Friday 21 July 2017

Watch out for a taste of new noisy, smelly, stamps

Rachel Lavin

The five senses are going postal with a new line of stamps that taste, smell and sound like no other.

Each of the SENSEational stamps from An Post uses special technology to interact with the senses.

The 70c Taste stamp has strawberry-flavoured adhesive gum. A €1.05 Touch stamp features thermochromic ink which changes colour.

An 'eye' graphic on a transparent €1.25 stamp represents Sight, while a €1.70 Hearing stamp features an ear illustration containing embedded particles which produce a sound when rubbed.

Finally, why not leave your letters minty fresh thanks to the sweetly scented Smell stamp?

Head of Communications Anna McHugh said An Post releases 40 new stamps designs every year, but this year they decided to do something a little different.

Tamzin Kelly, Stefan Perju, Tia Fitzgerald, Aliyah Flood and Mary Stokes(10) and Aliyah Flood(10) from the Central Model Primary School in Marlborough Street, Dublin at the launch of the stamps
Tamzin Kelly, Stefan Perju, Tia Fitzgerald, Aliyah Flood and Mary Stokes(10) and Aliyah Flood(10) from the Central Model Primary School in Marlborough Street, Dublin at the launch of the stamps
Tamzin Kelly (9), Aliyah Flood(10), (behind l to r) and Tia Fitzgerald (10) pupils of Central Model Primary School in Marlborough Street, Dublin 1at the launch of An Post’s Five Senses stamps

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