Hongkong Post announced today (September 6) the release of a stamp sheetlet to commemorate Hongkong Post's participation in the "MACAO 2018 – 35th Asian International Stamp Exhibition", together with associated philatelic products, on September 21 (Friday).
The "MACAO 2018 – 35th Asian International Stamp Exhibition" (MACAO 2018), the first major international philatelic event hosted by Macao, will be held from September 21 to 24 at the Venetian Macao - Convention & Exhibition Centre. Hongkong Post will issue a stamp sheetlet to commemorate its participation at this significant event.
The stamp sheetlet depict the lotus and the Bauhinia blakeana, representing Macao and Hong Kong respectively. The conjunction of the two species is a metaphor for the exchange of ideas on stamp designs between the two places. The largely green background not only makes the magenta flowers more prominent, but also echoes the green logo of MACAO 2018, symbolising Hongkong Post's support for the exhibition.
Official First Day Covers at $1.30 each will be put on sale at all post offices from tomorrow (September 7). The stamp sheetlet 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 September 13.
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.