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August 19, 2014 AT 6:11 am

Talking stamps: Tiny vinyl record postage stamps that were playable, 1972

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Talking stamps: Tiny vinyl record postage stamps that were playable, 1972.

Known as the “first talking stamps” in 1972, these tiny vinyl postage stamps from Bhutan were totally playable and when the needle was put on the record stamp you heard Bhutan’s national anthem and a capsule history of the nation. Talking stamps were thin plastic embossed records with removable back to expose the adhesive.


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1 Comment

  1. Wow! How creative. I love this.

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