Scratch-and-Sniff + Postage = Scented Stamps

In the past few decades, in order to raise revenue, postal administration of various countries have issued a growing number of .... scented stamps!

This one to the left is the coffee-scented stamp by the Brazilian postal authorities. Some weird ones include a sweet-and-sour pork scented stamp from China, and burnt-wood stamp (to raise awareness of forest fires) from Brazil.

Stamps of Distinction blog has more on the World's Smelliest Postage Stamps: Link - Thanks Tony Servies!

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I hope this is true. As it turns out, the Chinese "sweet and sour pork" stamp was NOT. I first saw the story on the ananova news site, and posted it at Metafilter. But after a bit of research, I was disappointed to find out it was a rumor/myth. I even had a Chinese friend of mine purchase me a commemorative set - which included the alleged "scratch and sniff" stamp. Which I scratched, and it didn't smell like anything.
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