11 January 2020
Lunar New Year: Year of the Rat
Press Release announcing the 2020 Stamp Programme (14 October 2019)
The following is from Hong Kong Stamps’ webpage 2020 Stamps Issuing Programme and Introduction:
Rolling out the red carpet for the Year of the Rat, the ninth of Hongkong Post’s fourth Lunar New Year special stamp series features clay, embroidery, ceramic and glass crafts of this brainy and agile creature, echoing the theme on the celebration of this festive season. This issue is accompanied by a paper stamp sheetlet and silk stamp sheetlet that highlight the festivity and vivacity of the new year.
Design: Simon Chung
The issue includes the following items:
In conjunction with the Year of the Rat stamps, on 11 January 2020 Hong Kong Post will issue the “Gold and Silver Stamp Sheetlet of Lunar New Year Animals – Pig / Rat” as pictured above, also designed by Simon Chung. The following is from Hong Kong Stamps’ webpage 2020 Stamps Issuing Programme and Introduction:
The Lunar New Year is upon us. It is time to bid farewell to the Pig and usher in the Rat. Starring these two adorable animals, this sheetlet marks the transition from old to new and gives best wishes for the coming year. The Year of the Pig and the Year of the Rat stamps on the sheetlet are finished in silver hot foil and 22K gold – plating. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, it is ideal both as a gift and for private collection.
Hong Kong Post is also selling the following items for the gold and silver sheetlet: