Postage Stamp

Ask Melanie: Investing in stamps

Collectable postage stamp. Photo: Sam Tsang

My investment portfolio already covers shares, bonds and property, and I'm ready to add something a bit different. What are your thoughts, for a beginner, on investing in collectable postage stamps?

Monday, 26 November, 2012, 2:17am

Rare 'Red' stamp fetches record 7.3m yuan

The red campaigns on the mainland may have quieted since the political downfall of the movement's champion, former Chongqing party boss Bo Xilai , but collectors' enthusiasm for Cultural Revolution relics appears to be going strong.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

HK Post launches new student stamp design competition

If you're a stamp enthusiast, this news is for you. Draw inspiration from your stamp collection at home and enter the annual Hong Kong Post stamp design competition.

The 12th Inter-School Stamp Exhibits Competition is open to all primary, secondary and university students. You can enter individually or with a group of up to four.

15 May 2012 - 12:00am

Discerning investors offered new stamping ground

Local investors have a new place to park their money: rare Chinese stamps.

A new index tracking their value was launched yesterday.

27 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

HK gets stamp of approval

Hong Kong's stamps may be losing popularity with collectors and have dropped in value since the handover, but the city will remain a worldwide hub for philatelic trading, a world renowned expert says.

16 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Stamp-size wisdom

Many Chinese sayings are pearls of wisdom. That is why Hongkong Post has selected some for the theme of its annual children's stamps series this year.

27 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Pop youth views in the post

Four new postage stamps offer child's-eye views of Hong Kong. The stamps were designed by four primary school students, who won Hongkong Post's '2009 Children Stamps Design Competition - Hong Kong in My Eyes' competition.

21 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Finding the secrets of 'Letter Utopia'

On World Post Day on October 9, the Hongkong Post held a Free Post Day for everyone to send a letter for free. Seven junior reporters took an exclusive tour at the General Post Office, where they mailed their letters. Read some of their reflections below. Check out some further comments online.

1 Dhruv Singh, 13, YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College

19 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Stamp of approval for volunteers

Volunteers love to help others, and in recognition of this Hongkong Post will produce a heart-shaped stamp to celebrate their work.

It also plans a set of stamps on a leaf-shaped sheet to promote environmental protection and resource conservation.

They are among 12 sets of special stamps, put on show yesterday, that will go on sale next year.

10 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Rare stamps set to fetch HK$15m at auction

Extremely rare Hong Kong and mainland stamps with errors will be auctioned in the city, and one of them dates back to 1865.

23 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

A hobby with a point

It's always good to have a hobby - something you're genuinely interested in that takes you away from your chores and daily responsibilities. For me, that hobby is stamp collecting.

18 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Miss HKs give their stamp of approval at Cafe Landmark reopening

Good news for the tai-tais shopping in Central. Cafe Landmark in the atrium's mezzanine is now open again so they can enjoy afternoon tea and have a place to rest their heels between shopping. The M.A.X. Concepts group refurbished the restaurant and hosted a cocktail on Monday night to celebrate.

16 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Year of the Rat

A set of special stamps on the theme of the Year of the Rat will be issued on January 26. Hongkong Post said the stamps show three-dimensional images of the animals against a background of silver foliage. A stamp sheetlet with two stamps, a pig and a rat, would also be available at all 37 philatelic offices, Postmaster General Tam Wing-pong said.

8 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Focus on British royalty in new stamps

Stamps featuring Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Canadian Christmas cheer and the Communist Party's 17th National Congress are just some of the philatelic products on sale in post offices from Thursday. The collectible stamps come from the mainland, Australia, Canada, Macau, New Zealand, Portugal and Britain. Prices range from HK$5 to more than HK$100.

18 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Mounting costs will not affect postage fees

Hongkong Post has no plans to increase postage fees despite increasing competition and mounting costs.

Postmaster General Tam Wing-pong, who attended a ceremony held yesterday to launch a new set of Christmas stamps, said: 'We are facing mounting pressure from our work now as the operation costs have gone up and competition has grown vigorous.

12 Oct 2007 - 12:00am