Singapore, 27 July 2020 – Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) will resume the 2020 National Stamps Programme from August 2020, starting with two stamp issues to be launched in the first week of August.
The National Stamp Programme was earlier suspended during Singapore’s Circuit Breaker period, in line with Singapore’s measures to combat the community spread of COVID-19.
The two stamp issues to be launched in August are: the Singapore Mascots stamp issue on 3 August 2020, and Quirks in the Island City stamp issue on 7 August 2020.
The launch dates of the stamp issues for the rest of the year will be announced at a later date.
In support of the SG Cares Movement, aimed at fostering a more caring and inclusive society, the Singapore Mascots stamp issue will feature five iconic mascots representing a unique aspect of Singapore’s spirit of inclusion, compassion and kindness.
This series of five stamps will feature the following popular national icons:
- Nila, Sport Singapore’s lion mascot advocating active sports
- Sharity Elephant, Community Chest’s mascot advocating caring and sharing,
- Singa the Lion, Singapore’s advocate for kindness
- Captain Green, the frog that encourages Singaporeans to adopt a clean and green lifestyle, and
- Water Wally, the champion for water conservation
The stamps (valued at 30 cents or 70 cents each), Pre-cancelled First Day Covers (S$3.75) and Presentation Packs (S$4.80) will go on sale from 3 August 2020 at all post offices, Philatelic Stores and online at shop.singpost.com, while stocks last.
Quirks in the Island City
In celebration of Singapore’s 55th year of independence, we celebrate the uniquely Singaporean traits of our nation with a stamp issue compiling our most recognisable and iconic quirks.
Designed in the form of sketches, the set of five stamps feature quintessentially Singaporean lingo and traits such as common local coffee-ordering phrases (“kopi-o kosong!”); Singapore’s national pastime – queueing; and more recently, “wefies”. The stamps also incorporated design reflecting how Singaporeans have adapted the changes to their way of life as a result of COVID-19, such as safe distancing measures and the wearing of face masks.
The stamp set also includes a miniature sheet, featuring a visual summary of the Singaporean lifestyle as Singapore battles COVID-19. Singaporeans will be able to identify with many of graphics contained within the sheet, a plethora of stay-home activities such as working from home, video conferencing sessions, home workouts and baking sessions, that many have undertaken during the eight-week ‘Circuit Breaker’ period.
The stamps (valued between 30 cents and S$1.40 each), Pre-cancelled First Day Covers (S$3.40 or $6.05), Presentation Packs (S$9.25) and Miniature Sheet (S$2) will go on sale from 7 August 2020 at all post offices, Philatelic Stores and online at shop.singpost.com, while stocks last.
Temporary Changes to Philatelic Services
In view of the current COVID-19 situation in Singapore, SingPost will be temporarily changing the process of stamp cancellations services for collectors.
The commemorative date-stamp will not be available for use by customers on the launch day of the stamp issue, as a safe management measure to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19. Customers who still wish to have their stamps cancelled using the commemorative date-stamp may deposit their items at any of the four SingPost’s Philatelic Stores or counters on the respective launch days for cancellation by SingPost. Customers will be contacted when their items are ready for collection at a later date.
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