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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Hong Kong 2016
Year of the Monkey





COUNTRY: HONG KONG
ISSUE DATE: 16 January 2016
STAMP SIZE:Stamp Sheet: 45 x 28 mm
$10 Stamp Sheetlet: 45 x 45 mm 
Silk Stamp Sheetlet: 45 x 45 mm 
STAMP DESIGN: KAN Tai-keung


The “Year of the Monkey” issue is the fifth of the fourth Lunar New Year special stamp series of Hongkong Post. The four stamps depict the playful character of the Monkey and the vibrancy of the New Year through the different art forms, including coloured glass, embroidery, silverware and Beijing opera mask paper-cut.

Postage prepaid Lunar New Year Greeting Cards


A silk stamp sheetlet, featuring a monkey motif surrounded by peaches and peach blossoms to represent longevity and blessings, is also being released to celebrate the Spring Festival.
In addition, Hongkong Post is releasing the fourth issue in the second series of Gold and Silver Stamp Sheetlet on Lunar New Year Animals - Ram/Monkey. The Ram stamp is hot-foiled with silver while the Monkey stamp is affixed with 22K gold-plated lace metal. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, this stamp sheetlet makes a perfect collectible.



STAMP SHEETLET




FIRST DAY COVERS


Stamp images and description thanks to Hongkong Post

Hongkong Post Stamps