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Singapore 2008 Postal Services Through The Years

PostPosted: 10 Oct 2008 02:53
by kennywkt


Date of Issue
29 Oct 2008

1st Local, 2nd Local, 50c, 80c and $1.10

Stamp Size
33mm x 38mm



Printing Process
Offset Lithography

Secura Singapore Pte Ltd

Sheet Content

Graphic Designer
Sylvia S H Tan

On 29 October 1858, the Senetary to the Government of India signed the approval on the proposal by Governor Blundell in Singapore for the separarion of the Post Office and the Marine Office. The Post Office was then a branch of the Indian POSt Office under the control of the Director-General at Calcutta with local responsibility being vested in the Master Attendant.

With the approval, the Post office became an independent department, financed from postal
revenue. William Cuppage, who first joined the Master Attendant's Office as a clerk and then rose to Assistant PoSt Master and had been effenively running the Post Office though the Master Attendant was still nominally in charge, became the first independent POSt Master.

Since then, through the years of different facelifts, mergers and transformarion, the POSt Office is, today, targeting to become a world-class provider of consumer services focusing on mail, logisties and retail solutions.

This set of stamps (1st Local, 2nd Local, SOot, 800t and $1. 10) aims to portray the concept of tracing back Singapore's postal history by adapting the rypical design of stamps which were used during the reigns of King George V and VI in the Straits Settlements (of which Singapore was pan 00 and Singapore itself when we were constituted separately as a crown colony after the Second World War.

Each stamp design is differentiated by itsown distinctive color scheme, with focus on the transformation of the eras via the uniforms of the postmen and the different POSt boxes through the times. All these are within an oval frame in duotone effect and all other graphic elements outside & around this oval frame in monotone.

Source from Singpost

Re: Singapore 2008 Postal Services Through The Years

PostPosted: 10 Oct 2008 02:54
by kennywkt
Classic and traditional design as 1949 Definitive stamps, Nice! but if the cancellation postmark designs as the one used on that time is even more nice!

Re: Singapore 2008 Postal Services Through The Years

PostPosted: 10 Oct 2008 03:04
by kennywkt
The illustration of $1.10 is seem appeared in Malaysia 1992 125th. anniversary of postage stamps and "Kuala Lumpur '92" international stamp exhibition miniature sheet.