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Monday, October 12, 2009

From Vintage to Grand Prix

You know that stamps are fascinating pieces of postal art right? Like this sheet showing vintage cars.

The sheet is one of the stamp exhibits at the Singapore Philatelic Museum. Yup, round this bend on Coleman Street, is a boutique museum that not only tells the story of stamps but also tells stories through stamps.


Currently it has a thematic stamp exhibition called 'From Vintage to Grand Prix'. Besides stamps on vintage cars you get to see the adorable collection of about 400 toy vintage car models on loan from collector Mr David Christie.
Fast forward to racing cars. There're a few storyboards explaining the history of motor racing and the Singapore Grand Prix. Before Singapore hosted Formula 1, Singapore used the curvy bendy Upper Thomson Road as the racing circuit for the Singapore Grand Prix from 1961 to 1973.

I leave you with this video of F1 on Singapore's Marina Bay Street Circuit which happened just last month on 27th September, taken off the telly. Vroom!

That's my World

10 comments:

  1. What an interesting theme. The stamp collection is so cool :)

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  2. Thanks for sharing your world

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  3. Very interesting! I love that they combine the toys with the stamps.

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  4. reminds me i have to hand over my stamp collection to my son soon. i forgot all about it until i read this post :)

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  5. I love vintage cars! And you're right - stamps are postal art!

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  6. Interesting post, Irene! Lovely building. Really like the stamp collection. Great shots!

    Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  7. enjoyed your post irene. we used to collect stamps but, now are donating them to a university.

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  8. Love the stamp collection. The racing industry is a popular thing right now with Nascar. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Last time we tried to visit the museum, it was closed. Thank you for showing us around inside.
    Love the sports cars.

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  10. A great post, two great collectables - car and stamps. Your world is interesting.

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Great to see you ~Irene