Singapore Error Stamp : Year 1955


Date of Issue: 4 September 1955,  Description: 1c Chinese Sampan*

* Note: A sampan is a relatively flat bottomed Chinese wooden boat from 3.5 to 4.5 m (approximately twelve to fifteen feet) long. Some sampans include a small shelter on board, and may be used as a permanent habitation on inland waters. Sampans are generally used for fishing or transportation, in coastal areas or rivers. It is unusual for a sampan to sail far from land as they do not have the means to survive rough weather. The word “sampan” literally means “three planks” in Cantonese, from the words sam and pan (plank).[1] This refers to the hull design, which consists of a flat bottom (made from one plank) joined to two sides (the other two planks). The design closely resembles Western hard chine boats like the scow or punt. Sampans may be propelled by poles, oars (particularly a single, long oar called a yuloh) or may be fitted with outboard motors. Sampans are still in use by rural residents of Southeast Asia, particularly Malaysia, Indonesia,Bangladesh, and Vietnam.


Error a: 1c: Reflection in water (P1 1BR9/1)

Error b: 1c: White flaw on rear of sampan (P1 1B R10/1)

Error c: 1c: Reflection retouched (P1 1B R9/1) 

Error d: 1c: Neck flaw & background retouched (P1 1A R3/3)

Error e1c: Dot between “NT” and extra white line on “C” of Cent (P1 1A R10/2) 

Error f: 1c:White flaw on front of sampan

Date of Issue: 4 September 1955,  Description: 2c Malay Kolek

Error: 2c “thin” paper, even can obseve the watermark ink on the front of the stamp

Date of Issue: 4 September 1955,  Description: 4c Twakow

Error: Broken “A” (top left stamp) and brown dot on sea (left two stamps), common flaw

Singapore 1955 Stamp

Date of Issue: 4 September 1955,  Description: $1 Raffles Status


Error a: The loss of the Queen’s head was due to a paper fold. The error is in a vertical pair with the top copy partially missing deep purple and the lower copy completely missing the colour. Both stamps are creased due to the paper fold. The error resurfaced in early 2010 after being held in a Commonwealth collection started in the 1960s.


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