“Old Master Q” Special Stamps
Immensely popular with the Chinese community since the 1960s, the “Old Master Q” comics have entertained generations in Hong Kong and won the hearts of young and old alike. Hongkong Post issues a set of eight stamps and two stamp sheetlets themed on “Old Master Q” to pay tribute to these classic Hong Kong comics.
Themed on a local colloquial expression “Enjoying Shopping, Movies and Cuisines” (“行街睇戲、食飯幾味”), the set of eight stamps, each with a denomination of $2, features the characters of the comics with iconic spots and landmarks in the background, and retains a local sense of humour along with short idiomatic phrases that all sound familiar. Different motifs of the “Old Master Q” characters are also printed on the gummed back of each of the stamp sheets to add to the enjoyment.
The $10 and $20 stamp sheetlets show the five Old Master Q characters journeying on a tram, shoulder to shoulder, through the streets of Hong Kong, depicting the theme of “Enjoying Shopping, Movies and Cuisines” that echoes with the often mischievous style of the comics. The hot foil stamping effect on the Old Master Q logo and the signature of the author WONG Chak signify the unique collectible value of the $20 stamp sheetlet.
Authorised by OMQ ZMedia Ltd.
Official First Day Covers at $1.30 each will be put on sale at all post offices from 21 November 2019. Advance orders for servicing self-provided covers will be accepted at all philatelic offices from 21 November 2019 to 27 November 2019.
Stamp products include mint stamps (gummed), stamp sheets (gummed), stamp sheetlet (gummed), stamp sheetlet (special printing effect) (gummed), presentation pack, postage prepaid picture cards (air mail) and reel stamps. Serviced first day cover is also available at the philatelic offices on the issue day only.