Sunday, February 15, 2009

More philatelic drooling.....

This gorgeous little 'un is a Portuguese stamp made of extremely fine cork (0.35 ml). Released in late 2007 the limited print run of 230 000 sold out within one day! The face value is one Euro, and it depicts a cork tree on a hill. Portugal is the world’s biggest producer of cork, and according to a spokesperson from the Portuguese Cork Producers Association, the sector has had to diversify due to competition from plastic and metal caps.

On another scale entirely, this collection is selling for $9500 USD on ebay. Just one little box or folder would satisfy me!

Listening to: Culture - When the two sevens clash

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