SingPost launches new stamp set to celebrate 50 years of national service

The NS50 stamp set has five denominations - 1st local, 70 cents, 90 cents, $1.30, and $2.
The NS50 stamp set has five denominations - 1st local, 70 cents, 90 cents, $1.30, and $2. PHOTO: SINGPOST

SINGAPORE - A new set of stamps that commemorates 50 years of national service (NS) here will be released on Tuesday (March 14).

The NS50 stamp set celebrates key milestones of NS since its introduction in 1967, Singapore Post (SingPost) said in a press release on Monday.

They include the passing of the NS Bill in Parliament on March 14, 1967, the enlistment of the first batches of full-time NSmen into the Singapore Armed Forces, the Singapore Police Force, and the Singapore Civil Defence Force, as well as the introduction of the Open Mobilisation System.

Also featured on the stamps are founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and former Defence Minister Goh Keng Swee.


The NS50 stamp set will feature the key milestones of National Service in Singapore. PHOTO: SINGPOST

The stamps come in five denominations - 1st local in two designs, 70 cents, 90 cents, $1.30 and $2.

Besides pre-cancelled First Day Covers and presentation packs containing the complete set ($7.70), a Collecter's Sheet is also available for $4. It comprises two $2 stamps featuring embossed portraits of Mr Lee and Dr Goh, against a backdrop with an excerpt of Mr Lee's speech at the sending-off dinner for the initial batch of full-time NSmen.


A Collecter's Sheet featuring an excerpt of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew's speech to the first batch of full-time NSmen. PHOTO: SINGPOST 

The stamp issue go on sale at all post offices and the Singapore Philatelic Museum from Tuesday, and can also be pre-ordered and purchased online at shop.singpost.com.