"Congratulations on the Outstanding Achievements of Hong Kong Paralympians in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games" - "Heartwarming Stamps" Mini-pane

2016.12.06

Hongkong Post today (December 6) announced that a new stamp issue on the theme of "Congratulations on the Outstanding Achievements of Hong Kong Paralympians in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games" - "Heartwarming Stamps" Mini-pane, with associated philatelic products, will be released for sale on December 21 (Wednesday).

Twenty-four athletes in the Hong Kong, China Delegation participated in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and competed in eight sports, namely archery, athletics, boccia, equestrian events, shooting, swimming, table tennis and wheelchair fencing. Capturing two gold medals, two silver medals and two bronze medals, the Hong Kong, China Delegation achieved outstanding results in the Games. Hong Kong people are excited about these stellar results and proud of the athletes.

Hongkong Post will issue a mini-pane and a souvenir cover to commemorate the accomplishments of the Hong Kong, China Delegation at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The mini-pane shows the Paralympians in action and the joy of the medallists, while the souvenir cover depicts the Hong Kong, China Delegation entering the arena during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Official Souvenir Covers will be on sale at $8 each at all post offices from tomorrow (December 7). The "Heartwarming Stamps" Mini-pane 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 tomorrow to December 13.

Information about this special stamp issue is available on Hongkong Post's website at www.hongkongpost.hk and the Hongkong Post mobile app.

Appendix

Mint stamps, stamp sheetlet and first day cover

Picture shows "Congratulations on the Outstanding Achievements of Hong Kong Paralympians in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games" - "Heartwarming Stamps" Mini-pane.

Serviced first day cover affixed with a set of 6 stamps and date-stamped with the special postmark, serviced first day cover affixed with a stamp sheetlet and date-stamped with the special postmark and presentation pack (cover)

Picture shows "Congratulations on the Outstanding Achievements of Hong Kong Paralympians in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games" - "Heartwarming Stamps" Souvenir Cover.

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