Thursday, October 14, 2010
Hong Kong Postmark Series
This is an old pictorial postmark I found in my stack of old letters. Hong Kong 1997 Stamp Exhibition. Posted from Kowloon, Hong Kong on 7am, 11 Jan 1997. Noticed the Queen Elizabeth II definitive stamp was used, 6 six months prior to the Hong Kong, sovereignty from UK transferred to mainland China on 1 July 1997. After the transferred, there was a new set of definitive stamps replaced the Queen series. Nevertheless, the Queen series still valid for postage. Red color postbox with "ER II" symbol gradually replaced with the new designed green color post box.