SINGAPORE, 25 April 2016 – Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) will issue a Traditional Board Games stamp set on 27 April 2016, that will evoke fond childhood memories for many. The set comprises five stamps, each featuring a colourful free hand drawing of a traditional board game that was popular in Singapore during the 70s and 80s. The board games are Chinese Chess, Diamond Game, Aeroplane Chess, Snakes and Ladders, and Checkers.
Chinese Chess (1st Local) is a strategy board game for two players. The game represents a battle between two armies, with the objective of capturing the enemy’s emperor.
Diamond Game (2nd Local) is a simple yet challenging game for two to six players. The objective is to be the first to move all of one’s game pieces into the opposite corner of a hexagram-shaped board. Though strategy is involved, the rules are simple enough for young children to enjoy the game.
Aeroplane Chess (with 50¢ stamp denomination) is a fun, fast paced and easy-to-learn classic Chinese board game. Played by between two and four players, the game begins with each player placing his respective game pieces in “hangers” located at the four corners of the board. The objective is to be the first to reach the base of one’s respective colour at the centre of the board.
Snakes and Ladders (with 70¢ stamp denomination) is a popular board game with young children. The objective of the game is to move one’s token, according to dice rolls, from “Start” to ”Finish”, either helped by “ladders” or hindered by “snakes” along the way. The game is a simple race based on sheer luck.
Checkers (with S$1.30 stamp denomination) is a strategy board game for two players involving diagonal moves of game pieces and mandatory captures by jumping over opponent pieces. The objective of the game is to take all of the opponent’s pieces or to produce a position such that the opponent is unable to move. A player wins the game when the opponent cannot make a move.
SingPost’s last Traditional Games stamp issue was in 1997. That stamp set featured popular games such as shuttlecock, marbles, spinning top and five stones.
The Traditional Board Game stamp set comes in five denominations – 1st Local, 2nd Local, S$0.50, S$0.70 and S$1.30. There is also a Pre-cancelled First Day Cover at S$4.10, that comes affixed with the complete set of stamps.
This stamp issue will go on sale from 27 April 2016, at all post offices and the Singapore Philatelic Museum. They may also be purchased online at www.stampdelight.com.
Other Stamp Information
Date of Issue: 27 April 2016
Denominations: 1st Local, 2nd Local, 50¢, 70¢, $1.30
Stamp Size: 40mm x 40mm
Printing Process: Offset Lithography
Printer: Lowe Martin Group
Sheet Content: 10 stamps per sheet
Designer: Lim An-ling
First Day Cover (without stamps): $0.35
Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with stamps: $4.10
Presentation Pack: $5.20
Postcards in 5 designs (without stamps) $4.00
Maxicards in 5 designs affixed with stamps $8.80
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 Covers (without stamps) are available for sale one week before the issue date.
The designs were reproduced from free hand drawing. Details may be subject to change.
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Purchase online: www.stampdelight.com
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