Guernsey Post introduces stamps with virtual element

Guernsey Post stamp
Image caption The stamps will include images of the rarely seen Black-face Bleeny

Guernsey Post is to introduce an Augmented Reality stamp in January featuring marine life.

The company said that when the stamps are scanned with a special mobile phone app a special documentary on the fish would be shown.

The miniature sheet stamps, including one of the rarely seen Black-face Bleeny, will go on sale in 2013.

The images and footage taken for the stamps are the work of Sue Daly, a world-renowned underwater photographer.

Ms Daly, who lives in Sark, was able to capture the depicted fish during her summer dives around the island.

Boley Smillie, Guernsey Post's chief executive said: "We are extremely pleased with this exciting new product. The technology, which is easy to use, brings the stamp to life and adds another dimension for our collectors to explore."

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