Getting "local snacks” at Hong Kong post offices

Local | 8 Apr 2021 1:51 pm

Stamp collectors can soon bring home a set of “local snacks” including fishballs, buttered pineapple buns back home from local post offices. Yes, you heard it right.

Hongkong Post will unveil a set of six stamps and a stamp sheetlet on April 22, under the theme of "Local Snacks in Hong Kong", featuring an array of appetizing favorites.

The special stamps will feature six traditional delicacies including fishballs, candy and coconut wrap, stuffed three treasures, stewed skewers and all sorts of local favorites.

According to the stamp designer, the stamps and stamp sheetlet are specially printed with an embossing technique that creates a stunningly three-dimensional effect for the snacks, as if putting them close at hand, allowing viewers to feast one's eyes on a veritable banquet of local delicacies.

The presentation pack is even modeled into a pack of egg waffles, designed with an element of a brown paper bag in a retro style.

Starting from April 22, this set of special stamps and associated philatelic products - a first day cover, mint stamps, a stamp sheetlet, a mini-pane, a presentation pack, a collector card and serviced first day covers will be placed on sale at post offices.

To know more, visit the Hongkong Post Stamps website.

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