Stamps feature vanishing trades...

Stamps feature vanishing trades...

A new set of stamps featuring local tradesmen such as cobblers, goldsmiths and milkmen is going into circulation.

Postal service provider SingPost is launching the Vanishing Trades stamp collection to preserve the memories of these trades, brought to local shores by immigrants from Malaysia, India and Sri Lanka decades ago.

The local tradesmen featured include (clockwise from top left) the kacang puteh seller, the lantern maker, the songkok maker, the goldsmith, the parrot astrologer, the ice-ball seller, the knife sharpener and the cobbler. A complete set of the 10 different Vanishing Trades stamps costs $4.08. They go on sale on Oct 17 at all post offices and the Singapore Philatelic Museum.

Orders can also be made at SingPost's online shopping portal at

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