The first digital Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) stamps of BotswanaPost were released on stampsdaq.com on December 7th, 2022.
The new stamps feature a total of five stamps from the historic series “Five Decades’ favorite Stamps,” which were issued by BotswanaPost in 2016 illustrating themes that reveal Botswana’s environmental, cultural and historical heritage.
The collectors of these digital stamps will have a superior benefit compared to the owners of physical postage stamps issued in the past which is a lifetime opportunity to win one or several unique annual real travel experiences to visit Botswana and truly enjoy its beauty and hospitality.
“From the earliest days of Botswana’s Independence, the stamp-issuing program has always been guided by philatelists of international repute, working with the Stamp Advisory Committee to ensure that themes depicted on the stamps reflect Botswana in the most appropriate manner to the international community of stamp-collectors, highlighting the tradition, culture, history and environment of Botswana,” said BotswanaPost Chief Executive Cornelius Ramatlhakwane.
“That’s why we have chosen for our first NFT stamp issue as this historic set from 2016 – the five best stamps of the five decades of our independence,” added Ramatlhakwane.
BotswanaPost is the third postal operator on stampsdaq.com offering its dedicated collectors real life benefits in addition to traditional collectable values like authentic art and rarity. This is a paradigm shifting experience for stamps collectors. In short, for every 10 full points in the Country Collection Score, a collector gets a lifetime draw ticket to win one of the four annual exclusive trips to experience breath taking natural beauties of the amazing country of Botswana.
“The world is changing, we are contributing to this process by making stamp collecting experience more entertaining and rewarding for the collectors,” said Andrii Shapovalov, CEO of Stampsdaq.
“Travel with Stamps” has always been virtual for the philatelists, in reality all of them would love the opportunity to travel to those places they mentally visit when going through their stamp collections. Through this offering, we make it possible for them. “Travel StampClub” is as real as the sun rising every morning. Botswana is a jewel on the map of touristic destinations and we offer an excellent opportunity to become a digital stamp collector on Stampsdaq and create many travel opportunities for a collector’s future.” said Shapovalov.
The new NFT stamps will be minted on Polygon block chain in five (5) rarity tiers –Common (10 000), Rare (1000), Super Rare (100), Ultra Rare (10) and Unique (1), each with unique digital art animations. Collectors worldwide will be able to buy the stamps using both traditional payment methods (credit/debit cards) and cryptocurrencies like MATIC, BTC, ETH, USDT, USDC, DASH.