Issue of “100 Years of Numbered Typhoon Signals” commemorative stamps – New Stamp Sales and Hand-back Arrangements under Typhoon Merbok

2017.06.12

Hongkong Post announced that if Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above is hoisted for the whole day on 13 June 2017, new stamps and philatelic products will be put on sale the following available day (14 June 2017) at all post offices. On 14 June 2017, all post offices will provide hand-back datestamping service for the special postmark of “100 Years of Numbered Typhoon Signals”, using the scheduled issue date of 13 June 2017 for official and privately-made covers bearing the first day of issue indication and a local address. There will be no hand-back datestamping service for the office steel datestamp, GPO-1 postmark, “Philatelic Bureau” pictorial postmarks or philatelic office pictorial postmark.

If Typhoon Signal No. 8 is lowered at or after 2 pm on 13 June 2017, new stamp sales will be provided as soon as the post offices resume normal service. Special hand-back datestamping service will be provided for the special postmark of “100 Years of Numbered Typhoon Signals” on the following day (14 June 2017), using the scheduled issue date of 13 June 2017 for official and privately-made covers bearing the first day of issue indication and a local address. There will be no hand-back datestamping service for the office steel datestamp, GPO-1 postmark, “Philatelic Bureau” pictorial postmarks or philatelic office pictorial postmark.

If Typhoon Signal No. 8 is lowered before 2 pm on 13 June 2017, new stamp sales and hand-back datestamping service will be provided as soon as the post offices resume normal service.

For further enquiries, please call the General Enquiry Hotline 2921 2222 or visit the Hongkong Post website www.hongkongpost.hk or the Hongkong Post mobile app.

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