Saturday, January 26, 2013

Hong Kong Issues New Lunar New Year Stamp Series with Dragon and Snake Sheetlet

First Day of Issue: January 26, 2013 - Hong Kong

Hong Kong has launched a new Lunar New Year Animals series with a sheetlet of two stamps depicting the Dragon and Snake.

The end of the Year of the Dragon ushers in a blissful Year of the Snake. In traditional Chinese culture, the Dragon is a sacred and auspicious creature which represents might and nobility, while the Snake is a symbol of fortune and longevity signifying good harvest and fertility.

Different from the last series, the Dragon stamp is hot-foiled with silver while the Snake stamp is affixed with the first-ever 22K gold-plated lace metal.

Learn more at: Hongkong Post

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