Jan 28, 2011

Hong Kong FDC on "Year of the Rabbit"

First Day Cover
Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia

Hong Kong

Year of the Rabbit

Date of Issue : 22 January 2011

In traditional Chinese culture, the Rabbit is a symbol of agility and acuity. People born in the Year of the Rabbit are said to be gentle, kind and quick-witted.

The four stamps, in denominations of $1.40, $2.40, $3.00 and $5.00, vividly portray four different breeds of cuddly rabbits. Five-colour printing is used to capture the gradation of light and shade, highlighting the adorable rabbits against a background of silver foliage.

The First Day Cover design aptly combines paper-cutting with computer aided drawing. The paper-cut pattern lends a note of festivity, and the lively rabbit in the foreground heralds the Year of the Rabbit.

2011 Year of Rabbit FDCs :

Greater China : Hong Kong, Macau, China, Taiwan

Other Countries : South Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Latvia (Pets, 2011), Malaysia (Children's Pets)

Very nice Year of Rabbit stamps. I very much like the stamp design. On the FDCs, you can see the autograph of Mr Bon Kwan, the stamp designer of the Year of the Rabbit stamps and the Hong Kong Bird definitive stamps.

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