Commemoration of 150th anniversary of Istana

09 Oct 2019  Wed

On the 150th anniversary of the Istana, the official residence of the president of Singapore, the government of Singapore released a set of four stamps.

The stamp series was designed by Singapore sketch artist Francis Theo and, unlike other stamps showcasing well-known architecture, the Istana set features people in the design.

This depicts an important feature of the Istana as an official venue of hospitality, postal service provider Singapore Post said on Monday. It added that the presidential residence is "an emblem for Singapore's warmth and friendship", having hosted such events as visits from heads of state and open houses.

The stamps are valued at 30 cents, 70 cents, 90 cents and $1.30. There are also pre-canceled first-day covers priced at $4.70 and presentation packs for $5.75.

Visit philamart to view and purchase variety of stamps from all over the world.

Image Courtesy: Singapore Post

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