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The Republic of Singapore  is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia. It lies one degree north of the equator, at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, with Indonesia's Riau Islands to the south and Peninsular Malaysia to the north. Singapore's territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets. The country is known for its transition from third world to first world in a single generation, under the leadership of its founding father, Lee Kuan Yew.

Stamford Raffles founded colonial Singapore in 1819 as a trading post of the British East India Company. After the company's collapse in 1858, the islands were ceded to the British Raj as a crown colony. During the Second World War, Singapore was occupied by Japan. It gained independence from the UK in 1963 by federating with other former British territories to form Malaysia, but separated two years later over ideological differences, becoming a sovereign nation in 1965. After early years of turbulence and despite lacking natural resources and a hinterland, the nation developed rapidly as an Asian Tiger economy, based on external trade and its workforce.

Location of  Singapore  (red)

Flag of Singapore


#25

Scott: #25P

Issued: 10.10.1949

UPU Issue

Inside #25: Stamps on Envelopes


#323-4#324

Scott: #323-4P

Issued: 1.7.1979

New Postal Codes

Inside #323-4: Singapore #323-4


#349-52

7Scott: #349-52P

Issued: 6.5.1980

London 1980

Singapore was a British Colony from 1819 to 1965, and was part of the Straits Settlements from 1826 to 1946.

#1 Inside #349: Straits Settlements #1O

The Straits Settlements of the Malayan Peninsula have a distinct postal history from the other Malayan areas. Mail was originally handled privately by passing ships; the earliest known postal markings date from around 1806, used by a post office on Prince of Wales Island (now Penang). Service was regularized in 1837 by the Indian Post Office Act; postage stamps of India were used from 1854, the Settlements being considered part of the "Bengal circle", then from 1861 part of the "Burma circle". The cancellations used were B109 at Malacca, B147 at Penang, and B172 at Singapore.

When the Settlements became a crown colony in 1867, they had to begin issuing their own stamps, not least because they adopted a currency based on 96 cents to a silver dollar. Beginning on 1 September 1867, nine types in the existing stocks of Indian stamps were overprinted with a crown and a new value in cents. Stamps printed by De La Rue for the Settlements started arriving in December; they are notable for a prominent white frame around the profile of Victoria, inscribed "STRAITS SETTLEMENTS POSTAGE". The set of nine values, 2c to 96c, appeared gradually, with the 30c value not being issued until 1872.

http://my-malaysia.info/postal-history-straits-settlements.html

See also: “The first Issue of the Straits Settlements http://www.stamp2.com/articles/specialised/tss/default.asp

#146 or174 Inside #350: Straits Settlements #146O

#19 Inside #351: Singapore #19O

#106Inside #352: Singapore #106O

#352a

Scott: #352aO


#423#424#425

Scott: #423-5P

Issued: 4.8.1983

BANGKOK '83

#282#283#284 

Inside #423: Singapore #282-4O

#356#357#358#359

Inside #424: Singapore #356-9O

#390#391#392#393

Inside #425: Singapore #390-3O

#425a

Scott: #425aO


#442#443#444

#445#446#447

Scott: #442-7P

Issued: 9.8.1984

25th Anniversary of Self-government

#121 Inside #442: Singapore #121O

#377 Inside #443: Singapore #377O

#99 Inside #444: Singapore #99O

#243 Inside #445: Singapore #243O

#386 Inside #446: Singapore #386O

#367 Inside #447: Singapore #367P

#447a

Scott: #447aO


#563-6

Scott: #563-6P

Issued: 3.5.1990

150th Anniversary, Penny Black

#101-6 

Inside #563: Singapore #101-6O

 Inside #564: India 16

 Inside #564: India 18

1855 (2 Dec) envelope to Ireland with printed "per Overland via Southampton" in red at upper left, bearing ½ anna blue Die I (2), 1 anna red Die II, 2 anna green (2) and cut to shape 4 anna blue and red 1st printing, all tied by diamond of dots, showing manuscript "1/-", framed "INDIA PAID" and, on reverse, "SINGPORE/P.O." and arrival datestamps

This is the only known Straits Settlements cover used in Singapore, bearing all four 1854 values of Indian stamps used in the Straits Settlements. These stamps illustrate that at that time, Singapore was under the East India Company and under Indian rule. The cover documents significant postal milestones in Singapore, that is, the use of stamps on the cover after stamps were first introduced in 1854 and mails were sent from Southeast Asia to Europe via sea routes to India followed by overland route to Europe.

http://www.spm.org.sg/collections/collection.html

 

#2 #4  Singapore's First Stamp #6

Inside #565: India #2,#4,#5 & #6O

GB #1 a #2

Inside #566: G.B. #1 & #2

#566a

Scott: #566aO


#596-7

Scott: #596-7, 615-6, 664-5 and more

Issued: from 1991 to 1995

SINGAPORE '95 - ORCHIDS SERIES with Pseudo Stamp on label

Also with Pseudo Stamp in margin of Souvenir sheets.


