Non-philatelist tend to have the impression that philately can be boring. You should think again. Im sure the stamps below will definitely change your mind. When it comes to peculiar philately, 3 countries are rather dominant; Bhutan, Switzerland and Austria. Hence, in this post, I will only share peculiar stamps from these countries only. Please enjoy:Moving images on their stamps is one of the latest hits in philately. Below is an example from Austria.
In 2006, Austria again issued this curious stamp, which could even be said to be out of this world. The stamp contains 0.03 grams of dust from a meteorite found in Morocco two years earlier, which was fixed to the stamp with a special adhesive:
Austria Post yet again produced another shocking surprise with the world’s first stamp made of football materials in 2008.
In 2005, Austria produced their own embroidered stamps depicting the alpine flower:
Switzerland on the other hand issued stamps in a foil-wrapped booklet, similar to most chocolate bars. Yummy but it still tastes like stamps. Don't be fooled. LOL
In 2000, Switzerland produced embroidered stamp, celebrating the master piece created in St. Gallen, one of the Swiss Canton:
In 2004, Switzerland issued this wooden stamp made from 120-year-old fir trees:
The small Himalayan nation of Bhutan is definitely the "LEADER" when it comes to peculiar stamps, including the first ever stamp made of steel:
Yet again in 1973, Bhutan produced stamps which has rose scented:
If rose scented stamps weren't enough, Bhutan took the philately world by storm with the introduction of stamps which are real phonograph records:
Leaders of the world depicting on plastic stamps. Yet another ground braking adventure by Bhutan:
More recently, Bhutan introduced postage stamps that doubled as actual CD-ROMs. One is entitled “Bhutan: In Harmony with Nature”, the other “Bhutan: 100 Years of Monarchy”:
Promise to showcase more peculiar stamps from all over the world. Trust me, we have so much more. Moreover, Malaysia did produce a peculiar stamp of its own too. Anyone got any idea which issue I'm talking about? LOL
I guess as a philatelist, we either LOVE them or HATE them. As for me, I'm neutral. Its good to have them in my collection but Im not crazy of them. How about all of you?