There are two days left for our lucky stamp auction. The top bid remains at the auspicious figure of $88,888.88, set last Wednesday and a phenomenal 10 times our reserve price of $8,888. Time is running out for you to put in your own lucky bid for our unique Christmas gift - and give a huge boost to Operation Santa Claus. The once-in-a-century, 80-pfennig stamp was issued at 8am, on 8/8/1988 in Blindheim in Bavaria, Germany. The town's postal code is 8888. The first-day cover of the rare stamp issue has drawn huge interest in Hong Kong after being donated by Austrian resident here Erwin Hardy. Our auction closes at 5pm on Tuesday. Send bids by e-mail only with your name, address and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org . The highest bid by 5pm each day will be published in the City section the next day. The winning bid will be announced in the Post on Thursday. All proceeds go to Operation Santa Claus. For more details, e-mail email@example.com .