World of Stamps
Have you ever wondered why hobbyists all over find such great pleasure in stamps? Well, stamps are miniature encyclopedias, which record our way of life, rich culture and achievements.
Come immerse yourself in the world of stamp collecting and discover the joy known only to a stamp collector. Learn more about our world and life…Stamps are like hidden treasures, waiting to be discovered!
Singapore Post produces more than a million pieces of stamps every year and each can take up to almost two years to perfect!
On average, there are 10-12 new stamp issues released in a year. The new stamps incorporate themes on the country’s cultural and historical heritage, monuments, attractions, flora and fauna, achievements and more.
Stamp designs do reflect national culture and national identity, which also make them great ambassadors. In many ways, the quality of stamp designs bear witness to the level of artistic and graphic skills. Indeed, stamp designing carried designers far from the cost-conscious world of commercial designing and provided them the opportunity to work at one of the highest levels of print media.
Singapore stamps are designed by Singaporeans. Stamp designers are required to provide the full set of finished artwork for printing. Close attention is paid to the finer details of the subject depicted and the line works e.g. the logos, lettering, Latin names etc. It is vital to be accurate as inaccuracies or design errors would cause embarrassment to Singapore as the stamp issuing country.
All stamps are printed by reputable stamp security printers. Stamp printing employs the latest in printing technology and the highest quality is expected of the final printed stamp.
Stamp printing methods include offset, photogravure and intaglio printing or a combination of these techniques.
Find out the different types of stamp products produced by SingPost.
This is a yearly issue that contains all the information you need on the year’s stamp issues. Packed between its pages is an entire year’s collection of stamps, illustrated with brilliant photographs and well-written compositions, offering background information to the stamp issues of the year and their designers.
|Commemorative / Special Stamps
Commemorative stamps celebrate significant national and international events while Special Stamps depict subjects of general interest such as flora, fauna, culture, history and architecture. Greeting stamps can be used on special occasions to convey joyous messages of love and caring.
These are stamps printed to meet normal postal demand. New definitive stamps are released every 3 - 5 years.
|First Day Covers
These specially designed envelopes complement the design of the new issue stamps, which are usually cancelled with a pictorial postmark indicating the date of issue. A hot favourite among collectors!
These are postcards with designs that are of the same theme as the stamps and postmarks of the same subject. They are available only on the first day of issue.
These are printed sheets usually with a complete set of stamps. Exhibition souvenir sheets are miniature sheets overprinted with an exhibition logo to commemorate participation at a stamp exhibition.
You can create a stamp that is uniquely yours by printing your favourite photo, personalized message or logo on a tab beside a postage stamp. A great way to announce wedding news, birthdays and company anniversaries etc.
These are self-adhesive labels available in a range of postage values from self-service postage label vending machines.
The stamps in these packs are mounted in protective strips encased in folders printed with background information on the stamp issue. Definitely an ideal gift for all and a neat way to keep your favourite stamps.
|Souvenir Covers/Prepaid Envelopes
Specially postmarked, souvenir covers can be mailed overseas whilst prepaid envelopes, which carry a postage imprint, are meant for local use only.
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