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What is the Stamp 4.1

In 2021, Philately Liechtenstein issued the first crypto stamp with blockchain technology from the Principality of Liechtenstein - the stamp 4.0. The stamp is forgery-proof, interactive and exciting. In 2022, we will continue the success story and tell the story of the Princely House of Liechtenstein with Stamp 4.1.

New features:

  • Solve puzzle again and improve your best time
  • Compare puzzle best times with other users
  • Get extra points for a Top 3 best time
  • Get additional points for solving double puzzles

Stamps 4.0 and 4.1 are real stamps valid for postage. The stamp is wet-adhesive. The included SQR code connects the analog with the digital world and is your ticket to the blockchain world: Check the stamp for its authenticity with the scan and transfer your property to the digital data space.

Please note: The crypto stamps are delivered in their original packaging. We cannot influence which collector's item is hidden behind your crypto stamp. You can find the distribution of the collectibles in the FAQs.

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This is how it works:

Scan the SQR code with your cell phone camera or with a QR code app. Here on the website, you can learn more about the stamps 4.0 and 4.1: their history, serial numbers and who is the designers are.

FAQ's

What's behind our crypto stamp?

Our crypto stamp is a post-valid stamp, i.e. you can use it for mailing like all other stamps. There is a Secure QR code (SQR code) integrated into these crypto stamps. When the SQR code is scanned with the associated app, the stamp becomes visible as a digital twin in your collection in the app. Once the crypto stamp is scanned, its digital CV starts in the blockchain. In the digital CV, events of the crypto stamp, such as a successful verification, are stored in the blockchain. These innovations make our crypto stamps forgery-proof, interactive, and exciting.

What can I do in the app?

Our crypto stamps app has versatile features.

All about collecting love:

  • You can create a digital collection in the app. Your scanned stamp is automatically added and displayed as a digital twin.
  • Check your crypto stamp for authenticity and verify your original. For this, you need a suitable smartphone with a macro lens.
  • As soon as the crypto stamp has been scanned, its digital CV starts, which is stored tamper-proof in the blockchain.

Fun to play:
  • Themed puzzles can be solved in the app. Learn more about the Principality of Liechtenstein!
  • Once all themed puzzles have been solved, the special puzzle associated with the collectible is unlocked.
  • You can repeat puzzles and improve your own best time.
  • Compare your puzzle's best time with other users.
  • Collect points for the Overall Ranking and Season Ranking.

Which Android version do you need to download the app?

The "Stamp 4.1"-app is available for at least the last three Android versions officially supported by Google. These are currently: Android 11, 12, 13. To ensure that users with older operating system versions can also enjoy the "Stamp 4.1"-app, we also make it available for older Android versions. However, we cannot guarantee that they will work correctly. These are currently: Android 10, 9 (Pie), 8 (Oreo).

Which iOS version do you need to download the app?

The "Stamp 4.1"-app is available for at least the last three iOS versions officially supported by Apple. These are currently: iOS 14, 15, 16.

How do I log in to the app?

After downloading from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, you must first create an account if you do not already have one:

  • Leave an email address
  • Create a secure password
  • Confirm that you accept the terms of use

After clicking the confirmation link in the email, all you need to do is complete your account:
  • Log in
  • Choose a username
  • Select the country you are from
  • Click on "Complete"
You will automatically stay logged in, but you can also log out and log back in at any time in the app. Just enter your username and password to log in.

Which smartphones can I use to verify the stamp?

For successful verification, you need a suitable smartphone with macro lens. Currently, the following smartphones are supported for verification:

  • Samsung S21 Ultra 5G
  • Samsung S22 Ultra 5G
  • iPhone 13 Pro (Max)
  • iPhone 14 Pro (Max)

My smartphone camera doesn't recognise the code on the stamp

This may happen depending on the phone model. For Android users, we recommend scanning the SQR-code in the app. For iOS users, we recommend downloading the Cognex Corporation barcode scanner from the Apple Store and scanning the code with it.

What are the collectibles?

