Sunday, October 7, 2012

Stamp - Pandas

Source Website:
http://www.jodarl.com/blog/singapore-2012-giant-pandas-stamp-issue/
http://www.singpost.com/download/AboutSingPost/Media/NewsReleases/2012/pr20120904.pdf
https://shop.vpost.com.sg/vPOSTMall/execute/viewCatalog?catalog=CSN12

https://shop.vpost.com.sg/
http://www.singpost.com.sg/


Date Of Issue : 06 Sep, 2012

 
Pandas - Stamps

PHOTO: Pandas - Stamps
Local Price : S$ 3.15
Overseas Price : S$ 3.15

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Singapore, 4 September 2012 – Singapore Post’s latest set of stamp issue, Giant Pandas, celebrates the arrival of Kai Kai (凯凯) and Jia Jia (嘉嘉), the two giant pandas on loan to Singapore by the People’s Republic of China, as a result of an agreement inked in 2010 when both countries commemorated the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations. These two giant pandas will begin their 10-year stay in Singapore on 6 September 2012. Singapore is the ninth country to receive the loan of giant pandas from China since 1994.


Pandas - Collectors' Sheet with Folder
PHOTO: Pandas - Collectors' Sheet with Folder
Local Price : S$ 12.80
Overseas Price : S$ 12.00

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http://www.jodarl.com/blog/singapore-2012-giant-pandas-stamp-issue/

 

Artistically illustrated in drawings by local international artiste, Edmund Chen Zhi Cai who is also SingPost’s stamp ambassador, this set of stamps depicts the various poses of Kai Kai and Jia Jia. For example, the S$2 stamp shows Kai Kai and Jia Jia playing with each other. First day cover will be cancelled with a special Giant Panda postmark specially designed by Edmund’s 12-year-old daughter, Yixin, and the folder cover of the Collectors’ Sheet is designed by his 21-year-old son, Yixi.


Pandas - Postage Prepaid Envelopes (Pack of 10) PHOTO: Pandas - Postage Prepaid Envelopes (Pack of 10)
Local Price :
S$ 3.50
Overseas Price : S$ 3.50

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It is not easy to draw the pandas. Initially, I could not even differentiate the gender. Although pandas are in black and white, I have found that just for the colour black alone, there are many different shades. It is only through many attempts that I am finally satisfied with my work,” said Edmund. Edmund was also the designer for the Oriental Small-Clawed Otter stamp issue released last year.


Pre-Cancelled First Day Cover affixed with stamps PHOTO: Pre-Cancelled First Day Cover affixed with stamps
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Said Mr Woo Keng Leong, EVP/Head of Postal Services of SingPost: “This is indeed a major highlight in our stamp and philatelic calendar and we are excited with the stamp issue to commemorate the arrival of the adorable pandas, Kai Kai and Jia Jia. In fact, we paid considerable attention to the decision on the stamp denominations. A 50-cent denomination stamp was decided upon as it is the cost of sending a postcard while the 65-cent stamp represents the cost of sending a letter of not more than 20g, printed paper or small packet to the People’s Republic of China. The S$2 stamp can be used to send mail to any country.


Apart from pandas, other animals that had been featured in our Singapore stamps include Otters (2011 Oriental Small-Clawed Otter), Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot (2007 Definitives), the Dugong (2006 Undersea World), Banded Leaf Monkey (2007 Definitives), Malayan Pangolin (2007 Definitives), Cream-Coloured Giant Squirrel (2007 Definitives), Large Indian Civet (2007 Definitives), Common Palm Civet (2006 Care-for-Nature) etc.

