First day cover commemorating the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two

This first day cover was issued in commemoration of the end of World War Two. It features four stamps depicting scenes and documents from the immediate post-war Singapore under the aegis of the British Military Administration (BMA). The four stamps show a jubilant crowd celebrating the Japanese departure; the surrender ceremony at City Hall on 12 September 1945; women and children queuing for free salt, rice and sugar rations distributed by BMA two days before the formal Japanese surrender; and finally, a roadblock manned by British soldiers.

Date/Period
21 June 1995
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Image size: L22 x W11 cm
Accession No.
1995-02065-005
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Category
Stamps