Hongkong Post announced today (March 7) the issue of a set of special stamps on the theme "Hong Kong by Night II", together with associated philatelic products, on March 22 (Thursday).
Hong Kong, Asia's world city, has long been hailed as the "Pearl of the Orient", boasting a bustling, vibrant cityscape and breathtaking night views. To promote Hong Kong's stunning beauty at night, Hongkong Post will issue a set of four special stamps entitled "Hong Kong by Night II" which capture charming night scenes of the city from different perspectives.
From March to April 2017, Hongkong Post organised a photography competition on night-time Hong Kong, and invited entries that best showcased Hong Kong's magnificent night views. The "Hong Kong by Night II" set of special stamps is the second in the "Hong Kong by Night" stamp series (the first was in 1983) and features the splendid pictures taken by the Grand Prize winners of the latest competition:
$2 – Apliu Street and Kweilin Street in Sham Shui Po
$3.70 – Central
$4.90 – "Monster Building", a housing complex in Quarry Bay
$5 – Tian Tan Buddha
Official First Day Covers, each at $1.30, will be put on sale at all post offices from March 8. The stamps and associated philatelic products will be displayed at the General Post Office, Tsim Sha Tsui Post Office, Tsuen Wan Post Office, Sha Tin Central Post Office and Tuen Mun Central Post Office from the same day. Advance orders for servicing self-provided covers will be accepted at all philatelic offices from March 8 to 14.
Information about this special stamp issue and associated philatelic products is available on the Hongkong Post website at www.hongkongpost.hk and via the Hongkong Post mobile app.