New stamps celebrating 50 years of Singapore Youth Festival unveiled by SingPost
SingPost's Singapore Youth Festival 50th Anniversary Commemorative Stamp Series
Issuance Date: 1 July 2016
SINGAPORE, 30 June 2016 – Singapore Post Limited (SingPost), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, will release a Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) 50th Anniversary Commemorative Stamp Series on 1 July 2016. The stamp series themed YOUTHforia! comprises five designs that symbolise the dynamism and energy of youths and their artistic pursuits in the arts, dance, drama and music.
Celebrating its 50th year with the theme YOUTHforia!, the annual SYF remains one of the most important platforms that celebrates the rich diversity of youth talent in schools in Singapore. Beginning in 1966 and officially launched on 18 July 1967 by the first President of Singapore Yusof Ishak, SYF was a festival that involved 24,000 students from primary and secondary schools in a two-week celebration. It has metamorphosed into an annual kaleidoscopic showcase of talents involving more than 40,000 students in the month of July.
SYF 2016 seeks to offer more opportunities for youths in Singapore beyond various backstage and off-stage performances, and provides them with rich, authentic opportunities for learning and growth.
SingPost's previous SYF stamp issue was in 1976 to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the SYF. That stamp set featured the essence of three popular youth activities - Inter-School Band, Track & Field, and Music & Dance.
There is also a Pre-cancelled First Day Cover at S$4.10 that comes affixed with the complete set of stamps. This stamp issue will go on sale from 1 July 2016 at all post offices and the Singapore Philatelic Museum. They may also be purchased online at www.stampdelight.com.
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Other Stamp Information
|Date of Issue||: 1 July 2016|
|Denominations||: 1st Local, 2nd Local, 50¢, 70¢, $1.30|
|Stamp Size||: 30mm x 60mm|
|Perforation||: 14 x 14|
|Printing Process||: Offset Lithography|
|Printer||: Southern Colour Print|
|Sheet Content||: 10 stamps per sheet|
|Designer||: Alynn Teo|
|First Day Cover (without stamps||: $0.35|
|Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with stamps||: $4.10*|
|Presentation Pack||: $5.20*|
Obtainable from any Post Office and the Singapore Philatelic Museum.
* Prices inclusive of GST for purchases within Singapore.
1st Local stamps can be used to make up the postage for overseas mail.
First Day Covers (without stamps) are available for sale one week before the issue date.
The designs were reproduced from free hand drawing. Details may be subject to change.
Visit us at our website: www.singpost.com
Purchase online: www.stampdelight.com
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Lim Li Koon
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