Sunday, December 20, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
It is indeed appropriate that are joint issue should feature bridges on stamps. Bridges serve to connect two land masses that are separated by water or a river. It signifies a closing in the gap and tightening of relations between two lands.
The bridges depicted here are found in Singapore and Philippines.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
The first picture is that of ice kachang or shaved ice. It is especially good to eat during a hot day.
The fourth picture is that of a nine layer cake. Very delicious too.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Anyway, I read somewhere that a person once spent like $200 decades ago to buy some stamps. Today, the stamps are worth around $20000. Of course, that is due to inflation but it does show that investing in stamps might be a good idea. Not too sure what the market is like for Singapore stamps though.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
These stamps are to be issued on 28 May 2009. They depict the Mass Rapid Transit or MRT (in short) that will see an increase in the number of train stations with the building of the 33.3 km Circle Line which will be joined to the existing rail stations. The MRT is basically a train transportation system for the public like the Tube in London. For the Circle Line, another 29 stations will be added and they will all be fully underground.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
I was searching through Ebay and came across this 1981 Singapore stamp which appears to be an error in that the perforations are larger than normal due to double printing of the perforation. I am guessing it should be pretty rare though I can't really see the difference between that of a normal stamp and the one with error. The error stamps are shown below:
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
This stamp is actually from the series of Fishes, Orchids and Birds Definitives that was issued during 1962-1966. The tiger barb stamp was a 4cents stamp. In 1981, the same stamp is used except for a cancellation of the 4 cents by a "leaf" cancellation and the printing of the 10 cents under the words at the top right.
So I was sifting through my stacks of stamps which I have yet to soaked and came across this interesting piece below. It has two 1981 tiger barb stamps with a 1993 Animal Series Stamp that was used in 1995! Wanted to soak the stamps but guess I would just keep it on the paper as it is interesting that these stamps which were issued more than a decade apart were actually used together on the same piece of envelope.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Ever visited the Singapore Philatelic Museum before. If not, you should!
I have been down there twice and enjoyed both trips. A single trip will take you less that two hours. It has a good postal history of Singapore and also a nice collection of Singapore postage stamps.
The museum is located at 23-B Coleman Street in Singapore and used to be formerly part of the Anglo Chinese School which was completed in 1904. In the 1970s, the building became the Methodist Book Room till it was restored to become the Singapore Philatelic Museum in 1995.
The purpose of the Singapore Philatelic Museum is to promote interest in and the appreciation of Singapore's history and heritage in philately. Besides the permanent galleries, the theme galleries offer a host of changing exhibitions through the year.
The museum also has a stamp shop which has a pretty good collection of stamps. I personally find the stamps abit expensive. You can probably get cheaper stamps online.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
I bought a set of these stamps from SingPost. It depicts the early cash crops that were grown in Singapore. Yes, it is hard to believe but Singapore used to have plantations and orchards. That is why the name of the road in town is called Orchard Road!
The cash crops shown in these set of stamps are pepper, tapioca, nutmeg and rubber.
Tapioca can still be found growing in various parts of Singapore.