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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New Singapore Festival Stamps Using Holographic Foil Technique

After premiering the world's first beaded stamp in 2008, and in 2009, Singapore's first embroidered applique stamp, SingPost introduces an innovative stamp design using the holographic foil printing technique.

Singapore's rich and vibrant multicultural heritage is best reflected in the many colourful festivals celebrated throughout the year. Beautifully illustrated with traditional motifs and symbols, this set of eight festival stamps celebrates the four most important festivals in Singapore - Chinese New Year, Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Deepavali and Christmas.

Featuring the holographic foil technique, the Special Collectors' Sheet and the 55c stamp have a two-dimensional effect. As the angle of view changes, the shimmering, prismatic effect creates a spectrum of changing colours exemplifying the diverse mix of cultures in Singapore.

SingPost releases stamps on Singapore festivals every two years, with the last issue in 2008.