Guernsey Post introduces stamps with virtual element
- 29 November 2012
- From the section Guernsey
Guernsey Post is to introduce an Augmented Reality stamp in January featuring marine life.
The company said that when the stamps are scanned with a special mobile phone app a special documentary on the fish would be shown.
The miniature sheet stamps, including one of the rarely seen Black-face Bleeny, will go on sale in 2013.
The images and footage taken for the stamps are the work of Sue Daly, a world-renowned underwater photographer.
Ms Daly, who lives in Sark, was able to capture the depicted fish during her summer dives around the island.
Boley Smillie, Guernsey Post's chief executive said: "We are extremely pleased with this exciting new product. The technology, which is easy to use, brings the stamp to life and adds another dimension for our collectors to explore."