Hongkong Post today (April 22) announced that a set of special stamps on "Revitalisation of Historic Buildings in Hong Kong" will be released for sale with associated philatelic products on May 7 (Tuesday).
Architectural heritage bears witness to the development of our city. To enhance heritage conservation in the territory, the Government launched the Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme in 2008 with the objectives of preserving historic buildings in Hong Kong, developing them into remarkable cultural landmarks and putting them to good and innovative use. To enhance public understanding of the conservation and revitalisation of local historic buildings, Hongkong Post will issue a set of six special stamps on the theme of "Revitalisation of Historic Buildings in Hong Kong". These stamps feature the six historic buildings under Batch I of the Revitalisation Scheme and their usage after revitalisation.
To complement the special stamp issue, Hongong Post will launch, for the first time, a set of postage prepaid picture cards with 3D effect on the same theme. The 3D cards are perfect for sending personal greetings to friends and relatives. They also make appealing items for collectors.
Official First Day Covers will be on sale at $1.20 each at all post offices from April 23. The stamps and associated philatelic products will be displayed at the General Post Office, Tsim Sha Tsui Post Office, Tsuen Wan Post Office and Sha Tin Central Post Office from the same day. Advance orders for servicing self-provided covers will be accepted at all philatelic offices from April 23 to 29.
Information about this special stamp issue and associated philatelic products is available on Hongkong Post's website at www.hongkongpost.hk and the Hongkong Post Mobile App.