SingPost marks 50 years of Singapore-Poland bilateral relations with stamp issue
Singapore, 29 October 2019 – Singapore Post Limited (SingPost), together with Poczta Polska (Polish Post), will jointly release a stamp issue tomorrow, 30 October 2019, to commemorate 50 years of diplomatic relations between Singapore and Poland.
The joint stamp issue features birds native to each of the two countries, symbolising the shared values and close friendship between the two nations.
Representing Singapore is the Oriental Pied Hornbill. Native to Southeast Asia, the black-and-white bird is easily recognisable for its trademark casque, a yellowish-white structure atop their bill.
The Polish stamp features the Peregrine Falcon, a medium-size bird of prey commonly found across Poland. They travel long distances during mating season, giving this species their name ‘peregrine’ which means wanderer.
SingPost Chief Executive Officer for Postal Services and Singapore, Mr Vincent Phang said that SingPost is proud to celebrate the country’s milestone of close friendship with Poland through the stamp issue.
“Despite the distance, Singapore and Poland has shared a very longstanding history in the last 50 years and the friendship is even closer now than it has ever been. The joint stamp speaks volumes of the rich history and collaboration between the two countries, which is set to continue growing,” Mr Phang said.
The stamps (valued at S$1.30 each), Miniature Sheets (S$2.75), Pre-cancelled First Day Covers (S$4.05) and Presentation Packs (S$5.10) will go on sale from 30 October 2019 at all post offices and the Philatelic Store @ GPO. All products are also available online at shop.singpost.com, while stocks last.
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