Monkey on stamps

Updated: 2016-01-29 17:04


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Monkey on stamps

Artwork on this Hong Kong postage stamp includes a monkey holding a longevity peach. It’s one of four stamps in a special Year of the Monkey set. [Photo/Xinhua]

Hong Kong

To usher in the Year of the Monkey in 2016, Hong Kong Post issued a special set of four stamps. It’s the fifth set in the fourth Lunar New Year special stamp issue series to highlight the theme of New Year celebration, this time with monkey motifs, Jan 16, 2016.

The four stamps depict a monkey’s playful character and the vibrancy of the New Year through different art forms, including colored glass, embroidery, silverware and a Beijing opera mask paper-cut. One of the two stamp sheets is printed on silk, capturing the festive spirit of the Lunar New Year.