SingPost launches wedding jewellery stamp series featuring designs inspired by local traditions
Wedding Jewellery Collectors’ Sheet
Issuance Date: 12 July 2017
SINGAPORE, 10 July 2017 – A new set of stamps featuring four pieces of wedding jewellery inspired by the rich ethnic traditions of Singapore will be released by Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) on 12 July 2017.
Jewellery has always held a special place in Asian weddings, where gold is the precious metal of choice, beautifully crafted by artisans and embellished with precious and semiprecious gemstones.
Four exquisite pieces of jewellery have been reproduced in the new stamp series comprising individual stamps and a serialised Collectors’ Sheet.
The first stamp in the series features a Heavenly Match necklace, part of the Si Dian Jin (四点金) set of dowry jewellery, with interlocking dragon and phoenix motifs – well-loved mythical creatures that, according to Chinese tradition, bring good fortune and protection. The necklace is an illustration of the famed Chinese phrase, Long Feng Pei (龙凤配), which represents the idea that both majestic creatures are a perfect couple - a match made in heaven.
The second stamp is of a Peranakan Intan necklace with flora and fauna motifs. This piece has been designed in an art nouveau style combined with Asian aesthetics.
The third stamp features a mangalsutra, an ornate necklace of yellow gold with a design based on a wedding bell. This is one of the many jewellery items worn by an Indian bride to symbolise different aspects of the union with her husband.
The fourth stamp is of a necklace with diamonds set in yellow gold. This piece, named My Fair Lady, is inspired by jewellery worn by members of the Eurasian community.
Of the four necklaces, Heavenly Match and My Fair Lady were designed and crafted by local jeweller Poh Heng. The Indian-themed necklace was designed and crafted by Ishtara Jewellery. The Peranakan necklace is from a personal collection, with kind permission given to SingPost for use as an image on this stamp.
The wedding jewellery series comes in individual 90¢ stamps and 1,888 serialised Collectors’ Sheets of four $10 stamps with a total face value of $40. These sheets are specially printed using offset lithography with 22K gold and shiny film hot foiling with embossing to bring out the intricacy and details of the necklaces.
The serialised Collectors’ Sheets retail at $68 per sheet, and Collectors’ Sheets with “golden numbers” retail at $88 per sheet.
Individual stamps of this stamp issue will be on sale from 12 July 2017 at all post offices in Singapore and the Singapore Philatelic Museum. They may also be purchased online at https://shop.singpost.com/. Collectors’ Sheets are available at the Ion Orchard, Jurong Point, Paya Lebar, Tanjong Pagar, and Woodlands post offices. “Golden number” Collectors Sheets are available only at the Tanjong Pagar Philatelic Counter.
Win a Dragon and Phoenix gold pendant worth $1,500 in a lucky draw
All purchasers of the 1,888 Collectors’ Sheets may enter a lucky draw jointly organised by SingPost and Poh Heng.
The prize will be a $1,500 Dragon and Phoenix gold pendant from Poh Heng.
Date of Issue: 12 July 2017
Denominations: 90 cents x 4 (stamps), $10 x 4 (Collectors’ Sheet) Stamp Size: 48 x 30mm (stamps), 105 x 148mm (Collectors’ Sheet) Perforation: 13 Paper: Unwatermarked Printing Process: Offset Lithography with pigment and iridescent varnish (stamps), Offset Lithography with gold hot foiling (22K) and shiny film hot foiling, with embossing, die-cut and laser cut (Collectors’ Sheet) Printer: Cartor Security Printing Sheet Content: 10 stamps per sheet Graphic Designer: Jonathan Castillo Reyes (DNA Life Pte Ltd)
First Day Cover (without stamps): $0.35*
Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with stamps: $4.60
Presentation Pack : $5.65
Serialised Collectors’ Sheet: $68#
Serialised Collectors’ Sheet (“golden numbers”): $88@
*Prices inclusive of GST for purchases within Singapore.
#Available at the following post offices: Ion Orchard, Jurong Point, Paya Lebar, TanjongPagar and Woodlands.
@Available only at the Tanjong Pagar Philatelic Counter.
1st Local stamps can be used to make up postage for overseas mail.
First Day Covers (without stamps) are available for sale one week before the issue date.
The designs were reproduced from rough visuals. Details may be subject to change.
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