Pandas - Presentation Pack (Cover)
PHOTO: Pandas - Presentation Pack (Window page)
Local Price : S$ 4.95
Overseas Price : S$ 4.65

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Pandas - Presentation Pack (Window page)
PHOTO: Pandas - Presentation Pack (Window page)
Local Price : S$ 4.95
Overseas Price : S$ 4.65

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Pandas - Presentation Pack (Inner page)
PHOTO: Pandas - Presentation Pack (Inner page)
Local Price : S$ 4.95
Overseas Price : S$ 4.65

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Pandas - Presentation Pack (Texts)
PHOTO: Pandas - Presentation Pack (Texts)
Local Price : S$ 4.95
Overseas Price : S$ 4.65

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Pandas - Presentation Pack (Stamps)
PHOTO: Pandas - Presentation Pack (Stamps)
Local Price : S$ 4.95
Overseas Price : S$ 4.65

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Products on Sale 
In conjunction with this stamp issue, a Collector’s Sheet will be released which comes with a folder (S$12.80). Other products include a Pre-Cancelled First Day Cover affixed with the complete set of stamps (S$4.00), a Presentation Pack with complete set of stamps (S$4.95), a Self-adhesive Stamp Booklet (S$5.00) and a pack of 10 Postage Prepaid Envelopes (S$3.50). The special first day cancellation for the Postage Prepaid Envelopes is available only at the 11 Philatelic Post Offices.


Pandas - 50¢ Self-adhesive Booklet (10 Stamps)PHOTO: Pandas - 50¢ Self-adhesive Booklet (10 Stamps)
Local Price : S$ 5.00
Overseas Price : S$ 5.00

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 Pandas - 50¢ Self-adhesive Booklet
PHOTO: Pandas - 50¢ Self-adhesive Booklet
Local Price : S$ 5.00
Overseas Price : S$ 5.00

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All stamp products of this issue will be on sale from 6 September 2012 at 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.


Items on Sale
First Day Cover (without stamps) : S$ 0.25*
Complete set of stamps : S$ 3.15
Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with stamps : S$ 4.00*
Presentation Pack (with complete set of stamps) : S$ 4.95*
Self-adhesive Stamp Booklet (S$0.50 x 10 stamps) : S$ 5.00
Collectors' Sheet & Folder (S$10 stamp) : S$12.80*
Postage Prepaid Envelopes (a pack of 10) : S$ 3.50

 


Panda Series Stamps
PHOTO: Panda Series Stamps
Giant Panda series stamps specially designed by ECTV artiste Edmund Chen are on sale at ECTV and Singapore Post.
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http://www.ectv.sg/blog/?p=207



Technical Details
Date of Issue : 6 September 2012
Denominations : S$0.50, S$0.65 and S$2.00

Stamp Size :
29.85mm x 40.8mm (S$0.50 and S$0.65)
29.86mm x 55.8mm (S$2.00)

Collector’s Sheet with a S$10 stamp : 65mm x 150mm
Self-adhesive Stamp Booklet : 70mm x 93mm
Perforation : 13
Paper : Unwatermarked
Printing Process : Offset Lithography


Printer :
Secura Singapore Pte Ltd (Stamps and Collector’s Sheet)
Southern Colour Print (Stamp Booklet)

Sheet Content : 10 stamps per sheet
Designer : Edmund Chen Zhi Cai
Graphic Designer : Wong Wui Kong

* Prices inclusive of prevailing GST for purchases within Singapore


Giant pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia
Giant pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia
PHOTO: Giant pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia
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Great pandas are known in China as a symbol of balance, due to their black and white coloring, reminiscent of yin and yang. I spotted this panda while visiting the Panda Research Centre outside of Chengdu. It was poised perfectly on this tree, truly demonstrating another type of balance!
PHOTO: Great pandas are known in China as a symbol of balance, due to their black and white coloring, reminiscent of yin and yang. I spotted this panda while visiting the Panda Research Centre outside of Chengdu. It was poised perfectly on this tree, truly demonstrating another type of balance!
Photo and caption by Eppa Lea Turniawan 
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On the back: Greetings from China:<br>I wish you'll like the panda card and these stamps.  I like Koala and kangaroo in your country =D  Happy Postcrossing!<br>The stamps are beautiful paintings of Chinese architecture and are just exquisite.
PHOTO: On the back: Greetings from China:
I wish you'll like the panda card and these stamps.  I like Koala and kangaroo in your country =D  Happy Postcrossing!
The stamps are beautiful paintings of Chinese architecture and are just exquisite.
Posted by Jen D on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 7:45 PM 
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http://ilaeria.blogspot.sg/2011/08/postcrossing-china.html

 



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