Stamps will highlight attractions
Lovers' Rock in Kowloon and the Peak Tram are among features illustrated on a new set of postage stamps of local attractions that will go on sale next month.
The postmaster-general announced yesterday that the stamps - the eighth of 14 sets of special stamps to be issued this year - would go on sale on July 18.
Each stamp features three attractions in one district.
Acting Postmaster-General Joanne Choi said the new stamps were a tribute to the district councils which promote activities in their districts.
Frank Drake, librarian with the Hong Kong Philatelic Society, said the stamps were of high educational value.
'By issuing thematic stamps, I hope the younger generation will become interested in collecting as a hobby. It's a great way of connecting and identifying with a country's community and history. I also believe it helps to advertise a country as a nice place to visit,' he said.
Hong Kong had a problem with counterfeit stamps in 1998 when some fakes infiltrated the postal service, but the Post Office says that regular checks are carried out to prevent such occurrences.