Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Experimental design

In a previous article I have written about innovation on stamps : the moving stamps from Ireland, the stamps from New Zealand that react to the temperature. I could also have mentioned the scented stamps, the embroided stamps, the wooden stamps… Some other countries have attempted some experimental design for the shape of the stamp itself. A striking example is this souvenir sheet from Portugal (click on the picture to zoom) containing twelve stamps.
It has been issued on the 17th of September 2003. Bizarre, isn’t it ? I wonder if many of these stamps have been seen on a cover. As I know there are some readers of my blog in Portugal I would be happy to hear from them to know if they have ever seen those stamps used on mail.

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