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Hong Kong Machin Definitives (1992 - 1997)

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Posted 09/26/2021   02:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The second souvenir sheet advertising the "Hong Kong '97" was issued on 18 May 1996. Like its predecessor, the sheet shows an old view of Hong Kong and several historical cancellations. It was printed in lithography by Johan Enschedé, again on OBA-free non-phosphorised paper. The $10 stamp was printed in sapphire blue, signal green, and black.

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The Hong Kong Post Office issued the third and final of the souvenir sheets advertising the Hong Kong '97 stamp exhibition on 16 October 1996. Like the preceding two souvenir sheets in the series, it showed a view of Hong Kong with historic cancellations. It was printed in lithography by Johan Enschedé on OBA-free non-phosphorised paper. The $10 stamp was printed in apple green, carmine, and black.

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On 29 October 1996, the Hong Kong Post Office issued another souvenir sheet. This celebrated the achievements of Hong Kong's athletes at the 26th. Olympiad in Atlanta, USA. The souvenir sheet shows Lee Lai-shan (San San). She was the first athlete from Hong Kong to win gold at an Olympiad. She did so in the women's windsurfing event.

The souvenir sheet was printed in lithography by Johan Enschedé on OBA-free non-phosphorised paper. The $10 stamp was printed in the normal brownish colours. The Deegam handbook mentions it was printed in red-brown, cinnamon, and black. These are also the colours listed for the sheet issued in 1994 for the Conference of Commonwealth Postal Administrations.

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The final three souvenir sheets appeared on 14 February 1997. The were sheets numbers 7, 8, and 9 in the "Hong Classics Series." The three sheets also appeared with an illustrated border in the "Hong Kong Past & Present" prestige stamp book issued on the same day. All three miniature sheets and the prestige book were printed in lithography by Johan Enschedé on OBA-free non-phosphorised paper. Each sheet contained six small-format stamps with one or two yellow phosphor bars.

Miniature sheet number 7 depicts stamps the Hong Kong Post Office issued in 1990 to commemorate the 150th. anniversary of electrity in Hong Kong. It contained two $5 stamps with a single centre phosphor bar and four $1.30 stamps with two side phosphor bars.

Miniature sheet number 8 depicts stamps the Hong Kong Post Office issued in 1991 to commemorate its 150th. anniversary. It contained four $3.10 stamps with a single centre phosphor bar and two $1.60 stamps with two side phosphor bars.

Miniature sheet number 9 depicts stamps the Hong Kong Post Office issued in 1991 to commemorate the 100th. anniversary of public transport in Hong Kong. It contained four $2.50 stamps with a single centre phosphor bar and two $2.10 stamps with two side phosphor bars.



Below image shows the fluorescent reaction of the words "HONG KONG" and the yellow phosphor bars under a long-wave uv lamp.



On 30 June 1997, the British Crown handed Hong Kong over to the People's Republic of China.

This concludes my presentation of the 1992-1997 Hong Kong Machins. Please, feel free to add to this thread.
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You have single-handedly given me a new appreciation for Hong Kong Machins. What I particularly like is the soft colors they chose to use, the $1.60 reminds me of some kind of watermelon bubblegum where you chew a hard green shell and get to the soft bubblegum pink inside. Inspired by these posts I just got a few of these souvenir sheets on eBay yesterday. Cheers!
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@oldboldandbrash

Good to read the thread has rekindled your interest in these stamps.
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