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12 Of The World’s Most Unique Post Stamps

This silver yuan overprint on a revenue stamp ...
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Swarovski Crystal Stamps In 2004 Austria issued the world’s first crystal-coated stamp. The stamps, created by Swarovski crystal producers, cost 7.50 euros and were produced in conjunction with the Austrian postal service. The stamp was made out of paper like any ordinary stamp and the crystals were stuck on with a specially created glue. Swarovski had found a way to make the crystal-coated stamp withstand rough treatment in automated postal sorting machines. The surface of real glass crystal showed the Swarovski swan motif. (Link)

Soccer Ball Stamps

In March 2008, Austrian Post Office issued a stamp made of the same original material as the UEFA European Championship ball – a synthetic mix with polyurethane. (Link)

The Simpsons Stamps

The US Postal Service started selling stamps featuring The Simpsons on May 7th, 2009. The first-class stamps were worth 44 cents each. “This is the biggest and most adhesive honor The Simpsons have ever received,” said Matt Groening, creator and executive producer of The Simpsons. (Link 1 | Link 2)

Chocolate Stamps

The act of licking stamps, is loved by some as it is disgusting for others. Even though nowadays there are sticker stamps, those old-fashioned lickable stamps will never die. So if we have to lick it anyway why not make it tasty so we can all be happier. This set of stamps is called Chocolate Mail, which comes in 3 flavors – dark, milk and white chocolate. They are a set of 24 1st class stamps that are designed to look like a bar of chocolate, packaged as an envelope. (Link)

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Coffee Scented Stamps

This stamp was issued by Brazil. The stamp is coated with varnish containing the microcapsules that were prepared from the matured coffee beans, after being roasted, ground and filtered under pressure. This process gives a strong coffee aroma to the stamp that lasts for up to five years. (Link)

Moving Stamps

What you see above is actually a postage stamp that features a 3-second sport clip depicting various perspectives of the winning soccer goal that Andreas “Andi” Herzog scored past Sweden to grant Austria passage to the 1998 World Cup. This historical moment has been immortalized by the Austrian postal administration in honor of the upcoming Union of European Football Associations’ 2008 series. By using advancements in existing technology, Austria Post has managed to put the moving image of this goal onto a postage stamp. The stamp is very large. It measures 6.5 cm (2.6 inches) wide by 4.7 cm (1.9 inches) tall. With its size, denomination, and the novelty of moving images, it is sure to stand out in a stamp collection. (Link)

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12 Cool USB Flash Drives

by Nora Vega

Wooden USB Oooms

These sticks from OOOMS are made to stand out from their natural environment of computers and offices. The sticks are picked from the woods and are individually selected for their natural beauty, and then professionally handmade into unique and personal USB memory sticks. (Link)

USB Flash Drive Fingers

USB Flash Drive Fingers are both cool and creepy. These things are very realistic in appearance and feel. They even have finger prints. Now, you can finally give that geek in your life “The Finger”. (Link)

Gold with Diamond USB Flash Drive

U3 Israeli Jewellery shop have brought out a limited edition of its handmade solid gold 14k USB Flash drive, which is touted to be the most expensive USB Flash drive on the planet. In addition to the gold, this dazzling Flash drive also has some glittering diamonds on it. Bling aside, this 4GB drive comes with U3 platform along with its apps. An amber LED underneath the drive glows magnificently through the diamonds covering it. The price is $2,000. (Link)

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