NTUC co-operatives have gotten the stamp of approval from the Singapore co-operative movement, literally.
The birth of NTUC co-operatives in 1969 will be featured in a series of five limited edition stamps to mark 86 years of co-operatives in Singapore as part of the United Nations (UN) International Year of Co-operatives (IYC) 2012 celebrations here.
One of the stamps features the original picture of late Deputy Prime Minister Dr Goh Keng Swee and the late Singapore President C V Devan Nair at the NTUC Modernisation Seminar in 1969 juxtaposed against a present-day image of an NTUC FairPrice supermarket, which is among the top 300 largest co-operatives in the world.
The stamps also showcase four other milestones in the history of the co-operative movement, including the founding of the Rochdale Co-operative Principles in 1844; the birth of Singapore’s first co-operative, the Singapore Government Servants’ Co operative Thrift and Loan Society; the birth of SNCF in 1980; and Singapore celebrating the IYC in 2012.
This is Singapore’s first set of commemorative stamps on co-operatives and is commissioned by the Singapore National Co-operative Federation (SNCF), the apex body of the Singapore co-operative movement, and issued by SingPost.
It will be officially launched by President Tony Tan Keng Yam on 9 June 2012 at Coopaliciousz, an event to celebrate the IYC.
The stamp series ($3.05 for a full set) will be available at all SingPost outlets from today to 9
June 2012; first day covers ($4.05 for a full set) only on 9 June. Pre-orders can be made online at https://shop.vpost.com.sg.