Singapore: 500 Early Postcards


Text by Jin Seng Cheah
296 pp, 225 mm x 245 mm

ISBN: 978-981-4155-66-3
RRP USD29.90 buy from amazon

Category: History, Photography & Film, Postcard Series
Theme: Singapore
Series: Early Postcards

Presenting for the first time the illustrations of 500 postcards from the author’s private collection, this book offers a rare and comprehensive glimpse into the changing landscapes and lifestyles of Singapore’s past, right up to the Second World War.

This richly illustrated text begins by tracing the key developments in the early production of picture postcards in Singapore, before going on to provide a lively pictorial depiction of its history in the form of postcard galleries arranged by themes (i.e. rivers, buildings, celebrations, ethnic groups, etc.). Providing invaluable insight into the postal history of Singapore, this volume is essential for anyone interested in postcards and history, and the island state of earlier times.

Penang-born Professor Cheah Jin Seng is an avid philatelist and deltiologist, and is particularly well-versed in the postal history of both Singapore and Malaysia. He is currently a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society of London and a Director of the Singapore Philatelic Museum. An ex-board member of the National Museum of Singapore, Prof. Cheah has written and co-published extensively on the subjects of stamps and postcards in Singapore and Malaysia.

Prof. Cheah is by profession an Emeritus Consultant at the Department of Medicine in the National University Hospital of Singapore. He is the author of Malaya: 500 Early Postcards, Singapore: 500 Early Postcards, Perak: 300 Early Postcards and Selangor: 300 Early Postcards.


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