

The smell of smoke on the stamp evokes memories of campfires.

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Monday 15 April 2024

Stamps with Interactive Games - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - Stamps with Interactive Games 

Japan 2017 
Winter Greetings Stamps with Find the difference in the Stamps
 

 

Issue Date 01 December 2017

Japan Post has issued a set of special stamps with minute difference in printing between the two stamps featuring a snowman on the mini sheet with 10 adhesive stamps. Find the difference between the 2 stamps.

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Stamps with Interactive Games

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Sunday 14 April 2024

Silver Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps made from different materials - Silver

China 2014 China's First Moon Landing Silver Stamp



Issue date 01 January 2014

China Post in collaboration with China's Largest Bank - Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) has issued a special silver double pane stamp titled "In Commemoration of China's First Moon Landing," showing the Chang'e 3 lander and the six-wheeled Yutu ("Jade Rabbit") rover opposite each other as part of a double pane 1.2 and 1.5 yuan stamps.(Also general release of the double pane stamps on paper). Dec. 14 2013 marked the first moon landing in 37 years.

The stamps have been enclosed in a special plastic casing to prevent oxidation inside a special folder with the original double pane paper stamp along with a personalized sheet featuring the various moments in the moon landing mission. The front and back of the folder feature holographic foil printing.






My Silver stamp has a Certificate of Authenticity 11056 (Limited to 40000 pieces)


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Saturday 13 April 2024

Stamps with Interactive (QR/Bar/Augmented Reality/C) codes - Update 1

Category - Hearing/Sight
Subcategory - Stamps with Interactive (QR/Bar/Augmented Reality/C) codes 

Netherlands 2011/2012 60 Years of Television Personalized Stamps with Interactive Codes



Issue Date Multi-month issued 2011-2012

Post NL has issued a set of 35 stamps over a period of 18 months, a set of stamps with interactive codes which when read with a Aigo Pen Reader (with Post NL Logo) produces the TV shows theme song.




Issue date 26 April 2011 
 1. 60 Years Dutch television: Medisch Centrum West






Issue date 01 May 2011

2. 60 Years Dutch television: Studio Sport







3.60 Years Dutch television: The Family Knots







Issue date 01 June 2011

4. 60 Years Dutch television: BNN






5. 60 Years Dutch television: Looked up the Week







Issue date 01 July 2011

6. 60 Years Dutch television: The Clock House







7. 60 Years Dutch television: Time for Max








Issue date 01 August 2011

8. 60 Years Dutch television: RTL Boulevard







9. 60 Years Dutch television: Star show







Issue date 01 September 2011

10. 60 Years Dutch television: Diary of a shepherd dog







11. 60 Years Dutch television: Heart of Netherlands







Issue date 01 October 2011

12. 60 Years Dutch television: In the lead role








13. 60 Years Dutch television: Voetbal International







Issue date 01 November 2011

14. 60 Years Dutch television: Entry Sinterklaas







15. 60 Years Dutch television: POW News







Issue date 01 December 2011

16. 60 Years Dutch television: Beijing express








17. 60 Years Dutch television: Sinterklaas Journal






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