Sunday, March 7, 2010

Another lovely Hong Kong cover

Hi everybody! Hope you guys are enjoying your weekend! Today, I would like to share this lovely cover posted from Hong Kong, China. Many thanks to Kevin Tse!
The first stamp from the left belongs to the "Hong Kong Attractions " series, issued on 3rd Feb 2004. It features the famous Victoria Harbour.

Well known for its spectacular views, the harbour is a major tourist attraction of Hong Kong. Lying in the middle of the territory's dense urban region, the harbour is the site of annual fireworks displays and its promenades are popular gathering places for tourists and residents.

The other 20 stamps in this issue depict Museum of Tea Ware, St John's Cathedral, Legislative Council Building, Tai Fu Tai, Wong Tai Sin Temple, Hong Kong Railway Museum, Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower, Hong Kong Stadium, Western Market, Happy Valley Racecourse, Kowloon-Canton Railway, Repulse Bay, Chi Lin Nunnery, The Peak Tower, Buddha at Po Lin Monastery, Aw Boon Haw Gardens, Tsing Ma Bridge, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre and lastly, Hong Kong International Airport.

The stamp franked on the right corner was issued on 23th May 1999. Entitled "Hong Kong Public Road Transport", this set of five special stamps depicts five different modes of public road transport available in Hong Kong. They are buses ($1.30 stamp); mini-buses ($2.40 stamp); tram ($2.50 stamp); taxi ($2.60 stamp); and Airport Express ($3.10 stamp).
What is worth mentioning is the beautiful postmark bearing an aeroplane with the words "Airport" and "Hong Kong" both in English & Mandarin. I am guessing that this cover was posted from Hong Kong Airport Post Office.

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