Hongkong Post to issue "Year of the Tiger" special stamps

2022.01.04

Ringing in the tiger for a bright year to come, Hongkong Post will issue Lunar New Year special stamps themed on the "Year of the Tiger" on January 18 (Tuesday), including a set of four mint stamps and a stamp sheetlet showing the tiger in different handicrafts, "Heartwarming Stamps" mini-panes, a silk stamp sheetlet, and the "Gold and Silver Stamp Sheetlet on Lunar New Year Animals - Ox/Tiger", celebrating the festive season and a joyful Year of the Tiger ahead.

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. The stamp sheetlet features a porcelain tiger wearing an embroidered tiger hat, which is a common gift for children in Chinese tradition, bearing wishes for good health. A vibrant floral cloth in red decorates the background and composes a jolly new year mood. Hongkong Post is also issuing a silk stamp sheetlet where fine patterns are printed on exquisite silk, making it a prestigious collectible for a prosperous Year of the Tiger. Stamp lovers must not miss it.

On the "Gold and Silver Stamp Sheetlet on Lunar New Year Animals - Ox/Tiger", there is a pair of ox and tiger stamps set against a background of a mountain landscape in Chinese art strokes sprinkled with spring blossoms, each in a denomination of $50, lavishly finished in silver foil and gold plating respectively. The strong and diligent ox and the lively and courageous tiger wish everyone a share of the vigorous spirit of tiger and good health in the coming year.

Official first day covers for "Year of the Tiger" and official souvenir covers for the "Gold and Silver Stamp Sheetlet on Lunar New Year Animals - Ox/Tiger" will be put on sale at all post offices, while prestige version of the aforesaid covers will be put on sale at all philatelic offices and on Hongkong Post's online shopping mall "ShopThruPost"(shopthrupost.hongkongpost.hk)from today.

The special stamps and other associated philatelic products (including first day cover, mint stamps, stamp sheetlet, silk stamp sheetlet, presentation pack, Lunar New Year animals souvenir cover, postage prepaid Lunar New Year greeting cards, serviced first day cover, serviced Lunar New Year animals souvenir cover and "Heartwarming Stamps" mini-panes and red packets) will be available at post offices starting from January 18. Customers may also place online orders for the above philatelic products on "ShopThruPost"(shopthrupost.hongkongpost.hk)from 8am on the same day.

Furthermore, a newly designed 2022 souvenir cover is available at all philatelic offices and on Hongkong Post's online shopping mall "ShopThruPost"(shopthrupost.hongkongpost.hk)from January 3.

Information about this set of special stamps and associated philatelic products is available on the Hongkong Post Stamps website (stamps.hongkongpost.hk) and the "ShopThruPost" mobile app.

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Photo shows the mint stamps, stamp sheetlets and the special postmark

Photo shows the mint stamps, stamp sheetlets and the special postmark

Photo shows the first day covers

Photo shows the first day covers.

Photo shows the prestige first day covers

Photo shows the prestige first day covers.

Photo shows the presentation pack

Photo shows the presentation pack.

Photo shows the postage prepaid lunar new year greeting cards (air mail)

Photo shows the postage prepaid lunar new year greeting cards (air mail).

Photo shows the "Heartwarming Stamps" mini-pane (local mail postage)

Photo shows the "Heartwarming Stamps" mini-pane (local mail postage)" .

Photo shows the "Heartwarming Stamps" mini-pane (air mail postage)

Photo shows the "Heartwarming Stamps" mini-pane (air mail postage).

Photo shows the red packets

Photo shows the red packets.

Photo shows the stamps sheetlet, souvenir covers and special postmark

Photo shows the stamps sheetlet, souvenir covers and special postmark.

Photo shows the prestige souvenir covers

Photo shows the prestige souvenir covers.

Photo shows the presentation pack

Photo shows the presentation pack.

Photo shows 2022 souvenir covers

Photo shows 2022 souvenir covers.

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