Introduction


Thank you for visiting my blog, what you are about to see are most of the 
postmarks that I designed for the Singapore Philatelic Museum since 2004

I am not a museum curator, only a volunteer philatelist. My main interest are collecting thematic stamps.  All these postmarks were designed for yearly 
special events such as New Year, National Day and Festive Celebrations.

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New Year
1 January 2016


Post mark showing a champagne glasses in 
welcoming the new year count down.



Chinese New Year
 8 - 9 February 2016

Chinese New Year cancellation with Monkey Zodiac sign
dated 8 Feb 2016 (The first day of CNY).


Chinese New Year cancellation depicting lion
dance dated 9 Feb 2016 (2nd day of CNY).




Hari Raya Aidilfitri
6 July 2016


Hari Raya cover depicting Mosque, Ketupat  and Oil Lamp.


Hari Raya postmark dated 6 July 2016





Deepavali
29 October 2016


 
The postmark can be seen here in concordance with the
covers and stamps design.

The postmark is used on the maxi-card showing
the Indian traveling tea seller.



Postmark with "3-in-1" symbol depicting 
celestial peacock, Lord Ganesha, and oil lamp.










Chinese New Year
29 February 2015


Maxi-card on the "Year of the Goat"




Hari Raya Aidilfitri
17 July 2015


The postmark design and cover depicting the ketupat rice.




Deepavali
10 November 2015



Postmark depicting a stylised peacock.




Christmas
25 December 2016


Christmas postmark depicting a 
Santa on the Sledge.



2014 Postmarks



New Year Day
1 January 2014


Special Open House souvenir cover to 
celebrate the New Year, with postmark 
and cachet dated: 1 January 2014.



Nothing can be better than celebrating the
 New Year with another champagne toast.  
Size: 32 mm diagonal.
Designer: Johnny Lowis.





Chinese New Year
31 January & 1 February 2014


Special Cover on "Year of the Horse" 
with postmark dated: 31 Jan 2014.
(Cover & Postmark designer: Johnny Lowis)


Postmark with Chinese Calligraphy "" and 
War Horse head.  Size: 33 mm height. 
Designer: Johnny Lowis.


  Announcing the arrival of the Spring "春" season,
      to celebrate the Lunar New Year with firecrackers.    
 Size: 32 mm diameter.
Designer: Johnny Lowis.




Hari Raya Aidilfitri
28 July 2014

Cancellation dated 28 July 2014, featuring the
Malay's Rice "Ketupats".


A pair of Ketupat Rice
Designer: Johnny Lowis




National Day
9 August 2014

National Day cancellation dated 9 Aug 2014, featuring the
Chinook helicopter accompanied by two Apache helicopters.



Deepavali
22 October 2014


Special post marks dated 22 Oct 2014.


Stylised oil lamp.
Size: 32 mm diameter.
Designer: Johnny Lowis.



Christmas Day
25 December 2014


Depicting a stylised Christmas Tree 
with presents below.
Size: 32mm  diameter.
Designer: Johnny Lowis



2013 Postmarks



New Year Day
1 January 2013


The postmark depicting joyful party goers in
celebrating the count down.

Size: 32 mm diameter.
Designer: Johnny Lowis.




Chinese New Year
10 & 11 February 2013



Example of the postmark used on the maxi card.



Chinese calligraphy of SNAKE " 蛇 " with a 
King Cobra head.   Size: 33 mm height.
Designer: Johnny Lowis.



Celebrating Chinese New Year with 
Lion Dance and Firecrackers.     
Size: 32 mm  diameter.
Designer: Johnny Lowis





Deepavali
2 November 2013

To celebrate the Year of Light, a stylised
 Oil Lamp is chosen for this year postmark design.  

Size: 32 mm diameter.
Designer: Johnny Lowis.





Hari Raya Aidilfitri
8 August 2013

Singapore Philatelic Museum celebrated the Muslim 
New Year with postmark dated 8 Aug 2013.  For this 
occasion, a stamp with Sultan Mosque is used.


Mosque building and Fireworks
  is chosen for this year theme.    
Size: 32 mm diameter.
Designer: Johnny Lowis.




Christmas
25 December 2013

A stylised Christmas Tree and a Ribbon Banner.

Size: 32 mm diameter.
Designer: Johnny Lowis.






2012 Postmarks








New Year
1 January 2012




Releasing balloons with message 2012.
Size: 32 mm diameter.
Designer: Johnny Lowis




Chinese New Year
23 & 24 January 2012 

Special Cover for the Year of the Dragon with
postmark dated: 23 Jan 2012.


 
Maxi-cards with Year of the Dragon's cancellation.

 

Postmark for the first day of Chinese New Year 
depicting the calligraphy in traditional Chinese " 龍 ", 
with Dragon head.    Size: 33 mm height.  
Designer: Johnny Lowis.




CNY postmarks depicting a "Coilling Lion Dance."
Second Day postmark.  Size: 32mm diameter.
Designer: Johnny Lowis



Hari Raya Aidilfitri
9 August 2012



Three stylised kerosene lamps.
Size: 32 mm diameter.
Designer: Johnny Lowis.








Deepavali
13 November 2012



Stylised peacock displayed his plumage.
Size: 32 mm diameter.
Designer: Johnny Lowis.




Christmas
25 January 2012 


Souvenir cover with special postmark and cachet 
dated: 25 December 2012.  Christmas stamp with 
candle to match the cancellation.



Burning candle on mistletoe.
Size: 32 mm diameter.
Designer: Johnny Lowis.




2011 Postmarks



New Year
1 January 2011


SPM celebrates the New Year with a very special postmark
dated 1.1.11, happened only once in a millennium year.
Here I'm using a stamp depicting a fireworks.


A pair of champagne glasses to cheer 
the arrival of Millennium New Year 2011 
with significant date of 1.1.11.   
Size: 32 mm diameter.
Designer: Johnny Lowis.




Chinese New Year
3 & 4 February 2011



Special cover with first day postmark dated 3 Feb 2011.


Zodiac "Year of the Rabbit" with Chinese 
calligraphy of  "", and rabbit head.  
Size: 33 height.
Designer: Johnny Lowis.



CNY second day open house souvenir cover with special postmark 
and cachet dated: 4 February 2011.  New Year stamp with a pair of 
carps to match the cancellation.  In fact any stamp on the theme of 
Marine Life can be used for this cover.


A Pair of Carps/Japanese Koi, symbolising 
Good Luck "年年有余" meaning 
"Abundant Year by Year."
Size: 32 mm diameter.
Designer: Johnny Lowis.



Hari Raya Aidilfitri
30 August 2011


Hari Raya postmark showing the "Ketupat Rice".
Size: 32 mm diameter.
Designer: Johnny Lowis.



Deepavali
26 October 2011


Open House Souvenir Cover with special 
postmark dated 26 Oct 2011.


Postmark showing Oil Lamps on 
Rangoli Art.   Rangoli is an Indian traditional or 
folk art, which is generally created on the floor.   
Size: 32 mm diagonal.
Designer: Johnny Lowis.




Christmas
25 December 2011


Christmas is celebrated with plenty of gifts 
and presents. Teddy Santa is one of the 
favourite among all the children.
Size: 32 mm diameter.
Designer: Johnny Lowis.