Asian stamp exhibition is always the bright and long-expected event in the world of philately that allures thousands of stamp collectors in China's capital.
This year the 31st Asian International Stamp Exhibition (HONG KONG 2015) will be held from 20 to 23 November 2015 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
With "Shopping and Dining" as its theme, the four-day exhibition 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. StampNews.com invites the philately enthusiasts to attend this great event, but at first to get acquainted with this special shettlet released on occasion of its opening.
To commemorate this major international philatelic event, Hongkong Post has issued a series of three stamp sheetlets on the theme of "Shopping and Dining" to highlight the quintessential charm of Hong Kong as a shopping paradise and a culinary capital.
In line with the design concept of Series No. 1, Series No. 2 similarly adopts a stamp mounting card as its central feature with the addition of perforations on four sides, giving the stamp sheetlet the appearance of an oversize stamp. Silhouettes of gourmet food and consumer goods are used to create the patterns of a domed food cover and a shopping cart respectively at the centre, echoing the "Shopping and Dining" theme of HONG KONG 2015.