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2012 Stamps Issuing Programme and Introduction

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All special/commemorative stamps and associated philatelic products will be available at all post offices for three months from date of issue, while stock lasts.

1. Year of the Dragon
Issue Date: 14th January 2012
  • Mint Stamps
  • Stamp Sheet
  • Stamp Sheetlet
  • Silk Stamp Sheetlet
  • Presentation Pack
  • Datestamped First Day Cover
  • Datestamped First Day Cover (Prestige version)
  • Postage Prepaid Lunar New Year Greeting Card
  • Datestamped Postage Prepaid Lunar New Year Greeting Card

"Year of the Dragon" is the first special stamp issue of the fourth Lunar New Year Animal series. Almighty and commanding respect, the dragon is not only a totem for superior status, but also for the Chinese race. Featuring different representations of the dragon and a silk stamp sheetlet, this cheerful set is filled with Chinese elements perfect for this auspicious season.

Year of the Dragon;

Year of the Dragon Year of the Dragon


1a. Gold and Silver Stamp Sheetlet on Lunar New Year Animals - Rabbit/ Dragon
Issue Date: 14th January 2012
  • Stamp Sheetlet
  • Presentation Pack
  • Datestamped Souvenir Cover

The gentle rabbit is paired up and contrasted with the powerful dragon in this exquisite stamp sheetlet, embossed and hot-foiled with genuine 22K/24K gold foil and 99.9% silver foil, ideal for a New Year gift.

Gold and Silver Stamp Sheetlet on Lunar New Year Animals - Rabbit/ Dragon<br>
Issue Date: 14th January 2012


1b. Gold and Silver Stamp Sheetlet on Lunar New Year Animals - A Complete Collectible Set
Issue Date: 14th January 2012
  • Stamp Sheetlet
  • Presentation Pack
  • Datestamped Souvenir Cover

As a grand finale to the Gold and Silver Sheetlet series, this pair of stamp sheetlets presents all of the Lunar New Year animals in twenty four designs which have been released in the past twelve years in gold and silver hues to welcome a prosperous year ahead.

Gold and Silver Stamp Sheetlet on Lunar New Year Animals - A Complete Collectible Set

Gold and Silver Stamp Sheetlet on Lunar New Year Animals - A Complete Collectible Set



2. Heartwarming Stamps Limited Edition Mini-pane (2006 Version) with Fragrance
Issue Date: 14th February 2012
  • Mini-pane
  • Presentation Pack
  • Datestamped Souvenir Cover

Looking for a unique gift idea for the Valentine's Day? This new edition mini-pane presents the 2006 Heartwarming Stamps with a new layout an aromatic twist. Infused with rose fragrance, it is a tasteful declaration of love that sweethearts will adore.

Heartwarming Stamps Limited Edition Mini-pane (2006 Version) with Fragrance


3. The 150th Anniversary of the Queen's College
Issue Date: 27th March 2012
  • Stamp Sheetlet
  • Mini-pane
  • Presentation Pack
  • Datestamped First Day Cover

Founded in 1862, the Queen's College has established its fame as one of Hong Kong's most eminent secondary schools. This first-ever shield-shaped stamp sheetlet features the school's emblem and commemorates its 150th anniversary..

The 150th Anniversary of the Queen's College


4. Hong Kong, China - France Joint Issue on Art
Issue Date: 3rd May 2012
  • Mint Stamps
  • Stamp Sheet
  • Souvenir Sheet
  • Presentation Pack
  • Souvenir Pack
  • Datestamped First Day Cover

Speak of France and the country's love of art will surely come to mind. This joint issue with La Poste, coinciding with the annual Le French May event in Hong Kong, features vintage landscape painting and contemporary sculpture to demonstrate the ardent passion for fine arts that Hong Kong and France share.

Hong Kong, China - France Joint Issue on Art


5. Hong Kong Festivals
Issue Date: 22nd May 2012
  • Mint Stamps
  • Stamp Sheet
  • Stamp Sheetlet
  • Presentation Pack
  • Datestamped First Day Cover
  • Postage Prepaid Picture Card
  • Datestamped Postage Prepaid Picture Card

More than a vibrant international city, Hong Kong is a place where East meets West with traditional Chinese cultural influence all around. This set of stamps features five Chinese festivals commonly celebrated in Hong Kong to demonstrate the city's rich cultural inheritance.

Hong Kong Festivals

Hong Kong Festivals


6. Working Dogs in Government Services
Issue Date: 19th June 2012
  • Mint Stamps
  • Stamp Sheet
  • Stamp Sheetlet
  • Presentation Pack
  • Prestige Stamp Booklet
  • Datestamped First Day Cover
  • Postcard
  • Maximum Postcard

People say, "A dog is man's best friend". This holds even more true for Hong Kong's working dogs serving in various government departments. These canine heroes diligently fulfil their duties and use their innate talents for our greater good. This set of stamps depicts these working dogs at work with their heads held high. It is a fitting recognition for their admirable courage and dedication.

