Singapore Variety Stamp : Year 1980


Singapore 1980 error stamp

Date of Issue: 6 May 1980,  Description: $2 150th Anniversary Of Founding Of Singapore $10 Stamp Against Raffles’ Letter

Singapore 1980 Error stamp

Error: $2: Deep green “dot” overlap with light green “dot” at marginal sheet

Singapore had been a part of various local empires since it was first inhabited in the second century AD. Modern Singapore was founded as a trading post of the East India Company by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819 with permission from the Sultanate of Johor. The British obtained full sovereignty over the island in 1824 and Singapore became one of the British Straits Settlements in 1826.  The facsimile of the letter on the $2 stamp, written by Sir Stamford Raffles to Col. Attenbrooke on 10 June1819, reads “…. I have just planted the British Flag….”, an  archival document of the British colonization of Singapore.

Singapore1980 London Flag


Singapore Variety Stamp : Year 2009


Singapore 2009 Booklet


Date of Issue: 6 May 2009,  Description: Flora & Fauna Definitives Series II

Singapore 2009 Flora & Fauna Definitives Series 2 Stamp Booklet, same as 2007 series, the reprint of 2009C found imperfored error on some stamp.

2009 Imper

2009 Imper2

Error: Perforation is missing on reprint series

Singapore Variety Stamp : Year 2007


Singapore Stamp Booklet 2007 Bird


Date of Issue: 6 June 2007,  Description: Flora & Fauna Definitives Series I

Singapore 2007 Flora Bird Booklet, the reprint issue of 2007B is very limited because some booklet found Imperforated on top pane. The printer is Southern Colour Print, two years later, same thing happen for another 2009 Flora & Fauna Definitives Series II (2009C Booklet) as regret no preventive action done at Printer side.

Singapore Imperf Booklet Stamp 2007

Error : Normal Stamp (left) and imperf booklet stamp (right)

Singapore Variety Stamp : Year 1962-1966



Although a somewhat awkward mixture of small and large formats, and of subjects, this issue was nevertheless an attractive one by modern standards. Hidden within the designs is mush of sufficient interest to allow  the formation of a specialised collection.

The stamps were produced by the photogravure process, the lower values being printed by Harrison, and the 50c to $5 value by De La Rue. The watermark is Block CA, later printings of the horizontal format values having sideways watermark in common with printings of other Commonwealth countries stamps; the change was due to the decision of the Crown Agents to maintain stocks only of paper showing watermarks reading across the grain.

Plate numbers are all 1A for the Harrison stamps and 1 for the De La Rue, except for part of the last release of $5 stamps, for which Plate 2 was used. The sheet make-up was 100, (10 x 10).

Singapore Stamp 1962 1c

Date of Issue: 10 March 1963,  Description: 1c Aranchnis Maggie Oei

This stamp provides an interesting example of the history of a flaw through the various printings. In the original, there is a large green blob of ink on the flower next to the top left-hand leaf, joining it to the lower leaf. Also, a spray of fine green dots appears aobe on the pink background. It is constant flaw appear on row 5/3.

Singapore Stamp 1962 1c_variety

Error a: Green patch leaf flaw as show from the red arrow

Another Yellow color shift, considered normal in the series of 1962 definitive

Singapore Stamp 1962 1c_variety2

Error b: Yellow color shift down

Singapore Stamp 1962 1c_variety3

Error c: Heavy ribbed paper, can observe the different from the gum side

Singapore Stamp 1962 4c

Date of Issue: 31 March 1962,  Description: 4c Tiger barb

Singapore Stamp black ommited

Error a: Black color omitted,  the first three columns of a sheet were affected. An example sold for £700 plus premiums at an 8 December 2009 Spink auction.

Singapore stamp white spot 1962

Error b: White spot on the pectoral fin (top stamp), constant flaw at row 6/10.

Color miss match 1962 4c Singapore stamp

Error c: block of 4, black color misplaced

1962 Fish stamp singapore 5c

Date of Issue: 31 March 1962,  Description: 5c Clown Fish


Error a: Paper crease (center stamp) and red color shift (all 3 stamps)


Error b: Red color omitted


Error c:  Orange Clownfish fine unmounted mint vertical strip of four, the two middle stamps showing vast proportion of red missing, one with only the faintest.

Singapore 6c stamp 1962

Date of Issue: 31 March 1962,  Description: 6c Acher Fish


Error a: “Y” instead of “T” in the word “JACULATOR” (left stamp)


Error b: White spot in fish head (left stamp, constant flaw)


Error c: Black color shift down

1962 fish error

Error d: Partial yellow missing (bottom Stamp)

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Error e: Additional perforation misplace at margin

1962 singapore stamp 8c

Date of Issue: 31 March 1962,  Description: 8c Vanda Tan Chay Yan

1962 8c singapore stamp error

Error: Broken “N” on CENTS, constant flaw at Pane 1A Row8/2

10c Fish stamp singapore 1962

Date of Issue: 31 March 1962,  Description: 10c Ikan Bada

Orange Shift Singapore Stamp 1962

Error a: Orange color shift


Error b: Orange omitted


Error c: 10c Fish. Horizontal pair, left stamp ‘Orange omitted’


Error d: A complete UNMOUNTED mint sheet of 100 (10 X 10), vertical rows 5 and 6 with RED-ORANGE OMITTED and row 4 with partial omission (fish tail).

1962 Fish Black Missing

Error e: Black color totally missing. The error affected the last two columns of a sheet.

Singapore 15c 1962 Bird Stamp

Date of Issue: 9 November 1966,  Description: 15c Black-naped Sterna

15c eye missing

Error a:  Orange (from eye) omitted


Error b: Black-naped Tern, marginal, variety stone (shading in wings) omitted, fine unmounted mint

1966 Bird Error Stamp Eye Shift 15c

Error c: Red eye shift up, block of four

1962 Fish Singapore Stamp

Date of Issue: 31 March 1962,  Description: 20c Butterfly Fish

Singapore variety stamp fish color missing

Error a: 20c Orange and blue. ‘Orange Omitted’, Brilliant fresh unmounted mint in vertical pair with normal.

Singapore stamp fish nick in fin

Singapore stamp fish nick in fin1

Error b: Nick in fin, constant flaw at P1 1A R1/1

25c Singapore stamp 1962

Date of Issue: 31 March 1962,  Description: 25c Two-spot Goramy


Error:  Missing dark color resulted in the loss of inscriptions and detail from the fish

1962 30c Singapore Stamp

Date of Issue: 10 March 1963,  Description: 30c Vanda Miss Joaquim

1962 30c Singapore Stamp Yellow Shift error

Error a: Yellow color shift


Error b: Orchid yellow color omitted


Error c: 1962-66 6c. top left corner block of twenty (5×4) with top row showing strip of double paper on reverse; and 30c. block of thirty (3×10) with margin at left showing progressive shift of green to lower left. Also 1971 “Dish” Aerial 15c. marginal block of nine showing silver colour shifted upward by 2mm.

Singapore 1962 Bird stamp $1

Date of Issue: 10 March 1963,  Description: $1 White-throated Kingfisher

Singapore 1962 Bird stamp  $1 error

Error: Black color shift

Singapore Variety Stamp : Year 2010


Singapore Stamp 2010 Tiger


Date of Issue: 8 January 2010,  Description: 1st Local Zodiac Tiger

Singapore Stamp 2010 Tiger Error

Singpost issued a set of three postage stamps to welcome the upcoming Lunar year “Year of The Tiger”.

There are total of 12 animals signs in the Chinese calendar based on five cycles of 12 years each, with each cycle tempered by one of the five Chinese elements of Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth.

According to Chinese astrology and belief, the traits of these zodiac animals not only shape the personalities of people born under the respective sign but also their lives and the events of the year.

However, the above  se-tenant sheet of 10 of the Singapore 2010 Year of Tiger 1st Local NVI stamp containing extra perforation on the right column just appeared on an on-line auction site. This error looks like an outcome of a shifted perforation process.

Singapore Variety Stamp : Year 1960


Singapore Stamp 1960 flag

Date of Issue: 3 June 1960,  Description: 4c State flag

Singapore Flag Stamp Joint of error

Former Deputy Prime Minister, Dr Toh Chin Chye, who in 1959 headed a committee to conceive and create the National Flag and the State Crest, explained the need for National Symbols in an oral history interview with the National Archives of Singapore.

This stamp is believed to be first error stamp found in the Singapore philatelic history, noticed the country name called “State of Singapore” instead of    “Singapore -Malaya”, the error appear in the joining mark between “o” and “of” in the row R7/2 (constant flaw in the every sheet of stamp).



Additional Information: 13½ x 13½ perfs; multiple St Edward’s crown and block CA sideways watermark; printed litho by Enschedé in sheets (5 x 10); 1,918,175 copies sold.

The above two stamps, released in 1960, are the first stamps depicting new National flag of Singapore to have the words “State of Singapore” printed on them.

Other rare stamp sets:

Imperforate proofs in issues colours on gummed upright watermarked paper, the 4c shows portions of three adjoning stamps and the 10c, two.


Singapore Variety Stamp : Year 1974


Singapore 1974 Error Stamp_Plan Your Family Small

Date of Issue: 9 August 1974,  Description: 35c Male & Female Symbols

Singapore’s birth-rate is among the lowest in the world. It is estimated that in 2011, there were nearly eight births per 1,000 people. That means without immigration the country’s population will keep falling every year. The usual incentives such as tax cuts and baby bonuses have had little effect. As today (year 2012), the low birth-rate is also having repercussions for business.

However, In 1960s and 1970s, the anti-natalist policies flourished. The Singapore Family Planning and Population Board (FPPB) was established, initially advocating small families but eventually running the Stop at Two programme, which pushed for small two-children families and promoted sterilisation. From 1969 it was also used by government leaders to target lowly-educated and low-income women in an experiment with eugenics policies to solve social concerns. This 70’s mistake policy resulted the low birth-rate and government is still regret how to solve out the problem nowadays.

On 9 August 1974, Singapore has issue a serial of stamp named “World Population Year” to encourage citizen to minimize the birth-rate, but one of the 35c stamp (Plan Your Family Small) found missing “male symbol” on the stamp, this is funny because “man” is leaving the “girl” as it is really can control the family very small.

Singapore Stamp 1974 UPU

Date of Issue: 7 July 1974,  Description: 10c Centenary of Universal Postal Union

Singapore UPU error stamp


Error a: Missing gold, gold shift up, extra gold

Variety (Error) in color control, designed by William Lee; printed litho by Harrison in sheets (10 x 10); 1,200,000 copies issued, few stamps were found in missing gold, extra gold or the gold UPU logo shift up few mini meter from white background.

gold miss

Error b: Block of 4 gold omitted compare to the normal at right side

Singapore stamp 1974 major shift of gold

Date of Issue: 9 June 1974,  Description: 10c Asia Pacific Scout Conference

1974 (June) 9th Asia-Pacific Scout Conference 10c. showing major shift of gold to right