Selfie stamps: Indian post office will soon make it happen
By Colin Sallee
1. Put yourself on a stamp
Got a photo of yourself that you want to last? Put it on a stamp!
The Times of India is reporting that collectors will soon have the opportunity to make a selfie the focus of their own new stamp. The post office's so-called "My Stamp" facility, which will handle the process, will be open by the end of the year.
“The process is simple,” The Times reports. “A good photograph will be scanned to get it converted into a postage stamp. In case one does not have photos, then it will be clicked by the equipment on the spot.”
Each 12-stamp sheet will cost 300 rupees.
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On Feb. 24, 1966, Qatar issued a set of 12 circular, gold-foil stamps depicting Sheik Ahmad bin Ali al Thani. A complete set of 12 is valued in the 2016 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue at $172.25 in mint never-hinged condition, and at $42.05 in used condition.
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