There are 8 different kinds of collectibles that can be collected:

Perspective:

  • The Castle (25'000 - 23'600 Crypto Stamp | 1400 Special Edition)
  • The Knight (15'000 - 14'000 Crypto Stamp | 1000 Special Edition)
  • The Princess (5'000 - 4'300 Crypto Stamp | 700 Special Edition)
  • The Prince (200 - 100 Crypto Stamp | 100 Special Edition)

H.S.H. Princess Marie:

  • The Flower (2'500)
  • The Heart (1'600)
  • The Diadem (800)
  • The Diamond (100)

Equality:

  • The Castle (26'100 - 23'600 Crypto Stamp | 2'500 Special Edition)
  • The Knight (15'600 - 14'000 Crypto Stamp | 1'600 Special Edition)
  • The Princess (5'100 - 4'300 Crypto Stamp | 800 Special Edition)
  • The Prince (200 - 100 Crypto Stamp | 100 Special Edition)

Unity:

  • The Castle (14'000 Crypto Stamp | 1'400 Special Edition)
  • The Knight (6'900 Crypto Stamp | 900 Special Edition)
  • The Princess (2'500 Crypto Stamp | 600 Special Edition)
  • The Prince (100 Crypto Stamp | 100 Special Edition)

One of the four game figures with a specific theme puzzle is hidden behind every stamp. After you scan the stamp the game figure becomes visible on the website and in the app. As soon as all puzzles are solved, the special puzzle belonging to the game figure is unlocked.

What is the small sheet series "The Fantastic Animal World" about?

The "Fantastic Animal World" crypto stamps are the first small-sheet series that Philately Liechtenstein issues together with Liechtensteinische Post AG as of December 2022. They amaze collectors with their animated effects, are strictly limited and make collectors' hearts beat faster all over the world. In this edition, there is no puzzle world. The series is only available in the online store of Philately Liechtenstein.

Our cat has four different pairs of sunglasses:

  • The green sunglasses (1'400 crypto stamps)
  • The pink sunglasses (900 crypto stamps)
  • The golden sunglasses (650 crypto stamps)
  • The sunglasses in rainbow colors (50 crypto stamps)

Our meerkat has four different necklaces:

  • The turquoise necklace (1'400 crypto stamps)
  • The copper necklace (900 crypto stamps)
  • The silver necklace (650 crypto stamps)
  • The necklace in rainbow colors (50 crypto stamps)

Our duck has four different bow ties:

  • The green bow tie (1'700 crypto stamps)
  • The blue bow tie (1'100 crypto stamps)
  • The pink bow tie (750 crypto stamps)
  • The bow tie in rainbow colors (50 crypto stamps)

Our frog has four different cylinders:

  • The purple cylinder (2'700 crypto stamps)
  • The blue cylinder (1'500 crypto stamps)
  • The yellow cylinder (750 crypto stamps)
  • The cylinder in rainbow colors (50 crypto stamps)

Our giraffe has four different scarfs:

  • The purple scarf (3'450 crypto stamps)
  • The blue scarf (2'000 crypto stamps)
  • The orange scarf (1'000 crypto stamps)
  • The scarf in rainbow colors (50 crypto stamps)

Our rabbit has four different crowns:
• The purple crown (3,450 crypto stamps)
• The golden crown (2,000 crypto stamps)
• The silver crown (1,000 crypto stamps)
• The crown in rainbow colors (50 crypto stamps)

Our owl has four different hats:
• The purple hat (3'950 crypto stamps)
• The green hat (2'000 crypto stamps)
• The orange hat (1'000 crypto stamps)
• The hat in rainbow colors (50 crypto stamps)

Our koala has four different lederhosen:
• The purple lederhosen (3'950 crypto stamps)
• The green lederhosen (2'000 crypto stamps)
• The orange lederhosen (1'000 crypto stamps)
• The lederhosen in rainbow colors (50 crypto stamps)

How can I get more collectibles?

You can always get more game figures by buying more stamps either in the postal shops or online. Subject to availability.

What is the Highscore list?

The highscore list will crown the stamp prince of Liechtenstein! With each game figure and solved puzzle you will earn points that add up in the highscore list for you. In the list you will see yourself with your username and the flag of your home country.

How does the Season Ranking work?

The Season Ranking awards the collector with the most points per season as the stamp prince of Liechtenstein. The season starts with the September issue of Philately Liechtenstein and runs for one year. All collectors can diligently collect points during the season with each collectible and solved puzzle to get closer to 1st place - with each new season you have a new chance!

Can I win something?

No, this is not a contest with prizes.

What are Easter Eggs?

Easter eggs are hidden, additional functions in apps or computer games. Easter eggs can also appear in films and often surprise the audience. We have hidden our Easter Eggs in various places on our website and in the online shop. Take a look around and search for QR-Codes - maybe you'll find a clue and soon your first Easter Egg!