Stamps of Foreign Countries with Indian Themes – 150th anniversary of First Singapore Postage stamps.
On 1 Sep 1867 stamps of India (East India Postage) overprinted with crown and various postage rates were released becoming the first Postage stamps of straits Settlements .a set of Five stamps was issued by Singapore on 01 Sep 2017 to mark 150th Anniversary of First Postage stamp of Singapore. The stamps were issued in denominations of Ist Local, 2nd Local,60c,70c,$ 1.30
Historical Cinema Theatres of Singapore on Stamps 2009.
On 2 Mar 2009 Singapore issued a set of Five stamps on Historical Cinema Theatres . The First silent films came to Singapore in 1902.The first Public screening in Apr 1902 in a tent and first theatre opened in 1904.
Cathay– The Cinema raised its curtains on 3rd Oct 1939 becoming Singapore’s first air conditioned cinema & first skyscraper, the tallest in Southeast Asia that time. On 24 Mar 2006 it was redeveloped together with Cathay Building and opened to public with 8 Cinema halls including The Grand Cathay ant The Picturehouse.
The Majestic – A historic building in Chinatown built in 1927 and completed in 1928.It was known as The Majestic theatre.In Jan 2003 it was reopened but as a shopping mall and renamed “The Majestic
Capitol Building – Historic building at the junction of North Bridge road and stamford road..Completed in 1933 it operated under the name of Kyo-Ei Gekkyo under Japanese occupation until 1944.After 1946 the Capitol was purchased by Shaw and rebuilt becoming the organisation’s flagship theatre and renamed Shaw building. Its use as a movie theatre ended with its last screening on 29 Dec 1998.
QUEENS– First opened in 1920s as Ritz theatre renamed “Nanyo Gekizyo” during Japanese occupation 1942-45. It became Queens Theatre in 1946 and ceased operations in 1983.
Rex – A Shaw brothers Cinema opened in 1946 with the inaugural screening of The Jungle Book and ceased operations in 1983 having screened its last film “Jaws 3-D”.
Scout Stamps – 75th Anniversary of World Scout Movement.
The World Scout Movement started in 1907. Singapore issued a set of Four stamps on 15 Oct 1982 to commemorate 75th Anniversary of World Scout Movement.A FDC with four stamps is listed in which various scouting activities are shown.
Singapore issued a Miniature sheet containing 15 stamps of Ist Local Denomination to mark 49th Anniversary of Independence . The theme of issue was “I am Singaporean”. Each stamp has one letter from this sentence. A beautiful miniature sheet .