Six angles on new leases of life

Central Station | 21 Apr 2017

Stamp collectors and others can enjoy old city views with Hong Kong Post launching a second series of "Revitalization of Historic Buildings."

The six stamps are printed with a "hot foil effect" to highlight characteristics of buildings given a new lease of life.

The projects and stamps are Viva Blue House (HK$1.70), Oi! (HK$2.20), Green Hub (HK$2.90), Stone Houses Family Garden (HK$3.10), PMQ (HK$3.70) and Mallory Street (HK$5).

The buildings are also packed with new technology - or at least the stamps are - with augmented reality technology used for a first time.

By scanning the stamps with the HKPostStamps mobile app 3D models of the buildings are displayed along with details of the structures and 360-degree photographs. A real-time background can also be superimposed, with changes from day to dusk to night.

First-day covers are already available while stamps and associated philatelic products are offered from Tuesday.

The first series was launched in 2013.

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