World’s Strangest

Your source for the strangest things around!
Ads

A Small Mystery Hidden In Five Postage Stamps

In 1993 the Royal Mail in Great Britain issued a set of five se-tenant stamps to honor the legendary fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.  The stamps depicted iconic scenes from The Reigate Squire, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Six Napoleons, The Greek Interpreter, and The Final Solution. Hidden within the design of each stamp is a [...]

Magical Realm Stamps

UK’s Royal Mail released a new set of postage stamps this week featuring famous wizards, witches, and enchanters from legend and literature. The eight stamps depict Merlin, Morgan le Fay, Aslan, the White Witch, Nanny Ogg, Rincewind, Volemort, and Dumbledore. See them all in a gallery at The Guardian. Link -via The Daily What

Artist Alphabetizes Newspaper

Artist Kim Rugg specializes in re-arranging shapes and text on paper. We’ve previously posted about her discovery that Royal Mail stamp reading machines would take any shaped stamp, so as long as they had the correct colors. Rugg responded by making her own usable stamps. More recently, she rearranged the letters in the lines of [...]

Wallace and Gromit on Christmas Stamps

Wallace and Gromit will feature on this year’s Royal Mail’s Christmas stamps. On sale from November 2, the stamps feature the nation’s favourite animated characters going about their festive duties with the 1st class stamp showing the pair posting their Christmas cards.Wallace and Gromit go carol singing on the 2nd class stamp and dress the [...]