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.