Micro Monster stamps - update
A series of stamps featuring scanning electron micrographs has been ranked among the world’s best releases of 2009.
Micro monsters, a series of Australia Post stamps, featuring scanning electron micrographs by the Museum’s Sue Lindsay, is one of the top ten releases of 2009, according to International StampNews.com.
‘This issue reveals a wonderful microscopic world most of us never have a chance to see. Familiar everyday insects, magnified many times, are shown in a new light’, the judges said.
StampNews was also impressed by the use of thermochromic printing that reveals the magnification factor of each image when a secret area is rubbed.
Other winning stamps include chocolate-scented stamps from France; thermochromic stamps from Iceland showing the effect of global warming on the Arctic; and 3D dinosaur stamps from South Africa.
See the Micro monster stamps on this page, and view other winners at www.stampnews.com.
Brendan Atkins , Publications Coordinator