Feb 10, 2010

Hong Kong FDC on "Year of the Tiger"

First Day Cover
Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia

Hong Kong

Year of the Tiger

Date of Issue : 6 February 2010

This is the eleventh Lunar New Year special stamp issue in the third series released by Hongkong Post. The first and second sets of special stamps for the Year of the Tiger were issued in 1974 and 1998 respectively.

Each lunar year in China is named after an animal, running in twelve-year cycles. In traditional culture, the Tiger is a symbol of power and daring. It is believed that people born in the Year of the Tiger are independent and confident, passionate and playful. They act positively and bravely, displaying strong leadership.

The four stamps come in denominations of $1.40, $2.40, $3.00 and $5.00. The stamps vividly portray four different breeds of tigers in motion or at rest, each with a distinct kingly air. Five-colour printing is used to capture the gradation of light and shade, accentuating the three-dimensional effect by enhancing the image details of the tigers against a background of pasture and hills delineated in silver.

Macau "Lunar Year of Tiger" FDC
Vietnam "Year of Tiger" FDC
Korea "Year of Tiger" FDC
China "Year of Tiger" FDC
Hong Kong Year of Tiger stamps is the first stamp issue of Hong Kong in 2010. I rather like the stamp design. As you can seen above, there is autograph of Mr Bon Kwan (關信剛), the stamp designer of both the Year of Tiger and the 2006 Bird definitive stamps, on the FDC.

Its about the time of the Chinese New Year. May I wish you all :

Happy Chinese New Year

Bom Ano Novo Lunar

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