Hongkong Post today (March 11) announced that a set of special stamps on the theme of "Volunteerism" will be released for sale with associated philatelic products on March 29.
Volunteerism is an important social service that promotes not only a sense of sharing and affinity, but also cultivates civic-mindedness and personal development. In recognition of the meaningful role played by volunteer workers towards enhancing social harmony and inclusiveness, Hongkong Post is proud to take part in celebrating the 10th anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers.
The four stamps depict the rewarding experiences gained and positive contributions made by different age groups engaged in delivering essential community services. Particularly noteworthy is the innovative design concept adopted for the sheetlet that mimics a diary page, which captures some memorable moments and features a heart-shaped stamp as a centrepiece symbolising the noble spirit of volunteerism.
Official First Day Covers will be put on sale for $1 each at all post offices from March 15. Additionally, the stamps 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 on the same day. Advance orders for servicing self-provided covers will be accepted at all philatelic offices from March 15 to 21. Further information may be obtained from the website of Hongkong Post at www.hongkongpost.com.
Special stamp issue - "Volunteerism".