My UAE collection of Odd and Unusual stamps
Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Monday, 17 July 2017
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
My Austria collection of Odd/Unique stamps
3D / Motion stamps
Puzzle stamps/Interactive game 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
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.