Hongkong Post will launch a set of special stamps and related philatelic products with the theme "Hong Kong Theme Park - Ocean Park Hong Kong" tomorrow (August 18).
Ocean Park Hong Kong, with its roots in Hong Kong for more than four decades, is a world-class resort destination that blends entertainment with education and conservation. Not only is it a perfect recreational spot for Hong Kong people and a venue for school outings, it is also immensely popular with overseas visitors. The special stamps issued with the theme of Ocean Park should help unlock pleasant memories of the park amid the pandemic.
Hongkong Post is pleased to launch a set of six stamps depicting six distinct animal ambassadors of the park: the dolphin that seemingly always wears a smile; the unmistakable toco toucan with its big and colourful beak; the rare and precious Sichuan golden snub-nosed monkey with fur that changes through different seasons; the tiny meerkat that loves living in groups; the black-and-white coated "China's national treasure", the giant panda; and the king penguin, popular for being funny and adorable.
The stamp sheetlet is designed to resemble a miniature map, presenting the panorama of Ocean Park and its amazing attractions and amenities full of fun and educational value, including thrilling rides and many opportunities to learn about animals.
For the issue of "Hong Kong Theme Park - Ocean Park Hong Kong" tomorrow, Hongkong Post will implement a special sales arrangement to strike a balance between customers' demand for philatelic services and the latest developments of the epidemic.
During the period from August 4 to the August 18 issue date of the stamps, customers can place their orders for this set of special stamps and associated philatelic products on the website stamps.hongkongpost.hk, including a set of serviced first day covers with special stamps date-stamped with pictorial postmarks of all 38 philatelic offices, without the need to visit the actual outlets.
In view of the Government's announcement on the extension of the special work arrangements for government employees, all post offices will be suspended from service tomorrow and counter sales and collection of advance orders of this set of special stamps will not be available on that day. Starting from August 19 (Wednesday), this set of special stamps and associated philatelic products, including a first day cover, a stamp sheetlet, a mini-pane, a presentation pack, postcards, a serviced first day cover and maximum cards will be placed on sale at all post offices. In addition, collection points will be set up at all post offices on the same day (August 19) to facilitate the submission of order forms as well as first day covers requesting hand-back date-stamping service. Hongkong Post will notify these customers of the collection date of their orders separately.
Information about this special stamp issue is available on the Hongkong Post website at www.hongkongpost.hk or the Hongkong Post mobile app.