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  1. There's little to get excited about

    Posted Feb 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to quit.' Accountant Abel Lee, 35, who lives in a rented flat with her husband and two children and plans to buy a flat for HK$8 million: 'I don't think increased stamp duty will have any major effect on house prices. Flats costing HK$20 million are beyond my means and those who can afford them will probably not care about a small rise. I agree with the stamp duty increase ...

  2. A must-have for collectors- the first set of HK stamps in silk

    Posted Sep 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Hongkong Post will issue the first stamp made from silk in January, making it a must-have for collectors. The stamp will feature a dragon to celebrate the Year of the Dragon and will be the first of 12 Chinese zodiac designs in silk over the next 12 years. The whole stamp sheetlet is made of silk from Italy and will cost HK$50, said Hongkong Post philatelic ...

  3. Special stamps mark the New Year

    Posted Jan 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Mandy Zhou

    ... Mandy Zhou A sheet of stamps issued by Hongkong Post features all 12 zodiac animals and is aimed at local collectors, giving them a once-in-12-years opportunity. It's the third such collection issued since 1975. Also, stamps for the Year of the Rabbit embossed with genuine gold and silver are being released today, featuring the domestic rabbit, wild rabbit, Netherland Dwarf ...

  4. Auction record for stamps and Qing money

    Posted Jan 24th 2011, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So A block of four 96 HK cent stamps sold for HK$6.4 million yesterday. A spokesman for the auctioneer, Spink, said it was a record at auction in Hong Kong, and that they had gone to an anonymous buyer. The colour was believed to be a mistake and only 52 sheets were issued, in 1865. A 1908 Qing dynasty $1 note sold for HK$2.4 million, a world auction record price for a classic ...

  5. Why we must all try to stamp out the horrific torture of moon bears

    Posted Nov 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Xiong Junhui talked to He Huifeng Xiong Junhui, a young female reporter based in Guangdong, is producing an independent documentary about the Asian black market for Asiatic black bear bile extract. The bears are also known as moon bears because of the yel ...

  6. Stamps to honour Nobel laureate

    Posted Oct 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Hongkong Post will dedicate a new stamp sheetlet to Hong Kong's Nobel laureate Dr Charles Kao Kuen. The design will be chosen from an open contest. Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing revealed this yesterday on his blog and said the Science Museum would arrange an exhibition about Kao and fibre optics technology, which Kao pioneered. ...

  7. Shanxi faces dog cull to stamp out rabies

    Posted Sep 21st 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou A second dog cull is looming in the northern province of Shanxi to help prevent the spread of rabies. Police in Weinan have announced that the city's residents have a month to obtain permits for their dogs, with those who fail ...

  8. Stamp collectors less bullish on festival set

    Posted Jan 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tiffany Lam Even the spectacle of a golden bull was not enough to rouse Hong Kong's stamp collectors from the bearish sentiment afflicting the city. Hongkong Post yesterday reported that pre-orders for this year's Lunar New Year special edition stamps- celebrating the arrival of the Year of the Ox- had fallen by 5 to 10 per cent from the same time last year. Cindy Yiu Lai-mei, ...

  9. Even connoisseurs can be partial to a burger when they're off duty

    Posted Dec 05th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung Despite his cuisine credentials, Jean-Luc Naret is not picky about his food. While on business trips to promote the Michelin guides he has to sample the restaurants recommended by his team. But when he is not working, he's just like th ...

  10. Letters get the stamp of approval

    Posted Oct 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... able to post a letter. I wasn't even interested in philately- back then you had to have stamps to trade with others, but I didn't have money to buy stamps, and I didn't have ... on the stamp, reminds you how much effort was made and how much your friend must want to keep in touch. The internet is great, but when you receive a Christmas greeting from your friend and you see ...




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