Hongkong Post announced today (April 10) the issue of a set of special stamps on the theme "Revitalisation of Historic Buildings in Hong Kong II", together with associated philatelic products, on April 25 (Tuesday).
Historic buildings are a valuable heritage that we should treasure. As a sequel to the first series titled "Revitalisation of Historic Buildings in Hong Kong" launched in 2013, Hongkong Post has issued a new set of six stamps under the same title this year to showcase six historic building revitalisation projects, namely Viva Blue House ($1.70), Oi! ($2.20), Green Hub ($2.90), Stone Houses Family Garden ($3.10), PMQ ($3.70) and Mallory Street Revitalisation Project ($5), with a view to enhancing public understanding and appreciation of the built heritage in Hong Kong. The six stamps are printed with a hot foil stamping effect to highlight the major functions and characteristics of the revitalised buildings.
Hongkong Post applied augmented reality (AR) technology for the first time to the stamp issue on "Revitalisation of Historic Buildings in Hong Kong II". By scanning our specially designed stamps with the "HKPostStamps" mobile app, 3D models of the buildings on the stamps will be displayed. Brief introductions of these buildings and 360-degree photos will also be provided. Moreover, these 3D models of the buildings will be superimposed on a real-time background that changes from day to dusk to night, creating a brand new and immersive experience in stamp collecting. This mobile app also provides quick access to our online shop "ShopThruPost" (www.shopthrupost.hk), enabling you to purchase our philatelic products anytime and anywhere.
To enhance public understanding and appreciation of historic buildings in Hong Kong, Hongkong Post has launched its first interactive game apps "ARstampsGOrevitalised" for this stamp theme.
The mobile apps "HKPostStamps" and "ARstampsGOrevitalised" can be downloaded from the App Store (for iOS devices), the Play Store (for Android devices), or the Hongkong Post Stamps website (www.hongkongpoststamps.hk) from April 25 onwards.
Official First Day Covers will be on sale at $1.30 each at all post offices from tomorrow (April 11). 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 April 11 to 18.
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.
Mint stamps, Souvenir Sheet, Special Postmark and Prestige Stamp Booklet with a theme of "Revitalisation of Historic Buildings in Hong Kong II".
First Day Cover and Serviced First Day Covers with a theme of "Revitalisation of Historic Buildings in Hong Kong II".
Serviced First Day Covers and Colour Postmark with a theme of "Revitalisation of Historic Buildings in Hong Kong II".