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Special Stamp Issue –"Children Stamps – Hong Kong in My Eyes"

Mint Stamps
Mint Stamps

A set of special stamps on the theme of "Children Stamps – Hong Kong in My Eyes" will be released on 21 October 2010 (Thursday).

The dual aim of Hongkong Post’s Children Stamps Design Competition under its various themes is to nurture youngsters’ interest in philately and encourage them to give play to their creative and design talent. This set of four stamps features the winning entries of the “2009 Children Stamps Design Competition – Hong Kong in My Eyes” organised by Hongkong Post. With lively composition, bright colours and a touch of childlike candour, our young artists present Hong Kong as they see it – a city full of fun and joy.

$1.40    "Harbour of Hong Kong" – A pleasing view of Victoria Harbour through hope-filled eyes: lush green mountains and deep blue sea under an azure sky dotted with cottony clouds. Tall buildings along the waterfront towering over busy traffic on land and sea form an emblem of prosperity.

$2.40    "Beautiful Hong Kong" – Happy skyscrapers in colourful outfits are humming a merry tune. Adorable dolphins leap and dance to the wafting melody. What a wonderful action-packed musical!

$3     "Hong Kong is Fun" – Renowned as the Culinary Capital of Asia, Hong Kong boasts fine cuisines from around the world to whet the appetite of food lovers. Licking their lips and with cutlery in hand, the small kids are ready for a big bite.

$5     "City Beat" – A team of spirited children perform the traditional dragon dance against a backdrop of modern high-rises. The contrast highlights the cultural diversity of Hong Kong, an alluring metropolis where East meets West and old converges with new.

Sales Arrangements

Information about the sales arrangements of philatelic products associated with this stamp issue is as follows:

Product available from 7 October 2010 :

Product Description Unit Selling Price (HKD) Sales Restriction per Queuing Customer
First Day Cover (only available until 21 October 2010) $1 No restriction

Product available from 21 October 2010 :

Products Descriptions Unit Selling Price (HKD) Sales Restriction per Queuing Customer
Mint Stamps A set of four stamps ($1.40, $2.40, $3, $5) $11.8 10 sheets of each denomination
(viz. 250 stamps of each denomination)
Souvenir Sheet Containing a set of four stamps $11.8 20 sheets
Presentation Pack Containing a set of four stamps $20 5 packs
Serviced First Day Cover affixed with a set of Mint Stamps Affixed with a set of four stamps and date-stamped with the special postmark
(only available at 37 philatelic offices on 21 October 2010)
$15.3 5 covers
Serviced First Day Cover affixed with a Souvenir Sheet Affixed with a Souvenir Sheet and date-stamped with the special postmark
(only available at 37 philatelic offices on 21 October 2010)
$15.3 5 covers
Souvenir Pack Containing a set of four stamps and four sets of puzzles $60 5 packs

Remarks:

  1. The above philatelic products are included in the "2010 Local Standing Order Service" and "2010 Overseas Mail Order Service". For local customers, please contact Hongkong Post Philatelic Bureau Hotline for enquiry at 2785 5711 or fax to 2191 9296.
  2. For overseas customers, please ensure there is sufficient balance in your account to pay your advance order. Otherwise, your order will be processed only when the stock is still available after all orders have been fulfilled. For any enquiries, please contact Hongkong Post Philatelic Bureau (Overseas Mail Order Service Unit) Hotline at 852-2928 7211 or fax to 852-2850 6552.

Official First Day Covers at $1 each will be available for sale at all post offices from 7 October 2010 (Thursday), while the stamps and associated philatelic products will be displayed at General Post Office, Tsim Sha Tsui Post Office, Tsuen Wan Post Office and Shatin Central Post Office on the same day. Advance orders for servicing self-provided covers will be accepted at all philatelic offices from 7 to 13 October 2010.

Date-stamping Arrangements

A hand-back date-stamping service by the office steel date-stamp and the special postmark will be provided on 21 October 2010 at all post offices for official / privately-made covers bearing the first day of issue indication and a local address. All philatelic offices will also provide hand-back date-stamping service by the "Philatelic Bureau" pictorial postmark and the philatelic office pictorial postmark concurrently, but the GPO-1 date-stamp will only be available at General Post Office.

Public hall of the Hongkong Post Philatelic Bureau on 1/F., Trade Square, 681 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon, will open from 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. on 21 October 2010 to provide date-stamping service by the "Philatelic Bureau" pictorial postmark and the special postmark.

Stamp Printing Details

Design: MAN Hei-chun ($1.40) Printer: Cartor Security Printing, France
TAN Ying-jun ($2.40)  
SOONG Tsz-yu ($3) Process Lithography
Yvette Chantal YAO ($5) Stamp Layout Pane of 25 stamps
Design Touch-up: Ken WONG Perforation

13.33 × 13.5 (one elliptical perforation on each vertical)
Stamp Size: 45 mm × 28 mm Paper Paper with Security Fibres
Souvenir Sheet Size: 135 mm × 85 mm Date of Issue 21 October 2010

Souvenir Sheet
Souvenir Sheet
Special Postmark
Special Postmark
Serviced First Day Cover affixed with a set of Mint Stamps
Serviced First Day Cover affixed with a set of Mint Stamps
Serviced First Day Cover affixed with a Souvenir Sheet
Serviced First Day Cover affixed with a Souvenir Sheet
Presentation Pack (Cover and Inside Design) Presentation Pack (Cover and Inside Design)

Presentation Pack (Cover and Inside Design)
Souvenir Pack (With a set of 4 tamps and 4 sets of puzzles) Souvenir Pack (With a set of 4 tamps and 4 sets of puzzles)
Souvenir Pack (With a set of 4 tamps and 4 sets of puzzles) Souvenir Pack (With a set of 4 tamps and 4 sets of puzzles)
Souvenir Pack (With a set of 4 tamps and 4 sets of puzzles) Souvenir Pack (With a set of 4 tamps and 4 sets of puzzles)

Souvenir Pack (With a set of 4 tamps and 4 sets of puzzles)
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