On 21st February 2009 coinciding with the 29th Birthday of His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the 5th Druk Gyalpo of the Kingdom of Bhutan, Bhutan Post issued its second issue in a series of world's first CD-ROM postage stamps. These stamps are mini-CDs that fit into exquisitely decorated, self-adhesive envelopes. When affixed to a larger envelope, the CD-ROM stamp can be used as postage. When inserted into a computer, the CD-ROM plays an 8-minute video about Bhutan
But have you ever wonder whether these extraordinary stamps can really be used for posting? Well! today, I received one such "rare" cover sent registered from an eBayer.
According to an article, it is rare for the Bhutan stamps being used in country and most letters mailed from Bhutan are mostly from tourists writing home about their travels in this beautiful little kingdom . So its safe to say that only up to 30% of all the Bhutan stamps ever printed and issued are ever used as regular postage and the ones that are , are in big demand for the rare cancellation marks of the Bhutan Postal Service .
On my next posting, I shall share with you another 2 covers also with CD-ROM postage stamps that I bought on the eBay. Till then, have a great day!