Jan 29, 2013

Hong Kong FDC on "Year of the Snake"

First Day Cover
Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia

Hong Kong

Year of the Snake

Date of Issue : 26 January 2013

$1.40 : Paper-cutting is a traditional Chinese art. The distinctiveness of snakes is captured by incorporating Chinese paper-cutting techniques.

$2.40 : Rendered in Chinese ink and wash painting, the slithering movement of a snake is vividly portrayed in the stamp, highlighting the style of the Lingnan School of Painting.

$3 : Seal carving, commonly known as Zhuanke, is a type of traditional art originated in China. The stamp depicts two seals - one carved with the bronze inscription of the word "snake" (left) and the other with a motif of a snake (right).

$5 : Jade carving is one of the oldest carving arts in China. A coiled snake shape jade pendant depicted in the stamp is carved according to the natural colour and shape of the jade.

On the FDC, you can see the autograph of the stamp designer, Mr. KAN Tai-keung and also the autograph of the Postmaster General, Mrs Jessie Ting Yip Yin-mei.

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