Date of issue: 21 September 2016
Singapore Post will be issuing a set of 5 stamps titled Traditional Board Games. The stamps feature Chinese Chess, Aeroplane Chess, Snakes and Ladders, Checkers and the Diamond Game which were popular in the 70s and 80s.
The usual first day cover will also be available and a set of maximum cards will also available with special first day cancellations.
Singapore Post have not issue any maximum cards in quite a while.
The essence of the contributions of the Citizens’ Consultative Committees (CCCs) over the last 50 years is depicted in this commemorative stamp set as five core values: promoting “Racial Harmony”, fostering “Social Cohesion”, “Care for the Community”, serving as the “Voice of the People”, and rallying people of different backgrounds to come together to make a “Commitment to build a better Singapore”.
Date of issue: 20 October 2015
Bumblebees, Honeybees and solitary bee species are the unsung heroes of Britain’s ecology: pollinating our food crops, keeping farms in business and enabling our parks, gardens and countryside to thrive. It would be impossible to underestimate the significance of bees, or their worrying decline. This vibrant Special issue features two First Day Covers, as well as a fascinating Presentation Pack.
The development of tourism in the last 50 years mirrors the remarkable trajectory that Singapore has taken in these decades. The country has blossomed into a modern cosmopolitan destination with strong local character, one of the truly global hubs in Asia. In the process of doing so, we inspire our guests in both their personal and professional lives and strengthen the pride of residents who call Singapore home.
Date of issue: 31 October 2014
The 35 cent stamp, identified by its bright blue upper parts and rusty red breast, this male bluebird is perching on a Bermuda cedar [Juniperus bermudiana] branch. The bluebird is 7 inches long. It feeds on earthworms, cut worms and caterpillars and also berries. Once it nested in cedar trees but now it almost always relies on nesting boxes for breeding.
The 85 cent stamp is represented by a female bluebird lying in its nest of dried grasses inside a nesting box. The female is solely responsible for building the nest and for incubating the eggs. It lays 4 or 5 pale blue eggs between March and August. They take 13 to 15 days to hatch.
The $1.10 stamp is a male bluebird may be encouraging a female to build a nest in the box. Every year the Bermuda Audubon Society holds a workshop on building bluebird boxes to the correct specifications. The boxes are usually made with spruce or pine shelving. The entrance hole is 1½ inches wide, effectively keeping out Starlings. Boxes should be regularly monitored, however, to keep out sparrows.
The $1.25 stamp displays the differences between the male and female bluebird.The female on top of the box is much duller in colour. In contrast, the male is more vibrantly blue. Here it is indulging in display behaviour to entice the female into using the box.