Hongkong Post Monday announced that two special stamp issues would be released during "Hong Kong 2009 -- 23rd Asian International Stamp Exhibition" to be held in the city from May 14 to 17.
To mark the opening of the stamp exhibition, a stamp sheet-let will be issued on May 14. The sheet-let takes the tangram, a puzzle game comprising seven pieces, as its subject. A special printing effect is applied to the stamp and the enclosed screener can be placed on the stamp, and when moved slightly, the hidden pattern and words will come out.
On May 16, Hongkong Post will issue a set of Hong Kong Museums Collection special stamps. This set of stamps, presenting six selected exhibits from the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Art Museum of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, and the University Museum and Art Gallery of The University of Hong Kong, allows people to have a glimpse of the Chinese calligraphy and paintings of celebrated Chinese artists.