World Water Day 2012 was celebrated on the 22nd March with the launch of a commemorative stamp issue, Reservoirs of Singapore.
Illustrated by Singapore Urban Sketcher’s artist, Don Low, the commemorative stamps features 10 designs of Singapore’s reservoirs.
Stamps Commemorating World Water Day 2012
The five reservoirs illustrated on the 1st Local stamps are the Jurong Lake, Punggol Reservoir, Lower Seletar Reservoir, Serangoon Reservoir and Marina Reservoir; and on the 50-cents stamp, Lower Peirce Reservoir, MacRitchie Reservoir, Bedok Reservoir, Pandan Reservoir and Upper Seletar Reservoir.
Besides this set of 10 stamps worth S$3.80, other stamp products of this issue include a set of two Pre-cancelled First Day Covers affixed with stamps (S$5.35) and the Presentation Pack (S$5.65). All first day covers will be cancelled with the Reservoirs of Singapore datestamp.
All these stamp products will be on sale from 22 March 2012 at all post offices and the Singapore Philatelic Museum. Orders can also be made at SingPost’s online shopping portal vPOST, http://shop.vpost.com.sg.
Date of Issue: 22 March 2012
Denominations: 1st Local x 5 designs and 50-stamp x 5 designs
Stamp Size: 50mm x 40mm
Perforation: 14.40 x 14.00
Printing Process: Offset Lithography
Printer: Southern Colour Print
Sheet Content: 10 stamps per sheet
Designer: Don Low
About Don Low
Don is a fulltime illustrator for books, magazines and advertising agencies and his specialties include character design, animation designs, creating storyboards, and comics. His favourite traditional media includes watercolor, pen & ink, pencil and acrylics. He works digitally with all Adobe programs, Corel Painter and Autodesk Maya, specialising in 3D modelling, texture painting and CG lighting. He hopes to publish his comic books and work full time on his animated film. He is also a member of the Urban Sketchers, a local sketching group.
Photos credit: Don Low