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SingPost issues new Zodiac Monkey stamp set to usher in the Lunar New Year

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Zodiac Monkey Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with complete set of stampsIssuance Date: 8 January 2016

Zodiac Monkey Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with complete set of stamps – Issuance Date: 8 January 2016

SINGAPORE, 7 January 2016 – Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) will issue a new Zodiac Monkey stamp set on Friday, 8 January 2016, to usher in the Lunar New Year. The stamp set comprises of three stamps, each with a colourful illustration of the creative, witty and agile Monkey, which is the ninth animal sign in the Chinese zodiac cycle.

The Monkey stamp set is the ninth of 12 sets of stamps in the second zodiac stamp series issued by SingPost which began in 2008. The 12 animal signs in the Chinese calendar are the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.

According to Chinese astrology and belief, those born in the year of the Monkey are often said to possess character traits such as curiosity, mischievousness and cleverness. They are fun and loving persons who are always cheerful and energetic. As 2016 is the year of the Fire Monkey, they are energetic, determined and expressive. Their creativity combined with will power and initiative make them innovative and full of strength and determination.

This set of stamps comes in three denominations – 1st Local, S$0.70 and S$1.30.

There is also a Pre-cancelled First Day Cover at S$3.10 each affixed with the complete set of stamps. The First Day Cover is cancelled with a special Zodiac Monkey postmark.

This issue of the stamp products will be on sale from 8 January 2016 at all post offices and the Singapore Philatelic Museum. They can also be purchased online at www.stampdelight.com.

Other Stamp Information

Date of Issue:                                                   8 January 2016

Denominations:                                                 1st Local, 70¢, $1.30

Stamp Size:                                                      40mm x 30mm (1st local & 70¢)

                                          35mm x 45.6mm ($1.30)

Collectors’ Sheet with $5 & $10 stamps:             105mm x 65mm

Perforation:                                                       13.33 x 13.33 (1st Local & 70¢)

                                          14.28 x 14.28 ($1.30)                       

Paper:                                                              Unwatermarked

Printing Process:                                               Offset Lithography (Stamps)

Offset Lithography with Photochromic & Iridescent Ink (Collectors’ Sheet)

Printer:                                                              Southern Colour Print (Stamps)

                                          Cartor Security Printing (Collectors’ Sheet)

Sheet Content:                                                  10 stamps per gummed-back and self-adhesive sheet

Designer:                                                          Leo Teck Chong

Product Pricing

First Day Cover (without stamps):                                  $0.35

Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with stamps:         $3.20*

Presentation Pack:                                                        $4.25*

Collector’s Sheet:                                                          $16.80*

Obtainable from any Post Office and the Singapore Philatelic Museum

* Prices inclusive of GST for purchases within Singapore

1st Local stamps can be used to make up the postage for overseas mail.

First Day Cover (without stamps) is available for sales one week before the issue date.

The designs were reproduced from rough visuals. Details may be subject to change.

Visit us at our website: www.singpost.com

Purchase on-line at www.stampdelight.co

About Singapore Post Limited

For over 150 years, Singapore Post (SingPost) as the country’s postal service provider, has been delivering trusted and reliable services to homes and businesses in Singapore.

Today, SingPost is pioneering and leading in eCommerce logistics as well as providing innovative mail and logistics solutions in Singapore and the Asia Pacific, with operations in 15 countries.

Building on its trusted communications through domestic and international postal services, SingPost is taking the lead in end-to-end integrated and digital mail solutions. The suite of SingPost eCommerce logistics solutions includes front end web management, warehousing and fulfilment, last mile delivery or international freight forwarding.

Listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange in 2003, SingPost is a constituent stock of various main global benchmark indices – FTSE All-World Index Series, FTSE All-World Minimum Variance Index, FTSE All-World High Dividend Yield Index, FTSE RAFI Index Series, FTSE Global Infrastructure Index Series and FTSE ST Index Series. It has a strong credit rating of ’A/Stable/NR’ by Standard & Poor’s.

 

To find out more about SingPost, please visit www.singpost.com and https://www.singpost.com/corporate-information/businesses.html for more information on SingPost’s subsidiaries and businesses.

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