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Monday, April 15, 2013

The Bhutanese Stamp Records

(The Bhutanese Stamp Records....Actual Size.....)

Anyone who collects stamps knows the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has by far the strangest and most unusual postage stamps in the world.

But these have to be amongst the STRANGEST of the strange. In the early '70s, Bhutan issued record-stamps. They are actual one-sided phonograph records, playable on any turntable without automatic, end of side pick up.

They featured history talks and traditional Bhutanese folk music.

In a 21st century update, Bhutan recently issued a series of CD-ROM stamps....

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