Singapore Post (SingPost) welcomes 2011 with the release of the Rabbit Zodiac stamp issue - the fourth of 12 stamps in its Zodiac stamp series, which began in 2008 with the Year of the Rat.
There are three stamp designs for this stamp issue comprise 1st local, S$0.65 and S$1.10 stamps.
Adding to the philatelic collection is the special Collector's Sheet (S$16.80) - the first-of-its-kind offset printing on hot foiled golden metallic film with matt UV varnish. Under this special effect, one can simultaneously view the Rabbit with the Tiger on the S$5 stamp. The S$10 stamp features the same interesting effect with the Rabbit and the next year’s zodiac animal, Dragon.
In addition, an exclusive folder and a pack of designer hongbaos featuring the Rabbit stamp design and the Chinese character for 'Rabbit' in several ancient styles, will be given free with every purchase of the Collector's Sheet.
Also available on sale are the Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with the complete set of Rabbit stamps (S$2.75), the Presentation Pack (S$3.75) and the 1st Local self-adhesive sheetlet (S$2.551).
First day cover will be cancelled with a special Rabbit postmark.