The most UNUSUAL stamps in the world

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tonga2 wrote:3D lenticular

On 1 August 2018 Australia Post issued a 3D lenticular S/S for Reef Safari.

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This sheet was overprinted for the 2018 Macau Stamp Exhibition with special limited edition postmark for each of the four days of the exhibition.

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stampchris wrote:I wonder how many other collectors noticed that the size of the stamps in the block of four is different to the regular sheet stamps. The regular sheet stamps are 37.5 mm x 26 mm, whereas the lenticular stamps are 41 mm x 30 mm.
Why do they do that?
I didn't see your post Glen, and only happened to find it now!

Perforating lenticular stamps as they did with this issue would much more time consuming and would wear down any perforating comb faster (hence it is likely that a special, more expensive, comb was used). The only other country that has released perforated lenticular stamps is the UK when they did this with their Thunderbirds issue, which was produced by Cartor in France, and had 41 mm x 30 mm stamps.

I suspect that the Australian lenticular sheet was printed by Cartor in France (I spoke to the Cartor representatives in Melbourne in 2017, and they indicated that they were in discussions with Australia Post to produce more specialist issues), and since they already had a perforation comb suitable for perforating lenticular stamps, Australia Post probably decide to use it as it would save costs. The stamps were computer generated, so repositioning the design elements would've been fairly easy. This would also explain why the $2 Shark stamp is imperforate. Yes, it adds interest to the sheet, but the reality is, it would've been more expensive to produce a new comb just to perforate this stamp.

The only other printer of lenticular stamps is OuterAspect in New Zealand, but their expertise is in self-adhesive lenticular stamps.
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Awesome topic!

Some of the "unusual stamps" in my collection.. lenticular stamp from South Africa.

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Scented sheets from India: (2019 - agarwood and orange blossom)

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(2019 - Jasmine and sandalwood)

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Gold foil stamp of Ghana that I suspect could be a fake :/ :mrgreen:

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Fan shaped stamps: China - theme is seasons..this is spring summer and autumn if i'm right. They released a "winter" recently.

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Rubber stamp of Spain (2018 - 200th Anniversary of the birth of Cosme García Sáez)

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(I dont have a scanner, sorry about image quality)

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tonga2 wrote:Russia 2017 Fifa World Cup 2018 - Mascot Wolf Zabivaka S/S – 3D lenticular multi-image.


On 2 July 2017 Russia issued a S/S with the stamp showing multiple images.


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On 1 December 2017 Russian postal administration to celebrate the 2018 FIFA World Cup (14 June - 15 July 2018) to be held in Russia, issued a special souvenir sheet showing the official mascot - Wolf Zabivaka – the sheet shows 3D lenticular multi-image showing "kicking the ball", "heading the ball" and "dribbling the ball".


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Sandalwood - FDC of the first scented stamp issued by India on 13-Dec-2006

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Sandalwood - MS of the first scented stamp issued by India on 13-Dec-2006

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Jasmine - FDC of the second scented stamp issued by India on 26-April-2009

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sagi2917 wrote:Jasmine - FDC of the second scented stamp issued by India on 26-April-2009

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Couple of corrections - It was issued on 26th April 2008 & was the third scented set of stamps
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Rose - FDC of the second scented set of stamps issued by India on 7th February 2007

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Hi,
Dear collector. Nice and extensive selection. :D
Today the list is up, every year. If you would like I invite you see my bloq: https://segellsinusuals.wordpress.com/
I collect this, I have any stamps unusuals more recents.
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This is not so unusual, I suppose, but my childhood collection included a very pretty set of pastel-colored stamps that likely came from an African, perhaps Saharan country. They would have been from the 1940's I suppose. My mind's eye says some of them had images of camels. I've never seen that set since.

Does that ring any bells with you? Thanks!
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Sorry, but I do'nt know any stamps about your description.
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My apologies if this was already covered. Eventually the scented stamps will lose their odors unless they are somehow preserved. Will that affect their value?

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We have almost 2,000 members of the Facebook Group called Unusual Stamps News - this question has been discussed in length there - the general consensus is that scented stamps are no longer worth collecting because they lose their scent after time, and it is the scent that makes them unusual. Without the scent they are only normal paper/gum stamps. Some members still collect them, but not as many as when scented stamps were first issued. Their value may be slightly lower as not so many collectors of unusual stamps are now buying them, but collectors of whichever country issued them will still be buying them to complete their collection of that particular country, so I don't think their value will change that much.

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It won't be long before the most unusual production stamp will be -- an engraved stamp.

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Most in the Unusual Stamp Group no longer consider embossed stamps as unusual because there are so many thousands issued. Some still collect them, but they are in the minority.

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