Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Stamp - Festivals 2012

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Festivals 2012 Stamp Issue
PHOTO: Festivals 2012 Stamp Issue
Complete set of stamps S$3.24

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Date Of Issue : 17 Oct, 2012 

A Celebration of Culture and Heritage - Festivals 2012 Stamp Issue



Festivals 2012 - Collectors' Sheet


PHOTO: Festivals 2012 - Collectors' Sheet
Local Price : S$ 8.00
Overseas Price : S$ 7.48 

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Festivals 2012 - Presentation Pack (with complete set of stamps)
PHOTO:  Festivals 2012 - Presentation Pack (with complete set of stamps)
Local Price : S$ 5.05
Overseas Price : S$ 4.74 

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Singapore, 16 October 2012 - Singapore’s rich and vibrant multi-cultural heritage is best reflected in the many colourful festivals celebrated throughout the year.


Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with stamps S$4.10*
PHOTO: Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with stamps S$4.10*
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The four main festivals celebrated in Singapore - Chinese New Year, Christmas, Deepavali and Hari Raya Puasa - are beautifully featured with various festive elements and traditional motifs within the frame of this new set of Festivals 2012 stamp issue. SingPost releases stamps on Singapore festivals every two years, with the last issue in 2010.


Self-adhesive Stamp Booklet S$2.55 - Chinese New Year
PHOTO: Self-adhesive Stamp Booklet S$2.55 - Chinese New Year
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Chinese New Year (1st Local & 55¢ stamps)
PHOTO: Chinese New Year (1st Local & 55¢ stamps)
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Chinese New Year (1st Local & 55¢ stamps)
Chinese New Year marks the start of a New Year in the Chinese lunar calendar. It is an important festival as it is a time to reaffirm family and kinship ties. Reunion dinners and visitations among relatives and friends are celebrated over a period of 15 days starting from the first day of the first month of the lunar calendar. Houses are gaily decorated and there are many lion dance performances to drive away evil and bring good fortune.



Self-adhesive Stamp Booklet S$2.55 - Hari Raya Puasa / Aidilfitri
PHOTO: Self-adhesive Stamp Booklet S$2.55 - Hari Raya Puasa / Aidilfitri
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Hari Raya Puasa (1st Local & 55¢ stamps)
PHOTO: Hari Raya Puasa (1st Local & 55¢ stamps)
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Hari Raya Puasa (1st Local & 55¢ stamps)

Hari Raya Puasa or Hari Raya Aidilfitri marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. It is a time of forgiveness as well as a time for strengthening of bonds. Homes are brightly decorated with oil lamps and festive goodies are served during the festive gatherings with family and friends on this day.



Self-adhesive Stamp Booklet S$2.55 - Deepavali
PHOTO: Self-adhesive Stamp Booklet S$2.55 - Deepavali
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Deepavali (1st Local & 55¢ stamps)
PHOTO: Deepavali (1st Local & 55¢ stamps)
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Deepavali (1st Local & 55¢ stamps)

Deepavali or “The Festival of Lights” celebrates the victory of good over evil. It is believed that the souls of departed relatives descend to earth during this festival, and oil lamps are lit to guide them. Like the Chinese and Muslim New Year festivals, it is celebrated with 'open-house' visits among friends of all races.


Self-adhesive Stamp Booklet S$2.55 - Christmas
PHOTO: Self-adhesive Stamp Booklet S$2.55 - Christmas
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Christmas (1st Local & 55¢ stamps)
PHOTO: Christmas (1st Local & 55¢ stamps)
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Christmas (1st Local & 55¢ stamps)

25 December is a special date for all around the world. Not just it being a Christian festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, whom Christians believe to be the Messiah and Saviour, but also a season of giving. In Singapore, gifts are not only exchanged between family members but also between friends and at special corporate Christmas parties.



Festivals 2012 - Presentation Pack (complete set of stamps)
PHOTO:  Festivals 2012 - Presentation Pack (complete set of stamps)
Local Price : S$ 5.05
Overseas Price : S$ 4.74

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Products on Sale

In conjunction with this stamp issue, a Collector’s Sheet (S$8.00) will be released. Other products include a Pre-Cancelled First Day Cover affixed with the complete set of stamps (S$4.10), a Presentation Pack with complete set of stamps (S$5.05), and a Self-adhesive Stamp Booklet (S$2.55).


All stamp products of this issue will be on sale from 17 October 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. Please refer to the following for more information.


Items on Sale Price
First Day Cover (without stamps) S$0.25*
Complete set of stamps S$3.24
Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with stamps S$4.10*
Presentation Pack (with complete set of stamps) S$5.05*
Self-adhesive Stamp Booklet S$2.55
Collectors' Sheet S$8.00*




Technical Details
Date of Issue : 17 October 2012
Denominations : 1st local and S$0.55
(each value x 4 designs)
Stamp Size : 30mm x 25mm
Collector’s Sheet : 114mm x 80mm
Self-adhesive Stamp Booklet (a set of 10) : 68mm x 58mm
Perforation : 13
Paper : Unwatermarked
Printing Process : Offset Lithography
Printer : The Lowe Martin Group
Sheet Content : 10 stamps per sheet
Designer : Tze Ngan


* Prices inclusive of prevailing GST for purchases within Singapore



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