Hongkong Post today (June 29) announced the issue of a set of special stamps on the theme of "Children Stamps – Fun with Numbers and Symbols", together with associated philatelic products, on July 17 (Tuesday).
Our world is full of numbers which enable us to communicate easily and effectively. Numbers are used for dates and times, prices on a menu, dialing a friend's phone and in so many other practical and interesting ways. People learn to count in their childhood, and apply simple arithmetic every day throughout their lives. Yet, how many of us know the origin of numbers or of the symbols for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division?
Hongkong Post has designed an attractive and educational set of 16 stamps, which will appeal to children with their vibrant colours and simple designs, featuring the numbers 0 to 9, and the symbols "+", "−", "×", "÷", "%" and "=". These numbers and symbols can be joined up to form different mathematical formulae or convey different meanings. With their boundless imagination and creativity, children will have fun expressing their ideas with these stamps.
These unique $2 stamps are a great way for children to learn more about the world around them and to make their first connections with stamp collecting, with something familiar to them in the forms of numbers and symbols. Additionally, with the first day cover and presentation pack, children can learn more about the stories and history of the numbers and symbols they use in everyday life.
Also available is a unique souvenir pack, containing a set of 16 stamps and playing cards with instructions for simple games, specially designed for little hands and enquiring young minds. So parents can have fun with their children, helping them learn their numbers in a most entertaining way.
Official First Day Covers at $1.30 each will be put on sale at all post offices from July 3. 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 July 3 to 9.
Information about this special stamp issue and associated philatelic products is available on the Hongkong Post website at www.hongkongpost.hk and via the Hongkong Post mobile app.
First Day Cover and Serviced First Day Covers with a theme of “Children Stamps – Fun with Numbers and Symbols”.