Complete Set of 6 nos of commemorative postage stamps on the Chinese and Western Wedding Customs :
Issued by Hong Kong
Issued on Jul 23, 2013
Issued for : “As I have held thy hand, so I shall grow old with thee.“ Marriage is a lifelong promise between a man and a woman. It is also an important event in a couple’s life. In Hong Kong where the East meets the West, weddings are characterised by a blend of traditional Chinese etiquette and Western customs. Hongkong Post issues a set of six special stamps on “Chinese and Western Wedding Customs“ which introduces the wedding culture of Hong Kong from various perspectives, highlighting the harmonious mix of Chinese and Western elements.
$1.40 – The newlyweds, in traditional Chinese wedding dress, perform their bows as part of the ceremony.
$1.80 – The groom, in his tuxedo, and the bride, in her wedding gown, exchange their vows.
$2.40 – “Gift Presentation” in traditional Chinese wedding etiquette is very much like a betrothal ceremony.
$2.50 – Cutting a cake at a wedding is a Western tradition.
$3.00 – The red background with dragon and phoenix motifs in Chinese weddings suggests auspiciousness and joyfulness.
$5.00 – Western weddings are usually held in a church or a garden. Decorations are mainly in white.
Designed by : Eric CHAN
Type : Stamps, Mint condition
Watermark : No
Colour : Multicolour
Denomination : 1.40, 1.80, 2.40, 2.50, 3 & 5 Dollar
Stamp Size : 2.80 x 4.50 cms.
Perforation : 13.5 x 13.25 (one elliptical perforation on each vertical)
Paper : Paper with security fibres
Stamp Layout : Pane of 25 stamps
Printer : Joh. Enschedé B.V., the Netherlands
Printing Process : Lithography