Saturday, August 11, 2012

Singapore Revisited

Last time I posted on my collection of Singaporean stamps, I had put up a post on the odd shaped Orangutan, Care for nature stamps of the country. Well this time around, as I was shuffling through my Asian stamps collection, I knew I had to put up other stamps of this country on the blog.

A little history as usual before I start with the stamps....
Singapore, Malacca and Penang were the British settlements which, together with the Federated Malay  States, composed the former colony of Straits Settlements. On April 1, 1946, Singapore became a separate colony when the Straits Settlements colony was dissolved. Malacca and Penang joined the Malayan Union, which was renamed the Federation of Malaya in 1948. In 1959 Singapore became a state with internal self-government. 
Singapore joined the Federation of Malaysia in 1963 and withdrew in 1965.

And now...the stamps,
1955, Sept. 4: Queen Elizabeth II, Traditional and mordern transportation tools
1962, Mar. 31: Fish, Orchids and Birds

1968, Dec: Folk Dance and Musical Instruments

1973: Stylized flowers & fruit
1977: Sea shells & marine life

1980: Ships & Boats definitives. I have most of the stamps from the set and ofcourse the most wanted ones, high values, are already there.

1990, July 4: Singapore tourism. Low value definitives. Only 2 from the set of 9 stamps.
1991, July 1: From the set of 4 on Civilian Airports. Paya Lebar. Factfile: From 1979 to 1980, British Airways, in conjunction with Singapore Airlines, began flights to Singapore in supersonic Concords from London's Heathrow Airport, to Paya Lebar Singapore.

Few from recent years.

1997 Transport Definitives - High Values
2007 Flora & Fauna Definitives
2010 Know 10 Trees
Endangered Animal - Oriental Small-Clawed Otter
Pond Life
National Day - Areas of Historical Significance

Miniature Sheets
1984, Aug. 9: 25th anniv. of self-government.
The stamps and sheet were issued to commemorate Singapore’s 25 Years of Nation Building (1959 – 1984).

Do feel free to add your thoughts, comments or suggestions
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  1. excellent tiny collection.Imagine if I have the full collection of Singapore stamps!

    1. :):) I can imagine and I think Id like to have a near complete collection of Singaporean stamps now. Must work towards it.