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09 Jan 2017

SingPost ushers in Chinese New Year with Zodiac Rooster stamp set

SingPost’s Zodiac Rooster stamp set
Issuance Date: 6 January 2017

SINGAPORE, 5 January 2017 – Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) will release on 6 January 2017 a new set of stamps celebrating this Chinese New Year that marks the start of the Year of the Rooster.

The stamp issue consists of three graphical illustrations of the rooster, the 10th animal sign in the Chinese zodiac calendar, and is part of SingPost’s Zodiac stamp series that began in 2008 with the Rat.

According to tradition, those born in the Year of Rooster are said to be courageous, hardworking and outspoken. They tend to be active, amusing and at the centre of attraction. Famous people born in the Year of the Rooster include Beyoncé, Roger Federer, and JJ Lin.

The set of stamps comes in three denominations: 1st Local, 70¢ and $1.30.

There is a Pre-cancelled First Day Cover at $3.20 affixed with the complete set of stamps and cancelled with a special Zodiac Rooster postmark. A Collector’s Sheet comprising a $5 stamp and a $10 stamp, featuring shiny varnish with gold ink that glows in the dark, will also be available for sale at $16.80.

The stamp issue will go on sale from 6 January 2017 at all post offices and the Singapore Philatelic Museum. They may also be purchased online at


Other stamp information

Date of Issue: 6 January 2017
Denominations: 1st Local, 70¢, $1.30
Stamp Size: 40mm x 30mm (1st local & 70¢)
35mm x 45.6mm ($1.30)
Collectors’ Sheet
with $5 & $10 stamps: 105mm x 65mm
Perforation: 13.33 x 13.33 (1st Local & 70¢)
14.28 x 14.28 ($1.30)
Paper: Unwatermarked
Printing Process: Offset Lithography (stamps)
Offset Lithography with a mixture of shiny varnish with gold ink and glow-in-the-dark effect (Collectors’ Sheet)
Printer: Southern Colour Print (Stamps)
Cartor Security Printing (Collectors’ Sheet)
Sheet Content: 10 stamps per sheet
Designer: Leo Teck Chong
First Day Cover (without stamps): $0.35*
Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with stamps: $3.20*
Presentation Pack: $4.25*
Collector’s Sheet: $16.80*

* Prices inclusive of GST for purchases within Singapore.

Obtainable from any Post Office and the Singapore Philatelic Museum.

1st Local stamps can be used to make up postage for overseas mail. The designs were reproduced from rough visuals. Details may be subject to change.

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About Singapore Post Limited


For over 150 years, Singapore Post (SingPost) as the country's postal service provider, has been delivering trusted and reliable services to homes and businesses in Singapore.

Today, SingPost is pioneering and leading in eCommerce logistics as well as providing innovative mail and logistics solutions in Singapore and around the world, with operations in 19 markets.

Building on its trusted communications through domestic and international postal services, SingPost is taking the lead in end-to-end integrated and digital mail solutions. The suite of SingPost eCommerce logistics solutions includes front end web management, warehousing and fulfilment, last mile delivery and international freight forwarding.

SingPost has been listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange since 2003. The market capitalisation of SingPost stood at S$3.53 billion as of 31 March 2016.


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