A wonderfully colourful and detailed cover from Singapore, featuring the issue Our City in a Garden. The stamp on the right carries a surprise… revealed below.
This issue commemorates the “greening” of Singapore, and the proliferation of parks, trees, plants, and wildlife in the city state. With commemorative cancels on the day of issue – a first day cover.
Date: 13th July 2013
The stamps are illustrated with city scenes framed with flora and fauna. Many of the plants and creatures are recognisable from other recent issues from SingPost, including the current Pond Life definitive series that you can see here on this blog, and an oriental small-clawed otter, also featured on this blog.
The “1st Local” denomination (on the right, above) is issued as a self-adhesive stamp and a perforated stamp. Here are the perforated versions:
Date: 24th July 2013
This cover also has a “Pond Life” definitive stamp on the right to make up the postage. It features a white-collared kingfisher, which can also be seen in the “Our City in a Garden” issue to the left.
Thanks to Ai Lyn for these covers.
Seeds on a Stamp
The self-adhesive version of the “1st Local” stamp has seeds attached; click the image to the right to zoom in.
SingPost says that you can even plant the whole stamp, and for your effort, you will get Portulaca grandiflora (Moss Rose). Here’s one from our garden.