Friday, June 8, 2012

Special Art: Embossed Stamp Issues

Embossed stamp issues are a special breed of stamps each contains a raised texture one can actually feel with a finger. There are some embossed issues with Braille built into the stamp to assist the blind in reading the domination.

Others are special editions celebrating a great historical person or event and sold as a profitable venture to collectors throughout the world.

Whatever the agenda the embossed stamp issue is a valuable addition to any stamp collector and opens new possibilities to where stamps may go next in the future. Perhaps bar codes that can be scanned by smart phones will contain public service announcements or speak to the blind.