Saturday, December 10, 2011

Stamp - 20th World Orchid Conference

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Unique Orchids Blossom on World Orchid Conference 2011 Stamp Set

Stamp set commemorates the 20th World Orchid Conference in Singapore
Date of Issue: 12 November 2011



PHOTO: 20th World Orchid Conference - Stamps
Date Of Issue : 12 Nov, 2011
Local Price : S$ 4.16
Overseas Price : S$ 4.16
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Singapore, 10 November 2011 – Singapore Post (SingPost) shares Singapore’s pride in hosting the 20th World Orchid Conference (20WOC), “Where New and Old World Orchids Meet”, at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre from 13 to 20 November 2011 by issuing a series of specially-designed commemorative stamps.



PHOTO: 20th World Orchid Conference - Collector's Sheet
Date Of Issue : 12 Nov, 2011
Local Price : S$ 8.00
Overseas Price : S$ 7.48
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The 20WOC is co-organised by National Parks Board (NParks) and Orchid Society of South East Asia (OSSEA). Last held in Singapore 48 years ago, Singapore is the only Asian city with the rare privilege of hosting the iconic international event for a second time.



PHOTO: 20th World Orchid Conference - Presentation Pack
Date Of Issue : 12 Nov, 2011
Local Price : S$ 6.05
Overseas Price : S$ 5.66
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On Saturday, 12 November 2011, the First Day Cover of this stamp set will be featured at the Opening Ceremony of the 20WOC. In addition, a special Collector’s Sheet will be issued to make this event even more memorable for the visiting delegates.



PHOTO: Pre-cancelled First Day Cover (S$5.05)
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The orchids illustrated in this stamp issue will also be on display at the World Orchid Show, which is a part of the 20WOC. The World Orchid Show will feature more than 75 stunning displays of orchid species and hybrids by exhibitors from 23 countries.

These orchids can also be found in The Singapore Botanic Gardens and National Orchid Garden. The Singapore Botanic Gardens and National Orchid Garden boast among the finest orchid collections in the world.

At the National Orchid Garden, three hectares of carefully landscaped slopes provide a setting for over 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids, with about 600 species and hybrids on display.




PHOTO: Vanda Miss Joaquim(face value 1st Local): is the National Flower of Singapore, Named after the originator, Miss Agnes Joquim in 1893. It was chosen as the National Flower of Singapore on 15th April 1981.
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PHOTO: Renathera 20th WOC Singapore 2011 (face value 45¢): This official flower of the show, exhibit and conference. This red orchid is free flowering and produces long lasting blooms all year round. The red blossoms signify prosperity, wealth and success.
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It is an honour for Singapore to be able to host the prestigious 20th World Orchid Conference this year, and we are pleased to commemorate this event by working together with SingPost to produce a special series of stamps that showcase these unique orchids found in Singapore. Through these beautifully illustrated stamps, we hope that more people will come to better appreciate the intricate beauty of orchids, and its contributions to Singapore,” said Dr. Kiat W. Tan, Chairman of the 20WOC Organising Committee, and CEO of Gardens by the Bay.



PHOTO: Dendrobium World Peace (face value 65¢): The well shaped, good texture flowers of some 7cm across, come with white or creamy petals and sepals that are veined light purple. The vigorous hybrid commemorates the 50th anniversary of the United Nations in 1995.
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PHOTO: Cyrtocidium Goldiana (face value 80¢): This flower is widely known as a “Golden Shower” in Singapore and other parts of the world. where it has been a staple cut flower in the early years. The elegant yellow flower gives an overall impression of a ball-room dancer in a voluminous skirt lending itself to be also called the “Dancing Ladies”.
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Mr Woo Keng Leong, Executive Vice President (Postal), SingPost said, “The orchids depicted in the 20th World Orchid Conference stamp set are cultivated in Singapore and chosen for their significance. This stamp issue will appeal to thematic stamp collectors and delegates alike. Apart from honouring the beauty that is in our midst, this set of stamps marks a significant event for Singapore and SingPost is happy to be part of this momentous occasion.



