Hongkong Post today (January 29) announced that a set of special stamps with the theme "Chinese Dinosaurs" will be released for sale with associated philatelic products on February 20 (Thursday).
Dinosaurs were primeval vertebrates which appeared on earth as early as 220 million years ago and became extinct about 66 million years ago. There are diverse views on the cause of their extinction, and this remains an unsolved mystery of palaeontology. China has over 170 recorded dinosaur species. To enhance public understanding of dinosaurs in China, Hongkong Post is issuing a set of six special stamps under the title "Chinese Dinosaurs" and featuring six unique Chinese dinosaur species. This set of six "Chinese Dinosaurs" special stamps is printed with a luminous effect which allows the unique features of the Chinese dinosaurs to glow in the dark.
A set of postage prepaid picture cards with 3D effect, featuring the dinosaurs depicted on the special stamps, will also be released for sale at all philatelic offices from February 20.
Official First Day Covers will be on sale at $1.20 each at all post offices from February 6. 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 February 6 to 12.
Information about this special stamp issue and associated philatelic products is available on Hongkong Post's website at www.hongkongpost.hk and the Hongkong Post Mobile App.