On 22 February 2010, Singapore Post has released a new Self-service Automated Machine (SAM) label design on the theme ‘Destination Singapore’. The labels will first be made available at the machines in the Singapore Post Centre branch, S151 and S712.
The cover above was sent by Terence Wong, showing both the old and new label. Yes, old labels can still be obtained at all other machines!
The design is similar to that of the stamp issue on the 150 Years of Singapore Botanic Gardens, overprinted with the words ‘Destination Singapore’ in red. Each SAM label measures 49 mm by 26 mm.
According to a notice released today, the SAM labels will be released at Jurong Point (from 2 March 2010 onwards), Killiney Road (3 March), Tanglin (4 March) and Change Alley (5 March) next week. Following which, the new set of labels can be purchased from the SAMs located at Robinson Road (8 March), Chinatown Point (9 March), Toa Payoh Central (10 March), Thomson Road (11 March), Changi Airport (12 March) and Woodlands Central (15 March). Collectors may wish to collect the entire set of stamp labels from the above philatelic branches. The stamp labels will be introduced at other branches progressively from 16 March 2010.