The United Nations Postal Administration will be issuing the 2011 Endangered Species stamps on 7 September 2011.
The issue consist of 12 stamps, 3 maximum cards and a special silk cover.
The first post office in Hong Kong was opened on 25 August 1841. Hong Kong Post will be issuing a souvenir sheet this August 25 to celebrate the 170th anniversary.
The $10 stamp depicts a red Victorian pillar box and a modern posting box. The background of the sheet show images of the old and current general post office.
The hummingbird on the right of the sheet “symbolises innovation and improvement in our service delivery to the world”.
Te Puna Whaiora – the New Zealand Foundation for Child and Family Health and Development – specialises in helping at-risk children aged five to 12 to overcome barriers to healthy lifestyles. The 10-cent surcharge on each stamp in this issue goes directly to Te Puna Whaiora’s seven Children’s Health Camps throughout New Zealand.
Date of issue: 6 July 2011