Thursday, June 5, 2008

Hong Kong Paper Folding FDC

Hong Kong FDC
Name: Children Stamps - Paper Folding Fun
Date of Issue: 22 May 2008

Hongkong Post issued its first set of Children Stamps in 2001 on the theme of "The Ingenuous Artists". In order to further promote children's interest in stamp collecting, Hongkong Post has held Children Stamps Design Competition on various themes with the winning entries being produced into Children Stamps. The new set of Children Stamps issued this time features the winning entries of the "Children Stamps – Paper Folding Fun Design Competition" organised by Hongkong Post in 2006 which aimed to encourage creativity through paper folding. A wonderful world unfolds in the prize-winning works exhibited in the stamp issue "Paper Folding Fun", which presents a number of icons relating to flora, fauna, festivals and the four seasons. Isn't it amazing how a simple piece of coloured paper can be turned into a piece of art with a touch of imagination and a pair of skillful hands?

Champion of Family Division: "Lunar New Year Specialties and Decorations"
With spring in the air, a pot of lucky bamboo at home symbolises the wish for a prosperous new year ahead. Smiles will definitely appear on the faces of guests presented with the festive candy tray filled with silver and gold wrapped ingot-shaped goodies.

Comment: This set has 6 stamps, my friend only glued the $2.40 stamp on this FDC because it's the regular air mail postage from Hong Kong to Mainland China. Hong Kong Post has a strange rule, special cancellation only for regular mail. That's why my friend made this FDC for me.

2008 Hong Kong Paper Folding Fun FDC (Special Cancellation)
2008 Hong Kong Paper Folding Fun FDCs (Complete set & Minisheet)

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