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"History in Miniature: The 150th Anniversary of Stamp Issuance in Hong Kong" Stamp Exhibition

"History in Miniature: The 150th Anniversary of Stamp Issuance in Hong Kong" Stamp Exhibition

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of stamp issuance in Hong Kong, a roving stamp exhibition entitled "History in Miniature: The 150th Anniversary of Stamp Issuance in Hong Kong" was held at the Hong Kong Museum of History, Postal Gallery of the General Post Office, the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre in Kowloon Park, Hong Kong International Airport and Central Ferry Pier 8. The exhibition is scheduled to be held at Wu Shan Road Community Hall, Tai Po Community Centre, Tin Ching Community Hall, Tin Fai Road Community Hall and Choi Wan Estate Community Centre respectively in the second half of this year.

Objectives

The Stamp Exhibition aims to mark the 150th anniversary of stamp issuance in Hong Kong, showcasing the evolution of Hong Kong stamps over the past 150 years and the unfading charm of stamps.

Admission

Admission is free of charge for the general public. The exhibition period is scheduled as below:

Venue Period Opening Hours
Hong Kong Museum of History
100 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
From 19 December 2012 to 16 January 2013
  • Mondays* and Wednesdays to Fridays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Closed on Tuesdays (except Public Holidays)
    (*Closed at 5pm on 24 December 2012)
Postal Gallery, General Post Office From 21 January 2013 to 28 February 2013
  • Mondays to Saturdays: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sundays and Public Holidays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre
Kowloon Park, Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
From 4 March 2013 to 14 April 2013
  • Mondays to Wednesdays and Fridays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Closed on Thursdays (except Public Holidays)
Cabin A, Level 7, Terminal 1 (Aisle A, near Departure South Immigration Hall), Hong Kong International Airport From 8 April 2013 to 10 May 2013
  • 24 hours
G/F, Central Terminal Building, Central Ferry Pier 8 From 3 June 2013 to 20 July 2013
  • 24 hours
Wu Shan Road Community Hall
(101 Wu Shan Road, Tuen Mun, New Territories)
From 1 August to 31 August 2013
  • Mondays to Saturdays: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Sundays and public holidays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • *Closed at 3 p.m. on 31 August
Tai Po Community Centre
(No. 2, Heung Sze Wui Street, Tai Po)
From 1 September to 30 September 2013
  • 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily
  • *Closed at 3 p.m. on 30 September
Tin Ching Community Hall
(Tin Ching Estate, Tin Wah Road, Tin Shui Wai)
From 1 October to 31 October 2013
  • Mondays to Saturdays: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Sundays and public holidays: closed
  • * Closed at 3 p.m. on 31 October
Tin Fai Road Community Hall (Tin Fai Road, Tin Shui Wai) From 1 November to 30 November 2013
  • Mondays to Saturdays: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Sundays and public holidays: closed
  • * Closed at 3 p.m. on 30 November
Choi Wan Estate Community Centre
(38 Choi Fung Path, Choi Wan (I) Estate, Ngau Chi Wan)
From 1 December to 31 December 2013
  • 8 a.m – 10 p.m. daily
  • * Closed at 4 p.m. on 31 December

Exhibition Content

The stamp exhibition consists of seven parts:-

(1) The Birth of Hong Kong Stamps
(2) Hong Kong Stamps before the Second World War
(3) Hong Kong Stamps during the Japanese Occupation
(4) Hong Kong Stamps after the Second World War
(5) Hong Kong Stamps after the Handover
(6) Design and Printing of Stamps
(7) Postage Rates and Commodity Prices

Note: No commemorative cachet will be provided for the exhibition at the Hong Kong International Airport, Central Ferry Pier and all the community centres/ community halls.

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