World Stamps

'Augmented reality stamps' released by Singapore Post: Linn's Buzz

June 30, 2015 05:41 PM

  • Singapore Post is honoring the 2015 World Stamp Exhibition with some high-tech new stamps that are attached here to a pre-cancelled First Day Cover.

By Joe O'Donnell

1. High-tech stamps

To mark Singapore’s hosting of the 2015 World Stamp Exhibition, Singapore Post is putting out some high-tech new stamps.

"In conjunction with this stamp issue, SingPost will ... issue limited edition Special SG50 Collectors’ Sheets that use augmented reality to bring the stamps to life," a SingPost press release reads. "They not only provide a different and interesting way to learn about Singapore’s story, they also make for cool collectibles."

What does "augmented reality" mean? It means that when the stamps are scanned with a smartphone, a pair of related videos can be viewed. 

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2. Newman's own 

"Actor and philanthropist Paul Newman will be honored on a United States commemorative forever stamp Sept. 18."

3. Jenny Invert Locket Copy sold

"The famed Locket Copy of the Inverted Jenny, the United States 24¢ airmail stamp of 1918 with the biplane in the center printed upside down in error, was sold in New York on May 20."

4. Stamps on Jeopardy!

"The television game show Jeopardy! featured a Stamps category in its episode broadcast nationally June 29. It's at least the third time this year that stamps have appeared on the popular syndicated program." 

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