Austria’s Post is launching postage stamps made from FFP2 masks
Our faces have long been without them, now they can also be stuck on letters in Austria: The Austrian Post has released a special edition made of the material used in FFP2 masks. The company announced on Wednesday.
“Postage stamps have always reflected the events of their time,” said Georg Pölzl, Director General of the Post. The self-adhesive label in mask form should serve as a lasting reminder for the challenges of the current time. Last year, the company had already launched a brand of toilet paper as a symbol of the coronavirus pandemic.
The FFP2 stamps, valued at 2.75 euros, were tailored 150,000 times by a Vorarlberg company. Original material produced in Europe was used. Two layers of fleece were embroidered in the form of an FFP2 mask and then cut out with a laser, the ear loops are also embroidered and sewn on. The gray embroidery is intended to emphasize details such as the folds and the nose clip of the mask. (dpa / calü)