Sunday, April 20, 2014

3D dinosaur stamp from South Africa

South Africa 3D dinosaur stamp

Yesterday I received a Postcrossing postcard from South Africa with this AWESOME stamp! I grant you I don't get too much mail from South Africa, so all their stamps are pretty novel to me, but I just had to share this one. It is a dinosaur skeleton displayed in 3D! I wish I had 3D glasses to appreciate it properly. (Where does one find cheap 3D glasses these days, anyway? Like under 5 bucks? I'd buy 'em just to dig this stamp!)

8 comments:

  1. That is an outstanding stamp. I can only wish to be so lucky and receive a copy on a South African postcard.

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  2. That stamp looks amazing, even without 3D glasses. Lucky you!

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  3. Use permanent markers to color a red rectangle and a blue rectangle on a piece of clear plastic ... hold them up to your eyes and that should give you a rough 3D view :)

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    1. Fabulous, PostMuse - thanks for the tip! I am ashamed to admit I don't have any of those materials at hand, but they shouldn't be hard to scare up.

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  4. If the coloured plastic doesn't work, try some coloured cellophane. Or if you live near a cinema that shows 3D movies, see if you can get a pair there. At my local cinema you pay $5 for the glasses when you buy a 3D movie ticket.

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  5. So cool. I am going to South Africa this summer, and I'll head straight to the post office to get some of these! Yowza.

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  6. What a coincidence -- I received one of these from a Postcrossing postcard a few weeks ago~ NeatO.

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  7. Just came across some red/blue 3d glasses leftover from a party - wow, that stamp looks good. Really clever idea.

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