Hongkong Post today (September 12) announced details of the Special Stamps Issuing Programme 2019 and the 2019 Local Standing Order Service (LSOS).
Hong Kong's natural grandeur and cultural vitality are the focuses of the stamp issues in 2019. As a vibrant city where a stunning cityscape and green countryside exist side by side, Hong Kong boasts a wealth of natural resources. A stamp set on marine life will be issued next year to showcase Hong Kong's rich marine biodiversity. Equally attractive will be the issue on the MacLehose Trail, showing some of the most scenic parts of Hong Kong along its 10 sections. To usher in the Year of the Pig, Hongkong Post is pleased to celebrate the Chinese New Year with a special issue starring the sweet, plump animal with its curly tail. Hong Kong's standard of public services has always been acclaimed, and in this regard special stamp issues will be released as a salute to the truly dedicated Government Flying Service, Hong Kong Police Force and Pok Oi Hospital. Hongkong Post is also presenting stamp issues featuring the Xiqu Centre of the West Kowloon Cultural District and the popular comic character Old Master Q to exhibit Hong Kong's fascinating culture. These wonderful stamp collections put Hong Kong's wild beauty and cultural vitality in a frame.
In addition, the seventh "Heartwarming" stamp series will be a perfect gift for sending loving messages to dear ones. The Zuojiang Huashan Rock Art Cultural Landscape will be featured in the "World Heritage in China Series No. 8" stamps. Last but not least, stamps marking the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China and Hongkong Post's participation in the China 2019 World Stamp Exhibition, two highly collectible stamp issues, will be offered.
Advance orders for the Programme can be placed through Hongkong Post's LSOS from today onwards. Customers who place orders from today to October 31 are eligible to join Hongkong Post's incentive schemes and receive attractive gifts. Those who order through Hongkong Post's online stamp advance ordering platform Stamp OnNet (www.stamponnet.hongkongpost.hk) will enjoy extra bonus points.
Roadshows will be held by Hongkong Post during the aforesaid period. Those who visit the roadshows will be the first in town to view the gorgeous stamps to be issued in 2019 and get attractive and quality rewards upon purchase. Furthermore, buyers can enjoy the privileges offered in Hongkong Post's two-pane promotion programme of the Heartwarming Stamps Customised Service. Photo shooting booths will be set up at selected roadshow locations where members of the public can take instant photos. They can then use the photos or pictures from their personal photo collections to produce their own stamps.
Further information about the special stamp issues and associated philatelic products in 2019 can be obtained from any post office and Hongkong Post's website at www.hongkongpost.hk, or by calling the Hongkong Post Philatelic Bureau hotline at 2785 5711.