"A Journey through Hong Kong's Postal History - A Glimpse of Hong Kong's Postal History through the Old GPO Building (1911-1976)" roving exhibition

2014.08.29

Following the staging of the exhibition "A Journey through Hong Kong's Postal History - A Glimpse of Hong Kong's Postal History through the Old General Post Office Building (1911-1976)" at the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre recently, Hongkong Post is taking the exhibition to locations across the territory from September 2014 to late 2015. Admission to the exhibition is free.

Once standing at the heart of the Central district, the old General Post Office (GPO) building housed the main operations of the Post Office, including counter services and back-end mail processing functions, for over 60 years from 1911. The exhibition chronicles the history of the local postal service and highlights the architectural features of this magnificent historic building.

The roving exhibition will begin at the Hong Kong International Airport and the Postal Gallery of the General Post Office in September. The full exhibition schedule is attached.

Hongkong Post published a prestige stamp booklet in April this year especially for the exhibition. Containing a wealth of information and photos concerning the old General Post Office building, the booklet is available for sale at the 38 Philatelic Offices and the Hongkong Post online shopping mall (www.shopthrupost.hk) while stocks last.

For further information on the roving exhibition and the stamp booklet, please visit Hongkong Post's website at www.hongkongpost.hk and the Hongkong Post Mobile App, or call the Hongkong Post general enquiry hotline at 2921 2222.

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