Austria Postal Service Prints Coronavirus-Themed Stamp on Toilet Paper

Austria Postal Service Prints Coronavirus-Themed Stamp on Toilet Paper

The stamp was inspired by the panic-buying of toilet paper when COVID-19 first hit Europe in the spring. It shows a baby elephant, a symbol which has encouraged citizens to keep their distance during the pandemic.

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Austria Postal Service Prints Coronavirus-Themed Stamp on Toilet Paper

The national delivery service said it got the idea for the three-layered stamp when hygienic products, in particular toilet paper, became a symbol for panic-buying. The splurges were sparked by lockdowns implemented to curb infections as the pandemic took hold across Europe earlier this year.

Austria Postal Service Prints Coronavirus-Themed Stamp on Toilet Paper

The stamp shows an image of a baby elephant, which has been used in Austria to symbolize the 1-meter (3.2 feet) physical distancing advice used in the European country to avoid the spread of the novel virus.

Austria Postal Service Prints Coronavirus-Themed Stamp on Toilet Paper

The novelty doesn’t end there, though. The stamp has the unusual value of €2.75 plus a surcharge of €2.75 ($3.25), as the mail service donates half of the price to help those who have been severely affected by the pandemic.

Austria Postal Service Prints Coronavirus-Themed Stamp on Toilet Paper
Austria Postal Service Prints Coronavirus-Themed Stamp on Toilet Paper
Austria Postal Service Prints Coronavirus-Themed Stamp on Toilet Paper
Austria Postal Service Prints Coronavirus-Themed Stamp on Toilet Paper

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