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Hongkong Post unveils exciting new stamps for 2015 "Starry Stamp Tour" (with photos)

     Hongkong Post today (September 25) announced details of the Special Stamps Issuing Programme 2015 and the 2015 Local Standing Order Service (LSOS).

     Hongkong Post's 2015 special stamp issues will feature a myriad of themes embracing delights of everyday life as well as wonders of the world. With their diverse themes and attractive designs, the special stamps for issue in 2015 will have something fascinating for everyone.

     Philately broadens one's horizons and is full of fun. The Hongkong Post 2015 stamp collection will comprise multifaceted themes that can take one through time and space. The "Scientists in Ancient China" and "Children Stamps - Chinese and Foreign Folklore" series will depict ancient China and the Western world, while the colourful designs of the "Astronomical Phenomena" series and "World Heritage in China Series No. 4: Honghe Hani Rice Terraces" will show the mystery of the universe and a land where man and nature live in harmony.

     Don't miss the Lunar New Year Animal Stamps. Adorned with a variety of Chinese motifs, the "Year of the Ram" stamps will reflect a festive mood. In addition, a set of four stamps depicting the ram and the last three Lunar New Year animals (dragon, snake and horse) will be released. Applying silver hot foil stamping, lithography and embossed printing techniques, these stamps will add to the excitement of the Lunar New Year.

     The stamp sheetlets of the "Hong Kong 2015 - 31st Asian International Stamp Exhibition" on the theme of "Shopping and Dining" will make excellent keepsakes for philatelists. The "Sports in Hong Kong" stamps will feature the top six choices returned from an earlier online "My Favourite Sports" voting exercise. The "Government Vessels" and "The Court of Final Appeal" stamps and stamp sheetlets will offer a glimpse of the work of different government departments in Hong Kong. The "World Post Day" stamps, issued for the first time in Hong Kong, will remind us all of the personal touch of letter mail in the digital age. The new series of "Heartwarming Stamps" with a heart shape will be perfect for sending messages of love and joy in everyday life.

     Advance orders for the 2015 special stamps can be placed through Hongkong Post's LSOS from today onwards.  Those who make advance orders during the period from today to October 31 are eligible to join an incentive scheme and receive fabulous gifts. Customers who order online through Hongkong Post's online stamp advance ordering platform Stamp OnNet ( will enjoy extra bonus points.

     Further information about the special stamp issues and related products in the 2015 Special Stamps Issuing Programme can be obtained from any post office and the Hongkong Post website at, or by calling the Hongkong Post Philatelic Bureau hotline at 2785 5711.

Ends/Thursday, September 25, 2014
Issued at HKT 17:43


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