#611#612#613#614

Scott: #611-4O

Issued: 16.11.1991

Phila Nippon '91

Inside #611-4: Pseudo Stamp

#614a

Scott: #614aO


Scott: #715a-jO

Issued:

#715f: 1.9.1995, #715j: 2.9.1995, #715e: 3.9.1995, #715h: 4.9.1995, #715g: 5.9.1995

#715b: 6.9.1995, #715d: 7.9.1995, #715i: 8.9.1995, #715c: 9.9.1995, #715a: 10.9.1995

Singapore '95

Inside #715a-j (In Margin): Pseudo Stamp

 Inside #715d: (In Margin): Singapore #565P

 Inside #715f (In Margin): Singapore #712O

 Inside #715f (In Margin): Singapore #715O

Inside #715h (In Margin):

#720

Singapore #695O (partial)

Singapore #456P

Singapore #677O

Singapore #703O

Singapore #720P

Singapore #589O

Singapore #691O

Singapore #687O

Singapore #569P

Singapore #453P

Singapore #673BO

Singapore #580P

Singapore #616O

Singapore #675P

Singapore #699O

Singapore #575P

Singapore #570O

Singapore #698FO

Singapore Vending machine

postage label 5th series1992-3O

Singapore #561O

Singapore #572P

Singapore #660O

Singapore #711O

Inside #715j (In Margin):

Singapore #684BO

Singapore #647O

Singapore #669O

Thanks to Lou


#718#719#720#721

Scott: #718-21P

Issued: 19.4.1995

30th Anniversary Independence

#471 Inside #719: Singapore #471O

#598 Inside #720: Singapore #598O

#489 Inside #721: Singapore #489O

#721a

Scott: #721aP

#73 Inside #721a (In Margin): Singapore #73P

#579 Inside #721a (In Margin): Singapore #579O


#723#724

#725-6

Scott: #723O, #724-6P

Issued: 21.6.1995

50th Anniversary End of World War II

#271 Inside #723: Straits Settlements #271O

#265 Inside #724: Straits Settlements # 265P


#729#730#731#732

Scott: #729-32P

Issued: 19.8.1995

Philatelic Museum, Singapore

#12 Inside #729: Singapore #12O

#157 Inside #730: Singapore #157O

#661 Inside #731: Singapore #661O

Inside #732: Symbolic


http://www.geocities.com/Eureka/Company/9200/images/SporeStorySSsmall.jpg

Scott: #857P

Issued: 23.7.1998

The Singapore Story / Singpex 98

Inside #857: TBI


http://www.postbeeld.com/database/pb_showimage2.php?bestelnr=SI1011KB

Scan from: http://www.freestampcatalogue.com/

Scott: #947fO

Issued: 11.8.2000

10th Anniversary, Care For Nature Stamps

#605#606#607#608

Inside #947f (In margin of sheet): Singapore (stamps of 1991) #605-8O

#637#638#639#640

Inside #947f (In margin of sheet): Singapore (stamps of 1992) #637-40O

#660#661#662#663

Inside #947f (In margin of sheet): Singapore (stamps of 1993) #660-3O

#695-8 

Inside #947f (In margin of sheet): Singapore (stamps of 1994) #695-8O

#734-6#735#736#737

Inside #947f (In margin of sheet): Singapore (stamps of 1995) #734-7O

#765#766#767

Inside #947f (In margin of sheet): Singapore (stamps of 1996) #764-7O

#812#813#814#815

Inside #947f (In margin of sheet): Singapore (stamps of 1997) #812-5O

#862-5

#866-9

Inside #947f (In margin of sheet): Singapore (stamps of 1998) #862-9O

#909#910#911#912

Inside #947f (In margin of sheet): Singapore (stamps of 1999) #909-12O


20042004a

2004b2004c

Scott: #1115-8O

Issued: 24.8.2004

150th Anniversary, Stamps in Singapore

#27 Inside #1115: Singapore #27O

#49 Inside #1115: Singapore #49O

#1067 Inside #1115: Singapore #1067O

Scan not available Inside #1116: TBI

#271 Inside #1116: Straits Settlements #271O

#13 Inside #1116: Singapore #13(?)O

#102 Inside #1117: Straits Settlements #102O

#167 Inside #1117: Straits Settlements #167O

#251 Inside #1117: Straits Settlements #251O

#6 Inside #1118: India #6O

#1 Inside #1118: Straits Settlements #1O

#17 Inside #1118: Straits Settlements #17O

2004d

Scott: #1118aP


2004gc

Scott: #???P

Issued: 24.8.2004

World Stamps Championship 2004

A Global City - Trade & Industry

2002_globalcity

Inside #???: Singapore World Stamps Championship of 2002

2003_srGlobalCity2

Inside #???: Singapore World Stamps Championship of 2003


2006

Scott: #1168cP

Issued: 16.11.2006

Belgica 2006

Inside #1168c: Pseudo Stamp


Scott: #1342-6P

Issued: 29.10.2008

150th Anniversary, Singapore Post Office

 Inside #1342-6: Singapore A1 (B)


2009

Scott: #1356aP

Issued: 04.04.2009

China 2009

Inside #1356a: Pseudo Stamps (logo)

Thanks to G.B.


