Hongkong Post today (June 14) announced that a stamp sheetlet entitled "The 15th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region" will be released for sale together with associated philatelic products on July 1.
July 1, 2012 marks the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). Hongkong Post is issuing the stamp sheetlet to commemorate this important milestone of the HKSAR.
The stamp sheetlet boasts a motif of the bauhinia, the floral emblem of Hong Kong. The iconic images on the five petals highlight scenes of prosperity and the core values of this city. The background of the stamp sheetlet is decorated with wavy coloured ribbons, which reflect the vibrancy and versatility of Hong Kong.
Official First Day Covers will be on sale at $1 each at all post offices from June 18. A prestige version of the official First Day Cover will also be available at $8 each at all philatelic offices from the same date. The stamp sheetlet and associated philatelic products will be displayed at the General Post Office, Tsim Sha Tsui Post Office, Tsuen Wan Post Office and Sha Tin Central Post Office from the same day. Advance orders for servicing self-provided covers will be accepted at all philatelic offices from June 18 to 25.
Information about this special stamp issue and associated philatelic products is available on Hongkong Post's website at www.hongkongpost.com and in the Hongkong Post Mobile App.