Wednesday, October 20, 2010

World's First Ceramic Stamps is reporting the world's first set of ceramic stamps --11 pieces of 0.3 mm thick ceramic chips -- have been unveiled in Jingdezhen in east China's Jiangxi province as part of the 2010 China Jingdezhen International Ceramic Fair.

A spokesperson with the China National Philatelic Corporation is quoted as saying, "The company will release only 10,000 limited edition sets of the 'World Expo National Ceramic Stamp', made with Chinese traditional craftsmanship and modern techniques. The patterns of the ceramic stamps are based on 11 World Expo-themed stamps released by China since 2007. Different from paper stamps, these stamps, it is claimed, will not fade, corrode or catch fire."

Liu Jingbo, director of the Jingdezhen Municipal Philatelic Corporation, is also quoted. "Each of these ceramic stamps is unique in the world. It overcomes the limitation of paper stamps and shows the world the creativity of Jingdezhen as the ceramic capital of China in modern times," he said.

Shown above, An ultra-thin ceramic bowl is placed on a cobweb for exhibition at the 2010 China Jingdezhen International Ceramic Fair. The bowl weighs a very few grammes and is less than one millimeter thick similiar to what the new stamps are.

No picture of the new stamps was available at press time.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM