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Date Of Issue : 13 Jul, 2013
Singapore, 13 July 2013 - After premiering the world’s first beaded stamp in 2008 and Singapore’s first embroidered appliquéd stamp in 2009, Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) once again introduces an innovative stamp issue - special biodegradable commemorative stamps with seeds.
PHOTO: Our City In A Garden - Stamp Set
Local Price : S$ 2.66
Overseas Price : S$ 2.66
Titled 'Our City in a Garden', this beautifully illustrated stamp issue portrays Singapore's vibrant urban landscape nestled within a thriving garden of local plants and wildlife. The stamps come in four denominations – 1st Local, S$0.50, S$0.80 and S$1.10.
Local Price : S$ 8.00
Overseas Price : S$ 7.48
Local Price : S$ 4.45
Overseas Price : S$ 4.16
Singapore’s Garden City journey began in 1963, when the Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew planted the first tree, signifying the start of the greening campaign.
Over the decades, flowering species have been introduced to beautify the city and make our streetscape more vibrant. Parks have grown in numbers and attractiveness to become areas where the community can come together to relax, exercise and bond. The pervasive green network of nature reserves, parks, park connectors, tree-lined roads and other natural areas has made living in the city more pleasant.
Local Price : S$ 1.55
Overseas Price : S$ 1.55
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Singapore, by virtue of its geographical location, has rich biodiversity. Over the years, efforts to conserve it natural heritage have seen four areas gazette as nature reserves and an increase in wildlife, including dragonflies, butterflies and birds, in particular, the Oriental Pied Hornbill and the Magpie Robin.
As land-scarce Singapore continues to urbanise, the support of the community is essential in ensuring our country’s natural heritage is conserved and sustained for generations to come.
The four designs in this stamp issue which will be released on 13 July 2013 portray Singapore’s vibrant urban landscape nestled within a thriving garden with native plants and wildlife. To commemorate 50 years of greening Singapore, the stamps come in biodegradable paper with the local stamp affixed with seeds of the Portulaca grandiflora for everyone to plant. SingPost hopes you will enjoy having your own little flower garden and join them in this journey to transform Singapore into a City in a Garden.
Portulaca Grandiflora is a small-sized herbaceous creeper, common sight in Singapore in roadside planting, rooftop gardens, on flowerbeds and as ornamental displays in pots. It is easy to grow, thrives in full sun and requires little water. Its flowers are 2.5 – 5.5 cm wide and come in different colours such as pink, red, purple, yellow, bronze or white. Some varieties may have speckled patterned petals or numerous sets of petals which make it resemble a small rose.
These attractive and showy flowers bloom throughout the year and are known to attract butterflies. The fleshy leaves are linear in shape. The fruits are capsules that split open and contain numerous small black seeds.
This rather hassle-free plant can be easily propagated by seeds or stem cuttings.
How to Plant the Portulaca Grandiflora
To grow your very own flowering stamp, follow these simple steps:
1) Dip the stamp for 24 hours in a glass of water
2) At the bottom of a pot of soil, put a layer of gravel or clay granules
3) Fill the pot with soil to the ideal level for planting
4) Sow the stamp facing upwards
5) Cover with a thin layer of soil and press gently down
6) Immerse the pot in water for 10 minutes to moisten the soil (by letting the soil absorb some water)
7) See your stamp grow
visit www.nparks.gov.sg/50years for more information on how to plant the stamp.
Products on Sale
Besides this set of four stamps, other stamp products of this issue include the Collector's Sheet with seeds (S$8), the self-adhesive sheetlet with seeds on the 1st local stamps only (S$1.55), the Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with the complete set of stamps (S$3.45), the Presentation Pack (S$4.45) and the Limited Edition Art Print (S$108).
All the stamp products of this issue will be on sale today at all post offices, the Festival of Biodiversity at VivoCity and the Singapore Philatelic Museum. Orders can also be made at SingPost’s online shopping portal, vPOST, at http://shop.vpost.com.sg.
Items on Sale
First Day Cover (without stamps) S$0.25*
Self-adhesive sheetlet (seeds on 1st Local only) S$ 1.55*
Complete set of stamps S$2.66
Pre-cancelled First-Day Cover affixed with stamps S$3.45*
Presentation Pack S$4.45*
Collector’s Sheet with seeds (consists of S$5 stamp) S$ 8.00*
Limited Edition Art Print S$108.00*
Date of Issue: 13 July 2013
Denominations: 1st Local , S$0.50, S$0.80 and S$1.10
Stamp Size: 45mm x 45mm
Collector’s Sheet Size: 160mm x 75mm
Perforation: 13¼ x 13¼
Printing Process(stamps): Offset Lithography
Printing Process(Collector’s Sheet): Offset Lithography with embossed translucid foil
Printer: Cartor Security Printing
Sheet Content: 10 stamps per gummed-back 4 stamps per self-adhesive sheetlet (2 x 1st Local / 2 x S$0.50 stamps)
Designer: Nicodemus Loh
* Prices inclusive of prevailing GST for purchases within Singapore
- http://www.singpost.com/download/PhilatelicStamps/mw93.pdf - Miniature World Issue 93 (April --> June 2013) - Page 6 texts
- http://www.stampnews.com/stamps/stamps_2013/stamp_our-city-in-a-garden-stamps-collection-from-singapore.html - Texts