Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Hong Kong Stamp Exhibition FDC

Hong Kong FDC
Name: HONG KONG 2009 - 23rd Asian International Stamp Exhibition
Date of Issue: 14 May 2009

This stamp sheetlet is issued by Hongkong Post to mark the opening of "HONG KONG 2009 - 23rd Asian International Stamp Exhibition" (HONG KONG 2009). Held from 14 to 17 May 2009 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, HONG KONG 2009 is hosted by the Hong Kong Philatelic Society under the patronage of the Federation of Inter-Asian Philately, with Hongkong Post as the main sponsor. "Youth Philately" is the theme for the event, during which world-class competitive exhibits from around the globe will be on display.

At the same time, visitors can also see the entries from the 10th Inter-School Stamp Exhibits Competition. Hongkong Post has been organising this Competition since 2000. Co-organised by the Education Bureau, this inspirational and educational local competition aims to nurture an interest in philately among students, which closely complements the "Youth Philately" theme of HONG KONG 2009.

The stamp sheetlet uses the tangram to demonstrate different actions, such as diving, playing football and practising martial arts, hence showing the versatility and endless possibilities of the game. The design is developed from the logo of HONG KONG 2009 which takes the tangram, a puzzle game comprising seven pieces, as its subject. All it takes is a spark of wit and a touch of imagination to turn the colourful pieces into myriad figures and patterns. The logo depicts a boy and a girl walking briskly across a stylised postage stamp background, exuding a sense of youthful liveliness. Both the logo and the sheetlet convey a message that echoes the "Youth Philately" theme of HONG KONG 2009 - our energetic younger generation are ready to break new ground and fully develop their potential.

Thanks to a special printing effect, the stamp can be turned into an interactive game. Place the enclosed screener on the stamp and move it slightly. Voila! The hidden pattern and words will come out. The clever design, coupled with an innovative printing technique, offers a fresh and pleasant experience to stamp lovers.
Comment: Lucky! I have scaned the special effect, can you see it? Frankly speaking, it's very difficult to find out the special effect.

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