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Posted 06/29/2022   12:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add bigtoe to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Being new to the hobby I've noticed some 3D stamps from foreign countries.

Are there and 3D stamps from the US?

Tom
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Posted 06/29/2022   01:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These are referred to as Lenticular.
I do not recall any.
Hologram stamps exist though.

US First Lenticular..........


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https://www.magictricks.com/usps-ra...-stamps.html
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Edited by rod222 - 06/29/2022 01:58 am
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Posted 06/29/2022   02:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenticular_printing

Lenticular Stamps
Bhutan
Austria
Ajman
Iraq
North Korea
United Arab Emirates
Egypt
Netherlands
Morocco
New Caledonia
Micronesia

(Not exhaustive)
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Edited by rod222 - 06/29/2022 02:08 am
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Posted 06/29/2022   02:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Also include the US business card plastic "stamp decoder"

Used on the definitive $1 fox


My post on these 15 years ago
https://rec.collecting.stamps.discu...amp-decodera
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Edited by rod222 - 06/29/2022 02:18 am
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Posted 06/29/2022   08:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Scott - U617, U618, U625, U639
Does not reproduce here, but when held correctly to the light, shows a 3d image.


Die cut window with foil hologram: a photograph of an interference pattern which, when suitably illuminated, produces a three-dimensional image.

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Posted 06/29/2022   09:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JLLebbert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The higher denominations in the 2000 space issue (Scott 3411-3413) contained holograms.
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Posted 06/29/2022   12:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Casey Magoo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are some of mine. Sand dune air mails and the like. I don't mind them.
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Posted 06/30/2022   09:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chipg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The 2018 Art of Magic souvenir sheet had 3 lenticular stamps of a rabbit coming out of a hat.
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Posted 06/30/2022   4:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
While I understand the OP's question about Lenticular Stamps and I especially collect Bhutan Lenticular stamps on cover, I wish to expand on 3D for the OPs information.

Generally one would consider a normal stamp as being flat, effectively two dimensions, height and width, with the thickness being ignored as the stamp image is looked at as flat, not 3D. That thickness for the flat image may vary somewhat due to paper thickness or in the case of some stamps, plastic or foil thickness. Certain color changing (e.g. US eclipse stamp), scratch and sniff (Swiss chocolate bar issue) and the like including the mentioned Lenticular stamps have a bit more thickness to accommodate the special added, via printing, materials. On the other hand the holographic stamps remain at thickness but have in-cuts to produce the holographic lighting effect. Certain metal foil stamps, often made to resemble coins are still thin with a flat image printed on the foil and then to give a sense of three dimensions, they are 'embossed' in the unfilled repousse manner. Embossed is a term used on paper and the stamps are metal thus subject to repousse.


There is one class of stamps which are they themselves truly three dimensional as they are fully functional 3D objects in of themselves, not just thin layers of print. Below is one such set, shown mint for size comparison and used on cover.




Each is a fully functional record which will play on a record player which I have done Issued in 1973.








Even the covers are colorful. With the US love for Elvis, I am surprised one of his stamps was not the first US record issue. (Now don't be cruel. )
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Posted 06/30/2022   4:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Casey Magoo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stamps are for playing, not sending. How many rpms dude?
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Posted 06/30/2022   5:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Germania to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Parcelpostguy,
Isn't there a difference in price between MNH (music never heard) and MH (music heard)?
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Posted 06/30/2022   9:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
ppg - nice on 3D parallel topic. And interesting.
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Posted 06/30/2022   9:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add joe1225us to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Parcelpostguy,
Isn't there a difference in price between MNH (music never heard) and MH (music heard)?


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Posted 06/30/2022   9:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Occasionally after a bottle of Scotch I have seen stamps in 3 or even 4d.
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Posted 06/30/2022   9:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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How many rpms dude?



They are one-sided, 33 1/3 rpm vinyl records playable on a standard turntable (except if the turntable stops the arm from moving inward beyond a certain point). Recorded content includes Bhutanese folk songs and histories of the country in English and Dzongkha, the local language. Below I posted a copy of the announcement of Bhutan's Talking Stamps. My comments continue below that image.



Issued in 1972, it was not until 1993 that Scott Catalog listed them at a total catalog of about $30. Before and after the listing they we at best considered a weird joke on philately. BUT the joke is on the philatelists who did not buy a set or even individual records at that time and price. My sets purchased predated the catalog listing and much of the digital revolution.

As you either lived or heard about from parents or grandparents there were records (we will ignore taped music) which were replaced by CDs which gave way to "streaming" where you did not have a copy of the recording on something you could hold in your hand. Next there came back an interest in old vinyl (as records are called) and then especially rare old vinyl. These smallest of vinyl records known to philately were discovered by the vinyl geeks which helped the stamp geeks' interest grow not to mention the overall demand for the stamps. Sets of just the records can be found in the $500-$1000 range with a recent set on eBay at over $600 with shipping. The FDCs run in the $250-$350 and up range per cover.

So why did I include these in a thread asking about 3D stamps of the US? Well, because of the USA connection. Bert Todd, an American born in 1924 into steel wealth tended to travel the world and live an interesting life. After serving in the US Army Air Corps during WWII, he entered Oxford, after securing a special entrance permission, and exited with a law degree in 1949. During his studies he met and befriended a student by the name of Ashi Kesang Choden-Dorfi. She invited him to her 1951 wedding to Jigme Dorji-Wangchuck to be held in Bhutan since groom's father was the King of Bhutan. Following their marriage, he ascended to the thrown with his queen in 1952 and reigned until 1972. As king he opened up Bhutan to the outside world.

In 1960 the King asked Bert to assist with a $10,000,000.00 loan request from the World Bank. The World Bank refused as at the time there was a minor border dispute between Bhutan and India with the World Bank not wanting to upset the large client India. It was suggested to Bert that Bhutan could sell stamps to raise money in the manner of some other small countries such as Monaco.

In 1960 Bhutan issued warrants to issue stamps and Bert was placed in charge of the program. Stamps began to be issued that year. At first he issued pleasant artful stamps but realized he needed a bigger bang to gain the attention of collectors worldwide if he was to realize the goal of raising serious money. 1966 began the issuance of the innovative stamps. The Lenticular (3D) Space Issue appeared in 1967 and sold over 200,000 sets. And so the innovations continued eventually including the real vinyl record set.

Bert died in 2006, but lived long enough to see his daughter, Frances, follow in his footsteps and notch up another first with a series of CD-ROM stamps carrying documentary videos about Bhutan.

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Posted 06/30/2022   10:40 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Do you know a Helen D.? She goes on at length about Bert Todd much like you just did.
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