PHOTO: Grammatophyllum speciosum (face value $2): This is largest orchid in the world with sprays of lowers two meters or more in length. Also known as the Tiger Orchid because markings on the flowers resemble that of the skin of a tiger.
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Products on Sale
Featured in this stamp issue are five well-known orchids. Depicted on the 1st local stamp is Vanda Miss Joaquim, the national flower of Singapore, and on the 45-cents stamp, Renanthera 20th WOC Singapore, the official flower of the 20WOC. The 65-cents stamp portrayed Dendrobium World Peace, and on the 80-cents stamp is Cyrtocidium Goldiana which is popularly known as ‘Golden Shower’ in Singapore and ‘Dancing Ladies’. The S$2 stamp features Grammatophyllum speciosum, the largest orchid in the world and is also known as the Tiger Orchid.



PHOTO: 20th World Orchid Conference - Presentation Pack (S$6.05)


Besides the complete set of five stamps (S$4.16), SingPost is also releasing the Presentation Pack (S$6.05), Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with the complete set of stamps (S$5.05) and Collector’s Sheet (S$8.00).



PHOTO: Pre-cancelled First Day Cover (S$5.05)


All stamp products of this issue will be on sale from 12 November 2011 at the 20WOC shop at the World Orchid Show, all post offices and the Singapore Philatelic Museum. Orders can also be made at SingPost’s online shopping portal, vPOST, http://shop.vpost.com.sg.



PHOTO: Singapore stamps 2011 – 20th World Orchid Conference
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About 20th World Orchid Conference
Organised by National Parks Board (NParks) and Orchid Society of South East Asia (OSSEA), the 20th World Orchid Conference is a prestigious international event that will be held in Singapore from 13 to 20 November 2011. Singapore has the honour and privilege to be the only Asian city to host this triennial event for the second time. Known as the ‘Olympics of Orchids’, the World Orchid Conference was last held in Singapore in 1963. A key feature of the event is the World Orchid Show, which will feature some of the world’s finest and most spectacular orchids.

Since its conception by Gordon W. Dillon, the World Orchid Conference has evolved into a premier world-renowned horticulture event and is the largest, most significant event in the international orchid calendar today.
For more information, please visit: http://www.20woc.com.sg and www.facebook.com/20woc


Items on Sale Price
First Day Cover (without stamps) S$0.25*
Complete set of stamps S$4.16
Pre-cancelled First-Day Cover affixed with stamps S$5.05*
Presentation Pack S$6.05*
Collector’s Sheet S$8.00*



PHOTO: 20th World Orchid Conference - Presentation Pack (S$6.05)




PHOTO: Pre-cancelled First Day Cover (S$5.05)
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Technical Details
Date of Issue : 12 November 2011
Denominations : 1st Local, S$0.45, S$0.65, S$0.80 and S$2.00 / S$5 in Collector’s Sheet
Stamp Size : 40mm x 30mm; 78mm x 39.9mm (S$5 in Collector’s Sheet)
Collector’s Sheet Size : 141mm x 96.2mm
Perforation : 14 x 14
Paper : Unwatermarked
Printing Process : Offset Lithography
Printer : Southern Colour Print
Sheet Content : 10 Stamps per sheet
Designers : Nicodemus Loh F C

* Prices inclusive of prevailing GST for purchases within Singapore


The Vanda Miss Joaquim is an orchid hybrid between Vanda hookeriana and Vanda teres.
PHOTO: The Vanda Miss Joaquim is an orchid hybrid between Vanda hookeriana and Vanda teres. This flower was named after Agnes Joaquim in 1893, by the first director of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Mr H.N. Ridley. To foster national pride and identity, the Vanda Miss Joaquim was selected as Singapore’s national flower in 1981.
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Pre-cancelled First Day Cover (S$5.05)
PHOTO: Pre-cancelled First Day Cover (S$5.05)
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Pre-cancelled First Day Cover (S$5.05)
PHOTO: Pre-cancelled First Day Cover (S$5.05)
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