“With the Corona stamp, we not only want to issue an original stamp block to remember this year, but also to support those who have been particularly affected by this crisis,” Austria’s Post CEO Georg Pölzl said in a statement.
Austria’s postal / Österreichische Post service has united two aspects of the coronavirus pandemic in a stamp printed on toilet paper that people can also, at a push, use for social distancing.
The 2.75 euro (£2.50 or about $3.25) “Corona stamp” comes in sheets of 4 inch/around 10 cm length printed on three-ply toilet paper and the tenth stamp will do 1 meter measurement to be apart to each other, as the government advised about the social distancing furing pandemic. It is symbolised in official campaigns by a baby elephant marking the 1 meter in social-distancing.
“If you put 10 stamp sheets end to end, you get a metre’s distance in total – or the length of a baby elephant. The famous baby animal is also printed on the stamp,” Österreichische Post said in a statement on Friday, October 23.
Austria Post will release 300,000 stamps on October 30. The corona stamp will be sold at twice its face value, with the mark-up going to charity.
Source: Austria prints a postage stamp to remember COVID-19 by, on toilet paper — Austria’s postal service issues ‘corona stamp’ printed on toilet paper — Austria’s postal service is printing special Covid-19 stamps — on toilet paper.