Friday, 14 July 2017

USPS's First Thermochromic Ink stamp was released on June 20th, 2017 to 
commemorate the August 21st Total Eclipse of the Sun.  The stamp has a black circle at the middle, when it is exposed to light/heat the image of the moon will appear.  Thermochromic inks are vulnerable to UV light and should be kept out of direct sunlight as much as possible to preserve this special effect.  Since the stamps on cover are travelling long way, they are exposed to sunlight and obviously they lose its special feature.  In order to preserve the Mint stamps USPS is providing some special envelopes at an extra cost.

Thanks a lot Arakan, USA for sending these stamps on cover.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Odd World - Austria

My Austria collection of Odd/Unique stamps

Odd Materials

Polyurithene stamp

Embroidery stamps

3D / Motion stamps


Puzzle stamps/Interactive game stamps
Easter Bunny

Odd shape

    Foil stamps

Material on stamp

Meteorite dust on stamp: Austria

In 2006 Austria Post has Issued a stamp with Meteorite dust.  The dust came from a 19Kg stony meteorite found in Morocco in 2004.  The meteorite was crushed into a very fine dust and 0.03gms of that dust was hand affixed to the stamp using special adhesive.  I am very thankful to Mr.Sudhan for this unique material on stamp.  Nice addition to my Odd and Unusual stamp collection.

Friday, 30 June 2017

World's first Porcelain stamp : Austria

Austria Post has issued World's First Porcelain stamp on 20th March 2014. The Viennese rose stamps were designed by the Vienna Porcelain Manufacturer Augarten (Wiener Porzellanmanufaktur Augarten), Europe's second porcelain manufacturer and they are claiming that it is unbreakable.  

I am very thankful to Sudhan for this Odd and unique stamp.  Nice addition to my Odd and Unusual stamps collection. 

Thursday, 29 June 2017

World's first self adhesive glass stamp : Austria

Another special stamp by the Vienna Porcelain Manufacturer Augarten, World's first self adhesive Glass stamp.  Earlier Augarten designed and manufactured the world's first porcelain stamp.  The glass stamp was issued by Austria post on 10th June 2016.  This stamp portrays Virgin Mary weeping over the dead body of her crucified son, Jesus by using reverse painting technique.

Thanks a lot Jo for constantly enhancing my Austria Odd and Unusual stamps collection.

Below is the stamp inside the special pack.

Reverse side of the pack

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