Monday, December 11, 2006

Perfumed stamps

"Conscious of the waning popularity of snail mails in the age of e-mails, India now plans to perk up its service with perfumed stamps", according to Daily News & Analysis of Mumbai,India

"The first ever perfumed postage stamps in India, having the unmistakable fragrance of sandalwood, are in the offing."

"As sandalwood is an integral part of Indian heritage, which needs to be treasured and conserved, the Department of Posts is issuing a perfumed postage stamp to commemorate this national treasure," the department said in a press release.

The Rs 15 perfumed stamps will be formally released on December 13. The department claims its fragrance would last for over a year.

France, New Zealand, Thailand, Switzerland, Bhutan, Norfolk Island and others have issued perfumed stamps. Shown above is a rose-scented sheetlet issued earlier this year by Australia.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM