Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 Collection of Singapore Stamps

2009 is coming to a close today, and I must say it has been a good year so far. We have joint issues with our ASEAN neighbours, and also for APEC event that spans regions. There are also issues of culture interests in sculpture and food (yes food is an important part of local culture).

2010 will look even better from the economic perspective and here's wishing everyone a Happy New Year!

I think it is somewhat meaningful to close off 2009 with pictures of the '2009 Collection of Singapore Stamps'. Yes the layout of this blog need some re-designing too since the background picture is missing. I will do that in Jan 2010, to mark a new start.

For those who are interested to buy the 2009 Collection, it is selling at the post offices for $54.90, and includes the following:
  • Zodiac Series - Ox
  • Greetings - Let's Celebrate
  • Cinema Theatres of Yesteryear
  • Definitives - Flora and Fauna
  • SMRT Circle Line
  • 150 Years of Singapore Botanic Gardens
  • Desserts
  • Sculptures
  • Countdown to the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games
  • Singapore - Philippines Joint Issue - Bridges
  • Singapore - Indonesia Joint Issue - Tourist Attractions
  • Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2009 Meetings

Friday, December 4, 2009

Jose Rizal Philippines Stamp during US Administration

Here's another piece of history of the ASEAN region, where the stamp marks the administration of Philippines by United States. That is part of the fun I had in sorting out old stamps.

I think the person being depicted in the stamp is Jose Rizal, but do correct me if I am wrong. However, I am not sure what the O. B. stands for in this case. It is interesting that the currency used back then was centavds. Is that a smaller unit compared to peso?

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