From Hongkong Post:
16 January 2016
1. Year of the Monkey
The “Year of the Monkey” issue is the fifth of the fourth Lunar New Year special stamp series of Hongkong Post. The four stamps depict the playful character of the Monkey and the vibrancy of the New Year through different art forms, including coloured glass, embroidery, silverware and Beijing opera mask paper-cut. One of the two stamp sheetlets is printed on silk, capturing the festive spirit of the Lunar New Year.
16 January 2016
1a. Gold and Silver Stamp Sheetlet on Lunar New Year Animals – Ram/Monkey
As the Lunar New Year arrives, the Ram and the Monkey have paired up to join the celebration. This stamp sheetlet presents the Ram in silver foil and the Monkey in 22K gold-plate, making it a precious collectible.
22 February 2016
2. Centenary of Hong Kong Girl Guides
Since its establishment in 1916, the Hong Kong Girl Guides Association has been committed to empowering local girls and young women to become responsible global citizens. This set of four stamps, incorporating the four interest badges (Service, Character, Fitness and Skill) in the background design, commemorates the centenary of the founding of the Association. The stamps also illustrate the history of the Association by featuring the Girl Guides’ uniforms from different periods. The perforation of the souvenir sheet, which depicts the emblem of the Association, is unique in design.
31 March 2016
3. Public Architecture in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is endowed with some outstanding public architecture. This stamp set introduces six award-winning local public architecture, namely, Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, Victoria Park Swimming Pool Complex, Sai Kung Waterfront Park, Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Leisure and Cultural Building, Hong Kong Wetland Park and Electrical and Mechanical Services Department Headquarters. The stamps highlight the key function of each facility with special ink. The set of postage prepaid picture cards has 3-D visual effect.
14 April 2016
4. Centenary of Hong Kong St. John Ambulance Brigade
Established in 1916, Hong Kong St. John Ambulance Brigade provides free first aid and nursing services to the public. This set of four stamps features the Brigade’s ambulance, first aid service, free dental care for the handicapped and youth services. These stamps not only enhance public understanding of the Brigade, but also pay tribute to members of the Brigade for their contribution to the community.
10 May 2016
5. World Heritage in China Series No. 5: The Grand Canal
This fifth stamp sheetlet of the World Heritage in China features the Grand Canal. The Canal, a magnificent example of hydraulic and water transportation engineering works, had 31 sections that connected northern China and southern China. As one of the oldest canals in the world, the Grand Canal facilitated economic and cultural development along its course. The design of the stamp sheetlet echoes the spectacular scenery along the ancient Grand Canal.
8 June 2016
6. Toys of Hong Kong 1940s – 1960s
Toys are children’s best playmates. Different generations have their own favourites. The stamps in this issue feature classic Hong Kong toys in the 1940s – 1960s. With a lacquered-gloss effect, these stamps will evoke many feelings and memories.
6 July 2016
7. 57th International Mathematical Olympiad 2016
The International Mathematical Olympiad is a competition for high school students worldwide. The event, held annually in different countries and regions, provides an opportunity for youngsters under the age of 20 gifted in mathematics to show their mathematical prowess and nurtures the interest of students in mathematics. Hong Kong will host the 57th International Mathematical Olympiad from July 6 to 16, 2016. To mark this event, Hongkong Post will issue a stamp sheetlet. The stamp sheetlet features Ceva’s Theorem and contains a circular stamp depicting a geometric problem that was formulated by Hong Kong and adopted in the 2010 Olympiad.
5 August 2016
8. Games of the XXXI Olympiad Rio 2016
The Games of the XXXI Olympiad will be held from 5 to 21 August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This set of four stamps celebrates this quadrennial sports event. The silhouettes of the sportsmen portray eight games of the Olympiad: six in which the Hong Kong, China Delegation has won or participated, plus the two newly introduced sports of rugby and golf. The dynamic design and the special printing effect of the stamps convey the competitive spirit of the athletes. This stamp set will be issued on the opening day of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad.
6 September 2016
9. A Tribute to Teachers
10 September is designated as Teacher’s Day in Hong Kong. It aims to foster respect and cultivate trust and affection between teachers and students. The four stamps carry chalk drawings on a blackboard, all expressing students’ gratitude towards their teachers.
13 October 2016
10. Hong Kong Hiking Trails Series No. 1: Lantau Trail
This first issue of the Hong Kong Hiking Trails series features 12 stamps on the Lantau Trail. The 70-kilometre trail, with its 12 sections passing through the Lantau Country Park, has fantastic scenery particularly of sunrise and cloudscape.
12 November 2016
11. The 150thAnniversary of the Birth of Dr. SUN Yat-sen
2016 is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Dr. SUN Yat-sen, who received education and developed his revolutionary ideas in Hong Kong. This set of stamps, with four oil paintings of Dr. Sun, follows his footsteps in Hong Kong in different periods, giving us a better understanding of the life and achievements of this prominent figure.
6 December 2016
12. Hong Kong Museums Collection – Pencil Drawings by Mr. KONG Kai-ming
Mr. KONG Kai-ming is a native Hong Kong artist and educator widely acclaimed for his dedication and accomplishments. This new issue in the Hong Kong Museums Collection series contains seven pencil drawings of local streetscape by Mr. Kong during the 1980s and 1990s. Intaglio printing is applied to highlight the fine details of the original artwork.