Sunday, 27 November 2011

One for the Birds

Thanks to my good friend in Singapore, James Seah, and Dr Tan Wee Kiat for kindly sending me a lovely book this week called 'One for the Birds'. It features images of banknotes and stamps from Singapore, many of which I can remember from when I was a boy in the 1960s (seems a long time ago now!).
I think I've mentioned before in my blog that I once had a wonderful collection of stamps from all over the world. With my dad being in the Navy, he would send home stamps from every country he visited. I also had a lovely collection of stamps that we'd collected in Singapore, Malaya and Penang. However, sometime in the 1970s, they all disappeared. I can't remember if they were given away, swapped or (hopefully not) thrown away. I certainly wish I had them all now!
This lovely colourful book certainly brought back happy many memories for me. I doubt that stamps are much collected by kids nowadays but back then every boy seemed to have a collection.
It's a wonderful book and I'll certainly treasure it.


  1. Have fun with the book Derek. It certainly is a good read. And for the young 'uns too.

    How's everything with you? Writing another book perhaps?

  2. Thanks, Andy. All is well here. I hope to write a new book about Singapore for Thames & Hudson sometime next year so it should be available all over Singapore and the Far East when it's finished.

  3. Dr Tan Wee Kiat, lady or man? From JB? I had a school friend of that name.