Differences Singapore 1985


From the 1985 Singapore series we know two stamps: values 10 honey bee Apis cerana javana and 20 carpenter bee Xytocopa caerulea. 

The first printing of this series was made by the Japan Printing Bureau, The reprint was made by Leigh Mardon. This gives us different papers: the paper used by the Japan Printing Bureau is thicker. There are also other differences.

Japan Printing Bureau
The petals at bottom right cut by frame

Leigh Mardon
The petals at bottom right clear of frame

Japan Printing Bureau
Bottom right corner 90°

Leigh Mardon
Bottom right corner rounded


Information found by Mary van Os, Druten/Netherlands

by Jan de Crom  
taken from "The Postal Bee" 1/2002 
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