Archive for the ‘Hong Kong’ Category

#1029 Hong Kong 16/03/04

HK 160304This very nice registered cover from Hong Kong was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted on March 4 and arrived on March 11, 2016.

The stamps on the right commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Hong Kong Girl Guides Association.

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#851 Hong Kong 14/08/21

HK 140821This marvelous first day cover from Hong Kong was sent by Mr. XU Hui, thank you very much! It was posted on August 21 and arrived on August 27, 2014.

The attached stamp sheet depicts some Cantonese opera costumes.

#820 Hong Kong 10/12/29

HK 101229This beautiful FDC from Hong Kong was sent by Trudy, thank you very much! It was issued and posted on December 29, 2010, and arrived on January 10, 2011.

The mini-sheet and FDC commemorate five lighthouses of Hong Kong: the Cape D’Aguilar lighthouse, the old and the new lighthouse on Green Island, the Tang Lung Chao lighthouse, and the lighthouse on Waglan Island.

See also: #708 Hong Kong 12/11/01

#708 Hong Kong 12/11/01

HK 121101This beautiful FDC from Hong Kong was sent by Trudy, thank you! The FDC was issued and posted on November 1 and arrived on November 12, 2012.

The stamps on the right are part of the set “12 Western Zodiac Signs” and commemorate the zodiac signs Capricorn and Cancer.

See also: #531 Hong Kong 11/01/22

#546 Hong Kong 10/12/04

Thank you, Trudy, for sending this nice letter from Hong Kong! It was posted on December 4, 2010.

The left two stamps are part of the set “Redevelopment of Old Areas – Rehabilitation”, which was issued on 16 November 2010. The right stamp depicts the Collared Scops Owl (Otus bakkamoena).

#531 Hong Kong 11/01/22

Thank you, Trudy, for sending this beautiful FDC from Hong Kong! It was issued on January 22 and arrived on February 15, 2011.

The FDC and stamps commemorate the Chinese Year of the Rabbit.

#462 Hong Kong 10/09/28

Brian sent me this nice first day cover from Hong Kong, thank you! It was posted on October 5 (postmark on back) and arrived on October 11, 2010.

The stamp was issued on September 28, 2010. It commemorates the “Centenary of Railway Service in Hong Kong”.

#451 Hong Kong 10/10/21

Brian sent me this nice FDC from Hong Kong, thank you! It was issued and posted on October 10 and arrived on October 28, 2011.

The stamp is entitled “Hong Kong In My Eyes” and depicts a children painting.

#389 Hong Kong 10/05/08

Thank you, Brian, for sending this nice cover from Hong Kong!

It was posted on May 8, 2010. The special cancellation commemorates the London 2010 International Philatelic Exhibition from May 8 to May 15, 2010. The stamps are part of the 2006 definitive series, which was issued on December 31, 2006. The stamps depict the Fork-tailed Sunbird (Aethopyga christinae), the Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), and the Little Egret (Egretta garzetta).

#366 Hong Kong 10/03/18

This nice cover from Hong Kong was sent to me by Brian, thank you! It was posted on March 18 and arrived on March 24.

The three stamps are part of the 2006 definitives series, which was issued on December 31, 2006. I already wrote about two of the stamps in this post. The bottom two stamps depict the Collared Scops Owl (Otus lettia).

#302 Hong Kong 09/11/24

This interesting cover from Hong Kong was sent to me by Jean Pierre, thank you!

The envelope itself is a FDC envelope issued on December 4, 2009. It commemorates the 2009 East Asian Games. Jean Pierre attached two stamps of the Hong Kong/Brazilian joint issue “Football”, which was issued on November 5, 2009. The cover was cancelled at Hong Kong Airport on November 24, which means that Jean Pierre used the envelope before its actual issuing date! There is another machine cancellation showing the letters “SWLF” and dated November 29.

#275 Hong Kong 09/12/19

Thank you, Jean Pierre, for this beautiful cover from Hong Kong!

It was posted on December 19, 2009. Jean Pierre used three stamps of the “Birds of Prey” definitive set (issued December 31, 2006). The three depicted birds are the White-bellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster), the Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), and the Little Egret (Egretta garzetta).

The right stamp was issued on January 17, 2009, and commemorates the Year of the Ox.

#149 Hong Kong 09/05/19

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This nice airmail cover was sent to me by Patrick, thank you! It was cancelled on May 16 using a special pictorial postmark, which is available only from a special letter-box.

The stamps commemorate the Collared Scops Owl (Otus bakkamoena), the Chinese Hibiscus, and the butterfly Faunis Eumeus.

Hong Kong 08/11/18

hongkong-081118Airmail cover from Hong Kong posted on November 18, 2008.

The left stamp was issued on December 31, 2006; it depicts the collared scops owl (Otus bakkamoena). The middle stamp commemorates the “10th Anniversary of the Reunification of Hong Kong with China”, which was declared in 1997; it is part of a set, which was issued on July 1, 2007. Finally, the right stamp is part of the set “Special Attractions of the 18 Districts in Hong Kong”, which was issued on July 18, 2006. It depicts the Central & Western District.

The stamps were cancelled with a special postmark “Post early for Christmas”.

This nice cover was sent to me by Kevin, thank you!

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