Hongkong Post announced today (May 11) that a special stamp issue and associated philatelic products on the theme of "Local Snacks in Hong Kong II" will be released for sale on May 26 (Thursday).
Among the countless delicacies found in Hong Kong, local snacks of all varieties represent Hong Kong food culture at its best. Following the "Local Snacks in Hong Kong" special stamps issued in 2021, Hongkong Post is issuing a set of six stamps and a stamp sheetlet on the theme of "Local Snacks in Hong Kong II" this year, on which signature snacks will help bring people the taste of Hong Kong again.
Hongkong Post has chosen memorable and nostalgic Hong Kong snacks such as egg tarts, fish and lettuce soup, Hong Kong waffles, dragon's beard candy, sachima, sesame rolls and others as the design basis of the set of six stamps of "Local Snacks in Hong Kong II". The abbreviation "HK" for Hong Kong can be found on the perforations of the stamp sheetlet, with three classic snacks shown on it, including stinky tofu with its unique aroma, the highly popular siu mai and the aeroplane olive, which is delivered with special skill.
Official first day covers for "Local Snacks in Hong Kong II" will be placed on sale at all post offices from tomorrow (May 12), and on Hongkong Post's online shopping mall "ShopThruPost" (shopthrupost.hongkongpost.hk). This set of special stamps and associated philatelic products will be on sale at all post offices and "ShopThruPost" from May 26, while serviced first day covers affixed with the special stamps are available at philatelic offices only.
A hand-back date-stamping service will be provided on May 26 at all post offices for official first day covers/souvenir covers/privately made covers bearing the first day of issue indication and a local address. To observe social distancing and to avoid people gathering at the post offices, collection points will be set up at all post offices on the same day for submission of the covers requesting hand-back date-stamping service. Customers will be advised on the collection schedule upon acceptance of the covers.
Information about this set of special stamps and associated philatelic products is available on the Hongkong Post Stamps website (stamps.hongkongpost.hk) and the "ShopThruPost" mobile app.