Man of Steel stamps from Jersey Post use innovative technology

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imports_CCGB_stamp-48-_46172.jpg Man of Steel stamps from Jersey Post use innovative technology
Jersey Post pays tribute to Jersey-born actor Henry Cavill, star of Man of Steel, with a unique portfolio of philatelic products. ...

Jersey Post pays tribute to Jersey-born actor Henry Cavill, star of Man of Steel, with a unique portfolio of philatelic products. Innovative production techniques developed by Cartor Security Printing in France have produced a number of unique features, including a glow in the dark stamp and a granite stamp.

Henry Cavill plays Superman in the new film Man of Steel. Cavill was born on the island of Jersey in 1983, the fourth of five sons born to Marianne and Colin Cavill. He attended St Michael's Preparatory School in Jersey and made his acting debut was a school boy on the island.

Man of Steel stamps

Jersey Post has revealed details of a portfolio of Man of Steel products which comprises:

  • A set of six mint stamps
  • A lenticular miniature sheet
  • A limited edition collector's pack
  • Six mint sheet selvedges
  • First day cover stamps
  • First day cover lenticular miniature sheet
  • Presentation pack stamps
  • Presentation pack lenticular miniature sheet


Production techniques

The six Man of Steel stamps have special techniques as follows:

  • Man of Steel stamp (45p) - an augmented reality app allows users to download bonus material
  • Transparent stamp (55p) - featuring a dramatic mid-air image
  • Foil stamp (60p) - printed on flat simili silver foiling
  • Heat sensitive stamp (68p) - printed with thermochromic ink which when warmed reveals an image of the Earth
  • Granite stamp (80p) - granite from Beauport Beach, Cavill's favourite place in Jersey - provides a rough finish
  • Glow in the dark stamp (88p) - with a 'hidden message' visible only in darkness


To buy the stamps, visit the Jersey Post Man of Steel website.

For all the latest stamp and coin news and new issues, see each issue of Stamp & Coin Mart magazine.

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