A cover with a rare $2 stamp on it is expected to fetch up to HK$6 million in an auction this Sunday.
The Chinese stamp is one of only 50 issued with an image of the Peking Hall of Classics mistakenly inverted.Wednesday, 9 January, 2013, 5:17am
Philately may not be a word that trips off too many tongues in Hong Kong, but there are signs that stamp collecting is catching on in this part of the world. Rare stamps can prove a decent hedge against inflation - and buyers with the right knowledge can make good profits.31 Dec 2012 - 4:58am
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?26 Nov 2012 - 2:17am
Sun Yat-sen stamps sell for record HK$5.5m14 Oct 2012 - 4:13am
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
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
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
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
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
Poppy is doing a school project about people with unusual hobbies. She talks to two people. Listen to the interviews and then answer these questions.
1 How does James correct Poppy at the start of the interview?
a. he tells her he doesn't have much time
b. he questions the word she has used to describe his hobby9 May 2011 - 12:00am
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 College19 Oct 2010 - 12:00am
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
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
Just as meticulous as microbiologists are when testing for swine flu, a doctor painstakingly pours over letters written 200 years ago to hunt for clues to pandemics long forgotten.
As he holds a pale yellow envelope from the 18th century close to his face, Andrew Cheung Man-tak searches for five tiny holes.2 Jul 2009 - 12:00am
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