Archive for the ‘Hong Kong’ Category
The attached stamp sheet depicts some Cantonese opera costumes.
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
See also: #531 Hong Kong 11/01/22
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).
The FDC and stamps commemorate the Chinese Year of the Rabbit.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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!