Stamp of distinction

Stamp of distinction

SINGAPORE- This is the world's first beaded stamp, designed in the shape of a Peranakan pouch to commemorate the opening of the Peranakan Museum in 2008.

With a limited edition of 20,000, the collector's sheet is estimated by collectors to be worth $68. Its original selling price was $8.

It is on display as part of the Seeing Is Believing: Unusual Stamps' exhibition from Dec 5 to May 4 at the Singapore Philatelic Museum, which features more than 300 unusual stamps. Some are embedded with gold, crystal and pearl, some made of beads, cork or foil, and there are stamps scented with coffee, chocolate and fruit.

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