30 Jun 2015

“1960: National Day” Stamp Issue - Final Series Marking Singapore’s Hosting of 2015 World Stamp Exhibition - And Launch of Singapore’s First Augmented Reality Stamps

Date of Issue: 1 July 2015

Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with complete set of stamps (S$5.00)

 

Special SG50 Collectors’ Sheet - The National Flag that uses augmented reality (S$5.00)
Special SG50 Collectors’ Sheet - The National Pledge that uses augmented reality (S$5.00)

 

Singapore, 30 June 2015 - To mark Singapore’s hosting of the World Stamp Exhibition, a series of four sets of commemorative stamps with the theme, “Stamps of All Ages” will be issued from 2012 to 2015. The first three sets of stamps, “1962 - 1966: Fishes, Orchids and Birds Definitives”, “1970: Osaka Expo - Seashells and Guppy” and “1961: National Day” were released in August 2012, 2013 and 2014 respectively. SingPost will issue the final set of stamps, “1960: National Day” on 1 July 2015.
 
In conjunction with this stamp issue, SingPost will also issue limited edition Special SG50 Collectors’ Sheets that use augmented reality to bring the stamps to life. They not only provide a different and interesting way to learn about Singapore’s story, they also make for cool collectibles.
 
Special SG50 Collectors’ Sheets
 
SingPost constantly looks for novel ways to make stamps more interesting, enhancing the appreciation of stamps and philatelic materials being invaluable ‘windows’ to a country’s culture and heritage. We premiered the world’s first beaded stamp, and introduced Singapore’s first embroidered appliquéd stamp.
 
To celebrate Singapore’s 50th year of independence as well as Singapore’s hosting of the 2015 World Stamp Exhibition, SingPost introduces innovative Special SG50 Collectors’ Sheets that use augmented reality to bring an entirely new dimension to stamps. The public will get to view the video ‘Home’ or ‘We are Singapore’ via the MARC app when they scan the Special SG50 Collectors’ Sheet with their smart phone/device.
 
 
 “1960: National Day” Stamp Issue
 
The “1960 National Day” stamp issue is the fourth and final series of the commemorative stamps of the Singapore 2015 World Stamp Exhibition. It was first issued on 3 June 1960 to commemorate the 1 st anniversary of National Day of the State of Singapore. Singapore was granted full internal self-government in 1959.
 
This stamp issue featured the State Flag of Singapore which comprises two equal horizontal sections. The colour red in the upper section epitomizes universal brotherhood and the equality of man, while the colour white in the lower section embodies pervading and everlasting purity and virtue. The crescent moon in the upper left red section represents a rising young country. The five stars arranged in a circle beside the crescent moon stand for democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality.
 
The Association of Singapore Philatelists with the support of the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (World Philately Federation) has successfully bid for the hosting rights of the World Stamp Exhibition in 2015 to celebrate Singapore’s Golden Jubilee. Singapore last hosted the World Stamp Exhibition in 1995 and the inaugural World Stamp Championship, 2004.
 
Singapore 2015 World Stamp Exhibition will be held between 14 August and 19 August at the Sands® Expo and Convention Centre.
 
 
Products on Sale
 
Besides the Special SG50 Collectors’ Sheets and the complete set of stamps, a unique seralised imperforated Collector’s Sheet will also be released (S$50). Imperforated Collector’s Sheet with golden serialised numbers (S$88 each) will only be sale at the Singapore Post Centre Post Office.
 
Other stamp products of this issue include the Collectors’ Sheet in a folder (S$12.80), the Presentation Pack (S$6.10), and the Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with the complete set of stamps (S$5.00). Please refer to Appendix 1 for more information.
 
All the stamp products of this issue will be available from 1 July 2015 at post offices, the Singapore Philatelic Museum and online at www.stampdelight.com.
 

APPENDIX 1

Items  
Complete set of stamps S$4.00
First Day Cover without stamp S$0.35*
Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with complete set of stamps S$5.00*
Presentation Pack S$6.10*
Collectors’ Sheet in Folder S$12.80
Serialised Imperforated Collectors’ Sheet in folder S$50.00
Special Numbered Imperforated Collectors’ Sheet in folder S$88.00*#
Special SG50 Collectors’ Sheet - The National Flag S$5.00*+
Special SG50 Collectors’ Sheet - The National Pledge S$5.00*+

 

Technical Details  
Date of Issue 1 July 2015
Denominations S$2.00 x 2designs
Stamp Size 33mm x 28mm
Collector's Sheet with two S$2 stamps 102mm x 81mm
Perforation 13 1/4 x 13 1/2
Paper Unwatermarked
Printing Process

Stamps - Offset Lithography

Collectors' Sheets - Offset Lithography on Silk Fabric

Printer Cartor Security Print
Sheet Content 10 stamps per sheet
Designer Chan Willie (Will Marketing Design)
* Prices inclusive of prevailing GST for purchases within Singapore
# Available only at the Singapore Post Centre Post Office
+ Augmented Reality element
 
1 st Local stamp can be used to make up the postage for overseas mail
Available at www.stampdelight.com, post offices and the Singapore Philatelic Museum
 

 
Full Details and Disclosure
 
This news release is to be read and understood in context with the detailed disclosures made today by SingPost to the SGX-ST.
 
About Singapore Post Limited
 
(Reg. No. 199201623M)
 
Singapore Post (SingPost) is the leading provider of mail, logistics and ecommerce solutions in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region, with operations in more than 10 countries.
 
As Singapore’s national postal service provider, SingPost offers trusted communications through domestic and international postal services as well as end-to-end integrated mail solutions covering secure data printing, letter-shopping, delivery and mailroom management, among others. For over 150 years, SingPost has been delivering a trusted and reliable service to citizens, residents, corporations and businesses in Singapore.
 
As part of its transformation, SingPost has been steadily expanding beyond Singapore, leveraging its regional platform Quantium Solutions and other subsidiaries and partners. With its regional network and infrastructure, SingPost offers fully integrated ecommerce logistics solutions covering the four areas of freight, customs & regulations management, warehousing & fulfilment, last mile deliveries & returns as well as ecommerce web services, to its customers.
 
SingPost won the World Mail Award for ecommerce in June 2014 and was ranked the top postal agency in the world in an Accenture report. SingPost also gained international acclaim when it was bestowed the Service Provider of the Year 2014 award by Postal Technology International. SingPost is the only company to win to the Universal Postal Union’s EMS Cooperative award for its Speedpost courier service every year since 2001.
 
SingPost’s subsidiaries and businesses include:
  • SP eCommerce, an ecommerce enabler that provides brands and retailers with integrated end-to-end ecommerce solutions
  • Quantium Solutions specialises in logistics and fulfilment services to businesses within the Asia Pacific region
  • Couriers Please, a leading metropolitan express parcel delivery service provider in Australia
  • Famous Holdings, an established freight consolidator and freightforwarder with a regional presence in 7 countries
  • Lock+Store, a self-storage operator in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia
  • DataPost, the biggest data print bureau in the Southeast Asia region
  • Speedpost, a leading provider for courier service in Singapore and international shipping to more than 200 destinations across the globe
  • vPOST, one of the largest online shopping and shipping services providers in Southeast Asia
  • Omigo Marketplace, Singapore’s online marketplace for consumers to shop and for SMEs and international brands to sell online
  • SAM, a digital mailbox with bill payment services which can be accessed anywhere, anytime

SingPost was listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange in 2003.