Sunday, December 20, 2009

1959 New Constitution

A stamp which is part of a series of stamps that was issued in 1959 to commemorate the new constitution that saw Singapore turning from a British colony to that of a state.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

1955 Queen Elizabeth II Series Definition

This is a 1 cent stamp of the series of stamps that were issued in 1955.
Even though this stamp is pretty old, it is still quite common and mint stamps like these can be easily gotten from ebay and stuff.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Singapore Philippines Joint Bridge Issue

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.

Youth Olympic Games

The Youth Olympic Games will be held in Singapore in 2010. This set of beautiful stamps depicting the various sports is the Youth Olympic Games stamp set.
I really like the design because it reminds me of the stamps of the 1980s yet has much more colour in it.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Local Desserts

This is a set of stamps depicting desserts that you can find in Singapore or in other neighboring countries like Malaysia.

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

Invest in Stamps

I feel so utterly bad... I have not blogged about stamps or updated my stamp collection for the longest time. Apologies to all readers out there as I was going through a job switch and stuff so needed some time to settle down.

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

Sculptures - National Day 2009

It has been a while since I bought any stamps. I have however been thinking of buying this set of lovely stamps that are part of the issue to celebrate Singapore's National Day. The stamps basically depict various sculptures done up by local artists.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Greetings - Let's Celebrate Stamps

A set of five Singapore postage stamps that depict celebration. The postage stamps were issued in 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

2009 Mass Rapid Transit Circle Line Stamps

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

2009 Cinemas Theatres of Yesteryear

This is a beautiful set of stamps featuring some of the iconic cinema theatres in Singapore. Date of Issue : 20 Mar 2009

Sunday, May 10, 2009

2008 Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3

This is a set of stamps commemorating the opening of Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3.

Friday, May 8, 2009

1949-1952 King George VI Series Definitives

These set of Singapore stamps look very similar to the earlier versions of the King George VI series stamps. If I am not wrong, the only difference are the values available and the perforations.

1972 Shipping Series

Was inspired to include some shipping stamps after visiting one of the blogs.

1981 4cents Tiger Barb Error Stamps

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

10cents overprinted on 4cents Tiger Barb

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

Singapore Philatelic Museum

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

1948 King George VI Definitive Series

A set of Singapore stamps that were issued in 1948. The portrait is that of King George VI. King George VI ascended to the throne when his elder brother, Edward, abdicated his throne

150 Years of Botanic Gardens

Another set of beautiful stamps that depict the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Wow! I didn't know the Botanic Gardens in Singapore was 150 years old.

Cash Crops of Early Singapore

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.

Formula One Singapore Grand Prix Stamps

These are the set of stamps that was issued for the inaugural Formula One Grand Prix that was held in Singapore last year. Fernando Alonso won the first grand prix that was held in Singapore.


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