Hong Kong issued a set of six stamps on Innovation & Technology on 19 Nov 2013. These set of stamps the first-ever Photochromic ink stamps issued by Hong Kong Post. It showcases six areas of innovation and technology industry in Hong Kong with a view to promoting the culture of technological innovation to the Public.
$ 1.70 -Green Technology $ 2.20 -Information and Communication Technology
$ 2.90- Chinese Medicine $ 3.10 -Bio-Technology
$ 3.70- Nano & Advanced Materials $ 5.00- Radio Frequency Identification.
Special Stamps on Gotthard Base Tunnel– Switzerland 2016
Switzerland issued a special pair of se-tenant stamps with a vignette to commemorate the opening of Gotthard Base Tunnel on 01 Jun 2016. The tunnel is the longest railway tunnel in the World with a length of 57 kilometres. It connects North (Erstfeld) of Switzerland to Bodio in the South.
Special Stamps– 28 million tonnes of material was removed from the mountains out of which 15 kilos of Gotthard rock went to Swiss Post. The Gotthard rock was ground into dust and then applied in this form to the 104 mm X 37 mm “Gottardo” special stamp using a particular kind of printing with special varnish.
The two stamps of 100 c each featuring the bridge show the relief of the Saint Gotthard Massif along with Alpine panorama and north and south portals. At each end of the tunnel stands an SBB locomotive, one in the colder north, depicted in blue, and the other in warmer south, depicted in yellow. The locomotive in North (Erstfeld) is an SBB Electric Locomotive Re 484 Cargo and locomotive in South (Bodio) is an SBB Re 460 Loco 2000.
Thailand issued a Miniature sheet with one 5 baht stamp on 23 Apr 2013. The theme was Bangkok World Book Capital 2013, It was an unusual stamp as it has a small book attached to the stamp. The Book is Kaew Jom Kan youth literature composed by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn based on her childhood experiences. Kaew is a girl who is the leading character in the book. The book even has Thai desserts recipe in the chapter Mae Khrua Hua Pa.