150th Anniversary of First Postage Stamp Issued in Singapore Exhibition

Singapore Philatelic Museum 01 Sep 2017 - 01 Jan 2018 10:00am - 7:00pm Adults: S$8; Child: S$6; Free admission for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents

During the 19th century, Singapore played an integral role as a postal and communications hub for states and countries in Southeast Asia. All incoming and outgoing written correspondences between the region and the rest of the world were sent through Singapore!

This exhibition commemorates the 150th anniversary of the first postage stamps issued in Singapore. View rare and valuable philatelic items from private collectors and the Singapore Philatelic Museum Collection.

Exhibition Schedule

1 September - 1 October 2017

Singapore - Early Social History & Philately
Exhibitor: Mr Koh Seow Chuan


Singapore - The French Connection
Exhibitor: Mr Koh Seow Chuan

Straits Settlements Classic
Exhibitor: Mr Tan Ah Ee

Philatelic Highlight: Straits Settlements Cover with First Issue of 1854 Indian Stamps
Exhibitor: Singapore Philatelic Museum

Philatelic Highlight: Straits Settlements First Day Cover with 1867 Provisional Stamp
Exhibitor: Mr Koh Seow Chuan 

1 October - 29 October 2017

Straits Settlements Stamp Issue, 1867 - 1899 
Exhibitor: Mr Tan Ah Ee

Queen Victoria Revenue Stamps
Exhibitor: Mr Vincent Ong

Philatelic Highlight: Straits Settlements Bisect Stamps on Covers
Exhibitor: Mr Tan Ah Ee 

29 October - 3 December 2017

Queen Victoria Postal Stationery
Exhibitor: Dr Chua Eu Tiong

Straits Settlements - Singapore Hotel Postal History & Singapore Picture Postcards
Exhibitor: Mr Wong Han Min

Straits Settlements Queen Victoria Postal Stationery Post Cards used in the Federated Malay States
Exhibitor: Mr Henry Ong

Singapore - The Siam Connection
Exhibitor: Mr Koh Seow Chuan

Philatelic Highlight: 1865 Large Wrapper from Singapore to Paris
Exhibitor: Singapore Philatelic Museum 

3 December 2017 - 1 January 2018

Straits Settlements from Pre-stamp to 1900
Exhibitor: Mr Richard Tan

Straits Settlements used in Siam
Exhibitor: Dr Prakob Chirakiti

The British Consulate Post Office in Siam
Exhibitor: Mr Charnchai Karnasuta

Philatelic Highlight: 1867 Indian Stamps Overprinted with Crown and Straits Values
Exhibitor: Singapore Philatelic Museum