Working Dogs in Government Services

Working Dogs in Government Services


7. The 15th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Issue Date: 1st July 2012
  • Stamp Sheetlet
  • Presentation Pack
  • Datestamped First Day Cover
  • Datestamped First Day Cover (Prestige version)

Celebrating Hong Kong's achievements in the past decade and a half, this stamp sheetlet is a visual representation of some of our city's prominent developments, unified by the theme of a Bauhinia flower in full bloom.

The 15th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region


8. Games of the XXX Olympiad London 2012
Issue Date: 27th July 2012
  • Mint Stamps
  • Stamp Sheet
  • Souvenir Sheet
  • Presentation Pack
  • Datestamped First Day Cover

Hongkong Post will issue a set of stamps to commemorate the 30th Olympic Games. To be released on day one of the London Games, these stamps form an exuberant circle that is bursting with sporting action.

Games of the XXX Olympiad London 2012


9. Hong Kong Delicacies
Issue Date: 30th August 2012
  • Mint Stamps
  • Stamp Sheet
  • Souvenir Sheet
  • Presentation Pack
  • Datestamped First Day Cover
  • Postage Prepaid Picture Card (with special printing effect)
  • Datestamped Postage Prepaid Picture Card (with special printing effect)

Hong Kong is world-renowned as the 'Culinary Capital of Asia'. This stamp set serves up a number of local delicacies in enticing colours, including egg tarts and milk tea, wonton noodles, roast goose and seafood. Bon Appétit, devoted gastronomes and philatelists!

Hong Kong Delicacies


10. World Heritage in China Series No. 1: The Great Wall
Issue Date: 27th September 2012
  • Stamp Sheetlet
  • Presentation Pack
  • Datestamped First Day Cover

The marvellous Great Wall is featured in Stamp Sheetlet No. 1 of Hongkong Post's World Heritage in China Series. Hailed as an architectural symbol of China, the Great Wall's value far exceeds its original military purpose. It represents the apex of ancient ingenuity and will forever stand as the splendid dragon that inspires awe and admiration from around the world. The stamp sheetlet captures the grandeur of this ancient wonder against two different backgrounds of mist and sunset.

World Heritage in China Series No. 1: The Great Wall


11. 12 Western Zodiac Signs
Issue Date: 1st November 2012
  • Mint Stamps
  • Stamp Sheet
  • Souvenir Sheet
  • Presentation Pack
  • Stamp Booklet
  • Datestamped First Day Cover
  • Self-adhesive Reel Stamps

The zodiac opens up a gateway for us to make sense of the fascinating stars in the sky. It is a study that combines mythology, astrology and our understanding of the universe into one. This set of colourful stamps presents twelve Western zodiac signs in a style that is both delicate and lively. A truly unmissable set regardless of your zodiac sign!

12 Western Zodiac Signs


12. Hong Kong Insects II
Issue Date: 22nd November 2012
  • Mint Stamps
  • Stamp Sheet
  • Souvenir Sheet
  • Presentation Pack
  • Datestamped First Day Cover

Introducing more of Hong Kong's impressive biodiversity, this set of stamps showcases six common local bugs - dragonfly, butterfly, beetle, cicada, moth and mantis. Let us all keep our environment in mind as we admire these wonders of nature.

Hong Kong Insects II


13. The 150th Anniversary of Stamp Issuance in Hong Kong
Issue Date: 8th December 2012
  • Mint Stamps
  • Stamp Sheet
  • Stamp Sheetlet
  • Presentation Pack
  • Prestige Stamp Booklet
  • Datestamped First Day Cover
  • Datestamped First Day Cover (Prestige version)
  • Postage Prepaid Picture Card
  • Datestamped Postage Prepaid Picture Card

It has been 150 years since the first stamps were issued in Hong Kong on 8 December 1862. This commemorative set juxtaposes these old stamps with the communication tools from different eras to show how postage stamps have stood the test of time.

The 150th Anniversary of Stamp Issuance in Hong Kong

The 150th Anniversary of Stamp Issuance in Hong Kong

Other Stamp Products

a. 2011 Prestige Annual Stamp Album (Deluxe Version)
Issue Date: 15th December 2011

The premium album contains a full collection of special stamps, souvenir sheets and stamp sheetlets released in 2011. To mark its superior quality, each album carries a unique silver hot-stamped serial number and comes with a certificate signed by the Postmaster General, making it a truly special gift for the festive season.

2011 Prestige Annual Stamp Album (Deluxe Version)


b. 2011 Prestige Annual Stamp Album (Ordinary Version)
Issue Date: 15th December 2011

Bound beautifully in a hard cover album, this complete collection of the special stamps, souvenir sheets and stamp sheetlets issued by Hongkong Post in 2011 is a pure delight.

2011 Prestige Annual Stamp Album (Ordinary Version)2011 Prestige Annual Stamp Album (Ordinary Version)


c. 2011 Annual Stamp Pack
Issue Date: 15th December 2011

This Annual Stamp Pack is an ideal choice for new collectors of the special stamps issued by Hongkong Post in 2011.

2011 Annual Stamp Pack


Remarks:

*Final issue dates, prices, names, stamp designs and formats are subject to change.

All special/commemorative stamps and associated philatelic products will be available at all post offices for three months from date of issue, while stock lasts.

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