09 July 2015

SINGAPORE 2015 - World Stamp Exhibition



Date of Issue : 14 August 2015

Singapore 2015 is the third World Stamp Exhibition to be held in Singapore. It is to be held in conjunction with Singapore's 50th year of independence, with the full support and patronage of the Federation lnternationale de Philatelie (FIP) and under the auspices of the Federation of Inter-Asian Philately.



This joint issue features a new $2.50 New Zealand stamp that shows New Zealand’s most iconic parliament building - the Beehive. The Beehive is where many ministers have their offices, including the Prime Minister of New Zealand. Designed by British architect, Sir Basil Spence, the idea behind the building is that the rooms and offices should radiate from a central core. The building was opened in 1977, with full occupancy occurring around 1979 once the upper floors were opened. The stamp is also available on a first day cover that features the changing face of parliament buildings in Wellington in the past 150 years.

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