The Lunar New Year special stamp issue is the fourth series released by Hongkong Post. The end of the Year of the Dragon ushers in a blissful Year of the Snake. In traditional Chinese culture, the Dragon is a sacred and auspicious creature which represents might and nobility, while the Snake is a symbol of fortune and longevity signifying good harvest and fertility.
Hongkong Post celebrates the Spring Festival by issuing the Gold and Silver Stamp Sheetlet on Lunar New Year Animals depicting the Dragon and the Snake, adding festive ambience to the New Year. Since ancient times, glittering gold and silver have always denoted wealth and affluence. These gold and silver philatelic products make perfect gifts for relatives and friends, expressing wishes for a peaceful and prosperous year ahead.
As the first Lunar New Year Gold and Silver stamp issue in a new series released by Hongkong Post, this stamp sheetlet consists of two stamps, one featuring the Dragon and the other the Snake. Different from the last series, the Dragon stamp is hot-foiled with silver while the Snake stamp is affixed with the first-ever 22K gold-plated lace metal, making this a prestigious and valuable collectible that cannot be missed.