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SingPost launches stamp collection featuring Art Deco style buildings in Singapore

The collection will feature six different buildings in Singapore, and are valued between $0.30 and $1.50 each.

Muhd Zahin Ilmi

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Published: 1 June 2022, 12:34 PM

Singapore Post (SingPost) launched a collection of six stamps last Friday (May 27) featuring conservation heritage buildings in Singapore designed in the classic Art Deco style.

The hallmarks of the Art Deco style are widely recognised by simple geometric designs on the facade and the streamlining of classical motifs such as capitals, arches and keystones. 

A plaque with the building’s date of construction is also a common feature of such buildings.

The six featured conserved buildings on the stamps are: The Waterboat House located in the Fullerton locality, Maxwell Chambers at Tanjong Pagar, 9 Norris Road in Little India, 36/38 Armenian Street near City Hall, 13 Pahang Street near Kampong Glam and 79 Circular Road near Boat Quay.


According to SingPost, the Art Deco architectural style has its roots in Paris from the early 1900s, before its influence spread to many parts of the world between the 1930s and 1960s. PHOTO CREDIT: SINGPOST


Many buildings featuring the Art Deco style were built between the 1930s and 1950s in Singapore and carry great historical value today. 

As a result, more than 7,200 buildings in over 100 areas across Singapore have been subsequently conserved under the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) conservation programme, including the six buildings featured on the stamps.

The stamps are valued between $0.30 and $1.50 each. Pre-cancelled First Day Covers ($6.75) and presentation packs ($7.85) are available at all post offices, philatelic stores and online.

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