Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Finland "FROSTY NIGHT" World's FIRST Transparent Stamp
Finland's post Itella issued a stamp called "Frosty Night" on 6.11.2008. This innovative stamp is printed on a special clear film, and it is believed to be the first transparent stamp in the world.
The Frosty Night stamp depicts the atmosphere of a Northern winter night with a frosty snowflake, twinkling stars and aurora borealis in the background.
The stamp is printed with blue shades on a clear filmic self-adhesive material from UPM Raflatac. The card or envelope behind the stamp then gives its own colour to the transparent snowflake and stars. Thank you Ella for this lovely and memorable First Day Cover.