Hongkong Post today (July 12) announced that a set of stamps with the theme "Games of the XXX Olympiad London 2012", together with associated philatelic products, will be released for sale on July 27.
The Games of the XXX Olympiad will be held in London, the United Kingdom, from July 27 to August 12. Hongkong Post is issuing a set of four stamps in celebration of this spectacular event.
Adopting 3D-style graphics to highlight the exciting elements of the Games, the four stamps showcase a number of sports in which the Hong Kong Olympic team has participated, including windsurfing and rowing ($1.40), badminton and archery ($2.40), table tennis and cycling ($3), and swimming and athletics ($5). Embedded in the design of each stamp is a digit. With all four placed together, "2012" is spelled out. The stamps combine to form a complete sphere, with colourful cylinders that resemble fireworks to suggest the excitement and vitality of the Games.
Official First Day Covers will be on sale at $1 each at all post offices from July 13. Prestige Souvenir Covers issued by the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong will also be available at $12 each at all philatelic offices from the same date. 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 from the same day. Advance orders for servicing self-provided covers will be accepted at all philatelic offices from July 13 to 19.
Information about this special stamp issue and associated philatelic products is available on Hongkong Post's website at www.hongkongpost.com and the Hongkong Post Mobile App.