Friday, July 06, 2007

Interactive "Rub and Reveal" stamps

A series of`Classic Kiwi' stamps were issued earlier this week , according to The Dominion Post. The set of 20 stamps feature sayings common to New Zealnders, but possibly confusing for new arrivals or visitors.

They feature a heat-sensitive black strip that, when rubbed, reveals a translation.
Pictured here are two of the stamps in the set which were released as a minature sheet.
"Hard Yakka" is slang for "hard work" and is dervied from yakka wood which is very tough. "Sweet as" becomes "Ok, no problem."
The stamps combine phrases with related images such as kiwi fruit, a sheep dog, fairy bread and a Swanndri jumper. NZ Post stamps general manager Ivor Masters is quoted in the article as saying the intention was to show the diversity of New Zealand culture and have a bit of fun.
To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM