Sunday Stamps 080: Embroidered orchids on Singaporean stamp

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Here’s a special stamp for orchids lovers all over the world!
I won a contest at Cherished Moments by SingPost page in Facebook and scored a special and unique stamp in a souvenir sheet. It is special in a sense that it features an embroidered stamp depicting the pigeon orchid.

The SingPost issued this souvenir sheet in May 2009 along with two other definitives under the Flora and Fauna category.
The SingPost issued this souvenir sheet in May 2009 along with two other definitives under the Flora and Fauna category.

As you can see, the stamp has three embroidered pigeon orchids fixed on the stamp. According to sources, this white fragrant flowers with yellow “throat” resemble a flying pigeon when viewed on the side. Hence, the name. The printing company must have used special types of machines to do this. I know that this is not the first time embroidered stamps were issued. I think the Swiss was the first to do so in 2000. However, this is the first of its kind in (and very much welcome addition to) my collection. How awesome is that? I mean, unique stamps like this are very much what collectors are after, isn’t it?

What’s more awesome is that I received this souvenir sheet with details and a personal note from a SingPost executive.

Okorn charan, Singapore Post! Thank you!
Okorn charan, Singapore Post! Thank you!

I don’t know many women who received orchids, instead of roses, on Valentine’s Day but I sure would be happy to get one. I think orchids, when chosen and arranged beautifully,  are gorgeous and a unique gift for Valentines. What about you?

We are also celebrating the Chinese New Year here in Cambodia, so Kung Hei Fat Choi to everyone! May the Year of the Water Snake bring out the best in each of us.

9 thoughts on “Sunday Stamps 080: Embroidered orchids on Singaporean stamp

  1. Wow, what a great addition to your collection! this is very special. i agree about orchids. In addition, the blooms last so much longer than roses do.<br />thank you for participating!

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