THE WORLD’S FIRST BEADED STAMP BY SINGAPORE

Date of issue: 08/04/2008

Singapore Post have issued a beautiful pouch shaped miniature sheet featuring the world’s first beaded stamp. The stamp has beenintricately hand pasted with ‘caviarbeads’ which has been inspired by the exquisite bead work representing thedistinctive aspect of the Peranakanculture. The Peranakans, reputed for their creativity, have use brilliantly colored miniscule glass beads to create intricate designs on anything from slippers to tobacco pouches.