HK to issue stamp for 170th anniv. of postal service

Hongkong Post Wednesday announced that a stamp sheetlet marking the 170th anniversary of the Hong Kong postal service will be released for sale together with associated philatelic products on Aug 25.

The left-hand side of the "170th Anniversary of Hong Kong Postal Service" stamp sheetlet shows contrasting views of the General Post Office built in 1911 and the present one that became operational in 1976, and shows the Victorian pillar street posting box (cast between 1837 and 1901) juxtaposed with its modern-day version to denote the passage of time.

The globe and hummingbird logo on the right-hand side symbolize Hongkong Post's traditional strength derived from a wide variety of products and a comprehensive delivery network, while the postmarks used in 1841 and 2011 subtly underscore the 170th anniversary of the postal service.

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