Friday, 21 November 2008
Cover from Singapore
I received this lovely cover on 14 November 2008, with two different postmarks of the Singpex, the Asian Internation Philatelic Exhibition held in Singapore on 6-9 November 2008. The postmark cancelling the stamps bears the date 8 November 2008.
The envelope is the first day cover for a series of stamps depicting Cash Crops of Early Singapore (issue date 12/11/2008), however, the stamps stuck on it were issued earlier... the Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin stamp (1st local tariff) was introduced on 22 March 2006 and is part of a series called Undersea World. The two electric tram definitive stamps (30c) were issued in 1997 along with others in a transport series, and the 30c Pearlscale butterflyfish (Chaetodon xanthurus) is from 2001.
My thanks for this great exotic letter go to Nick!