Special Stamps by Hongkong

\"\"Hongkong Post will release two stamp sheetlets, \”Mainland Scenery Series No. 10 – Dunhuang Grottoes\” and \”The Complete Mainland Scenery Series\”,  together with associated philatelic products on 2nd August 2011.Stamp sheetlets based on the theme of Mainland scenery have been issued since 2002 to introduce magnificent geographical landscapes and majestic historical landmarks in China. Since its debut with \”Hukou Waterfall\”, this series has been immensely popular over the years among both philatelists and those interested in cultural heritage.It will now be concluded by \”Dunhuang Grottoes\”, depicting a cluster of five cave sites, of which the Mogao Caves are the oldest in history, the grandest in scale and the richest in content.\"\"

The Mogao Caves provide sanctuary for some 2 000 painted statues and 45 000 square metres of murals, and were declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation as a World Heritage Site in 1987.For those who might have missed some earlier issues and to celebrate the success of this classical theme, Hongkong Post has produced a sheetlet that captures at a glance all the Mainland scenes covered in the series.

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2 Responses to Special Stamps by Hongkong


    Ten distinctly different stamps on a single miniature sheet.
    In India we have now become used to see miniature sheets with
    stamps that share their main design elements ( so unlike the
    UPU Miniature sheet of 1974 ) which is kind of BORING. For Example-Geet Govinda Miniature sheet, Indian Spices, Women of India & Fairs of India etc…. At least vary STAMP’S sizes. India Post should learn from HongKong Post!!

  2. R.K.MISHRA,LALA says:

    Good stamps over Buddha theme detailing the life cycle of Buddhism.

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