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Bhutan Resumes World's First Philatelic CD-ROM Series

PostPosted: 06 Apr 2009 01:58
by kennywkt
Bhutan Resumes World's First Philatelic CD-ROM Series
Tuesday, March 31, 2009

PITTSBURGH, March 31, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ ----Bhutan Postal Corp. LTD announces its second issue in a series of world's first CD-ROM postage stamps with web portal. The extraordinary computer-age postage stamps chronicle the remarkable recent accomplishments of the Himalayan country.

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"Bhutan: Voting for Happiness" illustrates the country's peaceful transition from heredity monarchy to constitutional democracy. "Bhutan: Coronation 2008" documents the coronation of Bhutan's new king, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. The colorful stamps illustrate Bhutan's recent history for all time.

These new CD-ROM stamps with web portal follow in the footsteps of the two CD-ROM stamps released by Bhutan in 2008, and are the latest in a series of philatelic "firsts" by Bhutan since the 1960s. The stamps are mini-CDs that fit into exquisitely decorated, self-adhesive envelopes. When affixed to a larger envelope, the CD-ROM stamp can be used as postage. When inserted into a computer, the CD-ROM plays an 8-minute video about Bhutan, and also offers a web portal to http://www.BhutanToday.net, with news about Bhutan in real time. The "stamp that never goes out of date" also can be added to a collection or displayed in a frame.

The stamps were developed by Bhutan Postal Corp., LTD. in partnership with Creative Products International of Pittsburgh, PA, USA, a product design, custom outsourced manufacturing and importing company known for its innovative manufactured goods. For the last three decades, Creative Products has been involved primarily in importing from Asia and the Pacific Rim to the US.

The company was founded by Frances Todd Stewart, whose father, the late Burt Kerr Todd, is believed to have been the first American to visit Bhutan, back in 1951. He also developed more than 60 distinctive and unusual postage stamps for Bhutan throughout his lifetime.

The new CD-ROM stamps were offset printed by Toppan Printing Co., LTD of Hong Kong, and the CDs were replicated by Smartlink Group, also of Hong Kong. Toppan is one of the world's top security printers, and is listed on the "Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations." Smartlink is a worldwide leader in the secure replication of digital material.

More information is available at http://www.BhutanPostageStamps.com and http://www.BhutanToday.net.

Contact: Frances Todd Stewart, Creative Products International, 412-521-2237, francess@creativeproductsintl.com

SOURCE Creative Products International

http://www.BhutanToday.net


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Re: Bhutan Resumes World's First Philatelic CD-ROM Series

PostPosted: 06 Apr 2009 05:49
by stampheart
Kenny,

Thanks for the website. The CD stamps do look expensive but maybe they may be worth a lot more in the future, just like the ones that they released much earlier.

Cheers

Andrew

Re: Bhutan Resumes World's First Philatelic CD-ROM Series

PostPosted: 06 Apr 2009 13:39
by kennywkt
It is limited edition, I don't think it is easy available in Malaysia, if so, the price will be very expensive.