Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Odd World - United Arab Emirates

My UAE collection of Odd and Unusual stamps 

Transparent stamp

Diamond shaped and  special coat on pearl

Odd shape - Tete beche stamps

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

Embroidery stamps

3D / Motion stamps


Puzzle stamps/Interactive game stamps
Easter Bunny

Odd shape

    Foil stamps

WIPA 2008 Silver and Gold Foil stamp and Triangular stamps

Josef Hoffmann Gold foil embossed Odd shape
UND Silberschmiede Gold Silver and Copper foil 

Peter Kogler Art - Silver 

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.

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