Singapore Variety Stamp : Year 1971


Do you notice what is the design error for this stamp?


Date of Issue: 14 January 1971,  Description: 15c Commonwealth Member Countries

The design idea is to name all the commonwealth countries is circular arrangement in first alphabetical (See Figure 1) but you will find the country “THE GAMBIA” not in order because initially the designer omit “THE” in design after pointed out by one of the newspaper reader in 1970(See Figure 4).


Figure 1

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Figure 2

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Figure 3 (11 October 1971, Page 4, The Straits Times)

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Figure 4

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Figure 5 (14 October 1971, Page 23, The Straits Times)

Singapore Variety Stamp : Year 1963




Date of Issue: 3 June 1963,  Description: 10c National Day



Error a: Black color shift down


Date of Issue: 8 August 1963,  Description: 5c South East Asia Cultural Festival

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Singappore 1963 stamp yellow shift

Error a: Yellow color shift

Singappore 1963 stamp broken error

Error b: Broken “3”  constant flaw at P1 1A R8/10


Related Info : 1963 (Aug.) South East Asia Cultural Festival 5c., an imperforate proof affixed to Harrison and Sons presentation card