Wednesday, September 06, 2006

New Zealand interactive "Gold Rush" stamp

Scoop Independent News reports that, "New Zealand Post's latest - and interactive - stamp issue commemorates the gold rush years that proved crucial to the development of New Zealand as a nation in the 19th century."

The set of five stamps depicting the county's early gold miners at work is scheduled for release today.

According to Scoop, "For the first time New Zealand Post has produced a stamp using heat-sensitive thermographic ink - which means that if you rub the 45-cent stamp, the heat from your finger will magically reveal gleaming nuggets in the pan of the 1880s prospector depicted in the photograph."

To read the entire article, click here.

For additional details and ordering information, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM