Last night, I was looking through my stamps collection and so I thought I would share with you some of my unique and strange stamps.
The small Himalayan nation of Bhutan is famous for its stamps, including the first ever silk stamps, made of Bhutanese thangkas.
This 2007 stamp printed on thinly sliced cork is from Portugal, commemorating the country's cork industry, which produces around 30% of the world supply
Choco Suisse, a chocolate stamp, was issued by Switzerland in 2001. This stamp comes in a foil-wrapped booklet, like a chocolate bar, which also smell like one
Souvenir sheet of two stamps with Swarovski crystals affixed. The block was issued on 20th Sept 2004 in a cooperation between Swarovski and Austrian Post. Only 800,000 blocks are produced
This football (Soccer) stamp was issued by Austria in march 2008. This stamp is made with the same plastic polyurethane that is used to manufacture the official football of the UEFA
In 2008, Singpost (Singapore Post) commissioned specially-designed beaded postage stamps to celebrate the opening of the Peranakan Museum
The first "talking" stamps, tiny vinyl records that played Bhutan's national anthem and a brief history of the country when spun on a phonograph!
Who says Stamps collecting is Boring?