According to info received by StampNews.com Singapore 2015 World Stamp exhibition is to be held in conjunction with Singapore's 50th Year of Independence from 14 – 19 August 2015 at Sands Expo® & Convention Center, Singapore. SINGAPORE 2015 is the 3rd World Stamp Exhibition to be held in Singapore.
Singapore last hosted the World Stamp Exhibition in 1995 and the inaugural World Stamp Championship in 2004. Gathering the experience of both exhibitions and with effort to commemorate Singapore's Golden Jubilee in 2015, Singapore managed to bid for the hosting rights of this event successfully.
The main highlights will be, Display from the archives of the Singapore Philatelic Museum, Exhibits from distinguished collections showing the development of Singapore's 180 years of postal history and stamps and Exhibits of world-wide award winning collections.
The logo comprises of the name of the exhibition SINGAPORE 2015 together with the Lion Head symbol of the nation and four wavy lines representing the sea, bracketed by two symmetric edges of a postage stamp, one on the top and another at the bottom. It symbolizes the world stamp exhibition in Singapore in the year 2015.
The significance of the various components that make up the logo is explained below:
The two perforated edges of a stamp signifying the connection of stamp collecting activities with SINGAPORE 2015, the name of the exhibition. The Lion Head, which is incorporated in the 0 of 2015, is Singapore's national symbol denoting that the exhibition is staged in Singapore.
The "four wavy lines" is a roller cancellation commonly used to obliterate stamps, also means "four seas" in Chinese to signify international or worldwide linkages, implying the international nature of the stamp show being held in Singapore, an island state surrounded by sea.
The world of philately is a world of lasting knowledge and friendship, as represented by the official mascots of SINGAPORE 2015 – Phil and Iris. Phil is a stamp with a big mission. He forges international relationships, imparts knowledge and is a standalone work of art to be collected and treasured. Iris is the eye looking through a magnifying glass! She is ever inquisitive, and always looking at the finer details of her stamp companions. She represents the avid stamp collector, young or old.
Adorned with the primary inks of cyan, magenta, yellow and black, the pair makes the best of friends.
Come August 2015, Phil and Iris will be extending their warmest welcome to all visitors far and wide, to an enriching and exciting SINGAPORE 2015.