The collection, titled “Historic Buildings,” showcases stamps paired with digital NFT representations of popular historical buildings in Germany.
The inaugural feature is the 18th-century “Brandenburg Gate,” a cornerstone of Berlin’s architectural heritage. The artwork for this stamp was generated with the help of artificial intelligence (AI).
The series includes a total of 250,000 units, alongside an exclusive Gold edition limited to 1,000 units.
The initiative was developed in partnership with Ciphers.me, a platform specializing in crypto stamps. This platform facilitates the creation, collection, trading, and interaction with both historical and contemporary postage stamps in the form of NFT tokens.
Physical stamp owners will have the opportunity to claim their NFTs through the Ciphers.me website. The digital counterpart will function as a certificate of ownership and authentication for the physical stamp and will be stored in the holder’s MetaMask wallet.
The NFTs will be minted on the Polygon blockchain, a scaling solution that operates alongside the Ethereum blockchain.
The “Brandenburg Gate” stamps will be available for domestic and international orders, each priced at 9.90€ (approximately $10). The official release date for the stamps is set for November 2, 2023, and owners will have until December 31, 2027, to claim their NFTs.