Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Singapore last hosted the World Stamp Exhibition in 1995 and the inaugural World Stamp Championship in 2004. Gathering the experiences of both exhibitions, theAssociation of Singapore Philatelists (ASP), with effort to commemorate Singapore's Golden Jubilee in 2015, managed to successfully bid for the hosting rights of another World Stamp Exhibition in 2015, with support of the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP). Singapore 2015 WSE Stamp Issue, Series 1. These staqmps and the wonderful cover were issued on 31 Aug 2012.
With the theme "Stamp for all Ages", 4 sets of past issues, with designs from the "1955 Queen Elizabeth II Definitives", "1962-66 Fishes, Orchids and Birds Definitives", "1960 National Day" and "1970 Osaka Expo" are selected to revive the memories of collectors, as well as to showcase the developments that Singapore had achieved through the years.
The ASP presented to the FIP Congress Singapore's plan to hold a World Stamp Exhibition in 2015, also the 50th year of independence of Singapore. The planned venue is at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Center, Singapore.
To commemorate Singapore’s golden jubilee in 2015, the Association of Singapore Philatelists has won the bid to host the World Stamp Exhibition here. Four sets of stamps featuring designs from previous years will be issued each year leading up to 2015. They include Queen Elizabeth II Definitives (1955), Fishes, Orchids and Birds Definitives (1962-1966), National Day (1960) and Osaka Expo (1970). These stamps have been selected to revive the memories of collectors and to showcase Singapore’s progress and developments over the years.
The first series released on 31 August 2012 feature two designs from the Fishes, Orchids and Birds Definitives (1962-1966). TheYellow-breasted Sunbird (Leptocoma jugularis) is commonly seen near Singapore’s shorelines. When taking off, this sunbird produces a chipping sound made by knocking two pebbles. Attracted to red flowers in particular, it is depicted in front a firecracker plant (Russelia juncea) on the stamp. The White-bellied Sea Eagle is also often spotted around the coastal areas and on offshore islands. It can also be seen hovering the skies in circles at Labrador Park. To feed on crabs, these eagles drop the crabs from a height onto rocks in order to break their hard shells.

 Thank you Shashi.

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