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Singapore Philatelic Museum

Singapore Philatelic Museum

Singapore Philatelic Museum

The Singapore Philatelic Museum focuses on the postal history of Singapore and its stamps. In addition to the permanent galleries, there is gallery space to cater for changing exhibitions throughout the year. The museum also includes a stamp shop.

Among the exhibits of the Singapore Philatelic Museum, the following are highlights:

  • German forgery of a British postage stamp
  • Early Singaporean Stamps
  • Historic Stamps from across the World
  • Historic Mail Boxes


Philately is the study of postage stamps and postal history. It also refers to the collection and research of stamps and other philatelic products.

Philately involves more than just stamp collecting it is possible to be a philatelist without owning any stamps. Stamps being studied may be very rare and may reside only in museums.

Since the middle of the 20th century, philately has become the most widespread field of amateur collecting. Its popularity increased with:

  • Significantly expanded postal exchanges between countries.
  • Many countries issuing commemorative stamps, series of stamps devoted to history and events such as art, fauna, flora, and sports.
  • Stamps sheets intended specifically for philatelists.
  • The sale of collection packs of stamps, stamp albums, and stamp catalogs.
  • Exhibitions organized by philatelic societies, domestic and international exchanges, and specialized magazines.

Singapore Philatelic Museum

  • Name:          Singapore Philatelic Museum
  • Chinese:       新加坡集邮博物馆
  • City:              Singapore
  • Type:             Stamp Museum
  • Location:       23-B Coleman Street, Singapore

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Singapore Philatelic Museum


“A torched village will let off smoke, but a torched heart burns silently.”
– Malay proverb


Photo Credit: JOM

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