Photo shows the mint stamps, stamp sheetlets and the special postmark. (PHOTO/HKSAR GOVERNMENT)
HONG KONG – Hongkong Post will issue a set of special stamps themed on the Year of the Tiger on Jan 18 and the official first day covers of the same theme were put on sale on Tuesday.
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As an integral part of Chinese history and culture, the 12 Chinese zodiac animals convey good wishes and bear symbolic meanings. Ringing in the tiger for a bright year to come, Hongkong Post will present a set of four mint stamps and a stamp sheetlet showing the tiger in different handicrafts.
Photo shows the first day covers. (PHOTO/HKSAR GOVERNMENT)
The four mint stamps display respectively a tiger soft toy, a porcelain tiger, a ceramic tiger and a paper art tiger that look playful and adorable against a warm gradient background with embroidered plants, heralding good luck in the Year of the Tiger.
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Other philatelic products to be released include the "Gold and Silver Stamp Sheetlet on Lunar New Year Animals – Ox/Tiger," a silk stamp sheetlet, souvenir covers, mini-panes and Lunar New Year greeting cards.
Photo shows the postage prepaid Lunar New Year greeting cards (airmail). (PHOTO/HKSAR GOVERNMENT)