Scott: #????O

Issued: 31.08.2012

Singapore 2015 Int'l Exhibition

Inside #???? (On label): Pseudo Stamp

 Inside #????: Singapore #69 (B)

 Inside #????: Singapore #68 (B)

Scott: #????O

There are many more cards for this Exhibition, some of them are quite expensive, as there where offer as a donation, before and during the Exhibition

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Scott: #????O (B)

Issued: 22.08.2013

Publicity, Singapore 2015 Exhibition

 Inside #????: Singapore #112

 Inside #????: Singapore #113

Inside #???? (On label): Pseudo Stamp

Scott: #????P

(Without Exhibition Logo)

Scott: #????O

(With Exhibition Logo)

There are many more cards for this Exhibition, some of them are quite expensive, as there where offer as a donation, before and during the Exhibition

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Scott: #????P

Issued: 01.09.2017

150th Anniversary of First Postage Stamp Issued in Singapore

#1 Inside #????: Straits Settlements #1O

MALAYA - STRAITS 1867  SG3 Used  Inside #????: Straits Settlements #3O

(Scan from www.stanleygibbons.com)

Thanks to Prof. Plinio Richelmi and Komlóssy Zoltán


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Stamps of Singapore (up to 2000)

http://www.cs.com.sg/gallery.htm

http://www.stamp2.com/gallery/sgcatalog

 

http://singaporestamps.com.sg/

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Straits Settlements

#1 

Straits Settlements #1O

(for Singapore #349 and many more)

MALAYA - STRAITS 1867  SG3 Used

Straits Settlements #3O

#102

Straits Settlements #102O

#146 or174 

Straits Settlements #146O

(for Singapore #350)

#167

Straits Settlements #167O

#251

Straits Settlements #251O

#271 

Straits Settlements #271O

 

Singapore

 

Singapore A1

#12 

Singapore #12O

#13

Singapore #13(?)O

#17

Straits Settlements #17O

#19 

Singapore #19O

Issued: ??.??.????

#27

Singapore #27O

#49

Singapore #49O

Singapore #68-9

#99

Singapore #99O

#101-6 

Singapore #101-6O

Issued: ??.??.????

#121 

Singapore #121O

#157

Singapore #157O

#243 

Singapore #243O

#282#283#284 

Singapore #282-4O

#352a

Scott: #352aO

Issued: 6.5.1980

#356#357#358#359

Singapore #356-9O

#377 

Singapore #377O

#386 

Singapore #386O

#390#391#392#393

Singapore #390-3O

#425a

Scott: #425aO

Issued: 4.8.1983

#447a

Scott: #447aO

Issued: 9.8.1984

#471 

Singapore #471O

#489 

Singapore #489O

Scott: #561O

#566a

Scott: #566aO

Issued: 3.5.1990

Scott: #570O

#579

Singapore #579O

Scott: #589O

#598 

Singapore #598O

#605#606#607#608

Singapore (stamps of 1991) #605-8O

#596-7

Scott: #596-7, 615-6, 664-5 and more

Issued: from 1991 to 1995

Scott: #616O

#611#612#613#614

Scott: #611-4O

#614a

Scott: #614aO

Issued: 16.11.1991

#637#638#639#640

Singapore (stamps of 1992) #637-40O

Scott: #647O

#660#661#662#663

Singapore (stamps of 1993) #660-3O

Scott: #669O

Scott: #673BO

Scott: #677O

Singapore Vending machine postage label 5th series1992-3

Scott: #684BO

Scott: #687O

Scott: #691O

#695-8 

Singapore (stamps of 1994) #695-8O

Scott: #698FO

Scott: #699O

Scott: #703O

Singapore #711

 

Singapore #712

Scott: #715a-jO

Issued:

#715f: 1.9.1995, #715j: 2.9.1995, #715e: 3.9.1995, #715h: 4.9.1995, #715g: 5.9.1995

#715b: 6.9.1995, #715d: 7.9.1995, #715i: 8.9.1995, #715c: 9.9.1995, #715a: 10.9.1995

#723

Scott: #723O

#734-6#735#736#737

Inside #947f (In margin of sheet): Singapore (stamps of 1995) #734-7O

#765#766#767

Inside #947f (In margin of sheet): Singapore (stamps of 1996) #764-7O

#812#813#814#815

Inside #947f (In margin of sheet): Singapore (stamps of 1997) #812-5O

#862-5

#866-9

Inside #947f (In margin of sheet): Singapore (stamps of 1998) #862-9O

#909#910#911#912

Inside #947f (In margin of sheet): Singapore (stamps of 1999) #909-12O

#1067

Singapore #1067O

2002_globalcity

Singapore World Stamps Championship of 2002

2003_srGlobalCity2

Singapore World Stamps Championship of 2003

20042004a

2004b2004c

Scott: #1115-8O

Issued: 24.8.2004