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SingPost releases new set of Singapore mascot stamps

SingPost releases new set of Singapore mascot stamps

Singapore Post's second set of mascot stamps features five icons that many Singaporeans grew up with. (Image: Singapore Post)

SINGAPORE: Singapore Post (SingPost) on Friday (Jun 17) launched a second set of stamps featuring five popular mascots that “Singaporeans know and love”.

The first set of stamps, released in August 2020, was met with “resounding welcome from collectors and members of the Singapore community, many of whom grew up with those mascots”, SingPost said in a news release.

The new set features Merli from the Singapore Tourism Board, Smiley the squirrel from POSB, Water Sally from national water agency PUB, the Singapore Red Cross’ Blood Buddy and Teamy the Bee, the mascot for Singapore’s national productivity movement in the 1980s and 1990s.

The stamps – valued at S$0.30 or S$0.80 each – will go on sale at all post offices, Philatelic Stores and online from Friday. Pre-cancelled First Day Covers, priced at S$3.95, and presentation packs, going for S$5, will also be available.

Merli is based on the iconic mythical merlion and was created by the Singapore Tourism Board in 2018. 

POSB's Smiley the squirrel is the face of the National School Savings Campaign and has been teaching children to save their money since 1983. 

Water Sally is the younger sister of another PUB mascot, Water Wally, who was featured in the first series of the mascot stamps.

As the blood donation mascot, Blood Buddy regularly appears at mobile blood donation drives and outreach activities since 2005. 

The last of the five mascots in this series is Teamy the Bee, a productivity icon that was retired in 1999.

SingPost’s first set of mascot stamps also featured the likes of Singa the courtesy lion, Sport Singapore’s Nila, Community Chest’s Sharity Elephant, clean and green mascot Captain Green the frog. 

Source: CNA/ga(ta)

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