Hongkong Post today (March 14) announced that a set of special stamps entitled "Children Stamps - My Pet and I" will be released for sale with associated philatelic products on March 28.
Committed to promoting philately among children, Hongkong Post issues stamps with themes and designs with special appeal to children from time to time.
Pets make good companions for adults and children alike, and pet-keeping is a fun-filled activity. It not only brings joy to pet owners, but also nurtures a caring heart and a sense of responsibility. This new special stamp issue entitled "My Pet and I" features six pets that are very popular with local children, namely a dog, a cat, a tortoise, a guinea pig, a rabbit and a hamster. In pastel colours, the stamps depict the warm relationships of these animals with their junior companions.
Two Heartwarming Stamps (2013 Version) "Children Stamps - My Pet and I" Mini-panes, which feature the dog (local mail postage) and the rabbit (air mail postage), will also be released for sale 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 March 28.
Official First Day Covers for the "Children Stamps - My Pet and I" Special Stamps will be put on sale at $1.20 each at all post offices from March 14. All philatelic items on this theme 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 March 14 to 20.
Further information is available on Hongkong Post's website at www.hongkongpost.hk and the Hongkong Post Mobile App.