Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Flock Stamps - Rat, Ox, Tiger and Rabbit


Hongkong Post presented its first and second sets on flock stamps on Chinese zodiac animals in 2003 and 2007 respectively.

This issue is the third set of flock stamps on Rat, Ox, Tiger and Rabbit.

Lunar New Year, the important festival for the Chinese, is a time for reunion with family and friends. This remarkable flock stamps bring forth joy and warm, an aura typical of this Spring Festival.


TECHNICAL DETAILS

Date of Issue : 22 Jan 2011
Denomination : 4 x HK$10
Stamp Size : 28mm x 45mm
Paper : Unwatermarked with Flock Surface
Printing Process : Lithography

A LIL' NOTE

As the name suggests, flock stamps are printed on flock paper. Flock paper is a paper that is patterned by sizing, and then coated with powders of wool or cotton.

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