Cover: Our City in a Garden

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.

Our City in a Garden SG 2013

Country: Singapore
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:

Our City in a Garden SG 2013

Country: Singapore
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

Our City in a Garden - seeds - SG 2013
Only the self-adhesive version of this stamp has seeds

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.

Portulaca grandiflora - Moss Rose
Portulaca grandiflora – Moss Rose

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