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Heavy Postcarding

I’m getting ready to send out nineteen cards later this week (and I may arrange a few more swaps before I get to the post office on Friday).  228 more words

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「香港女童軍百周年」特別郵票


二零一六年二月二十二日香港郵政發行「香港女童軍百周年」特別郵票,為了更輕鬆自在享受郵樂,特別請了一天假期。

一如以往,一大清早便到石籬郵政局領取早已訂購的新郵票,之後便到荃灣郵政局製作極限片和首日封。為甚麼要選擇荃灣郵政局呢?原因就是那裡有一位蓋郵戳技術較好的職員!集郵人多少有點完美主義,郵戳清晰與否對一件郵品尤關重要,花點時間走到一間更遠的郵局也是值得。

「香港女童軍百周年」是二零一六年香港郵政發行的第二套新郵票。一套四枚郵票,分別展示香港女童軍不同時期的制服,並以涵蓋服務、品格、體能和技能四個訓練範疇的興趣章圖案為背景,介紹香港女童軍的發展。可是,這套「香港女童軍百周年」郵票無論題材或構圖都不太受郵友和炒家的歡迎,並被嘲諷為二零一六年度「三寶」之一。

其實香港郵政(回歸前稱香港郵政署)已不是首次以「童軍」/「女童軍」為主題發行特別/紀念郵票了。從郵政署於一八六二年發行首套特別/紀念郵票至今,連同這次發行的「香港女童軍百周年」在內,已經是歷年的第五次(過去曾於一九七一、七六、九八和二零零七年發行過「童軍」主題的郵票)。從這一現象或可印證當局在構思特別郵票的主題時,思維某程度上仍跳不出殖民地時代的框框。

女童軍如此冷門的題材,要找到合適的明信片製作極限片,一點也不容易。配合郵票的主題,小鵬在香港女童軍總會的網站成功找到了三張「周年大會操2015暨百周年慶典啟動禮」(二零一五年十一月二十二日)舉行期間拍攝的照片,用來自製明信片。這些照片中參與大會操的女童軍所穿著的制服,分別配搭$1.70郵票——現時香港女童軍的制服;$2.90郵票——一九七零年代小女童軍的制服及$5郵票——一九二零至三零年代中國籍小女童軍的制服來製作極限片。

小鵬更從去年十二月五日舉行的香港女童軍全港賣旗日所使用的旗紙得到靈感。香港女童軍總會為慶祝成立百周年,邀請著名插畫家Chocolate Rain設計的四款女童軍造型插畫,作為旗紙的設計圖案。從一位集郵群組網友得到一張完整的旗紙,決定把旗紙上的四款插畫掃描成電腦圖像,用來自製了四款明信片。按照插畫所穿著的女童軍制服,其中兩款明信片配搭$1.70郵票,另外兩款則分別配搭$2.90郵票和$3.70郵票——一九四零至七零年代深資海女童軍的制服。上述全部極限片均以特別郵戳蓋銷。

此外,小鵬還從香港女童軍總會網站下載了「周年大會操2015暨百周年慶典啟動禮」節目程序小冊子的PDF檔案,再用Adobe Illustrator擷取其封面的Chocolate Rain插畫,自製了另一款明信片,並分別配上$1.70、$2.90和$3.70郵票製作了一些極限片。

Kaiping Diaolou and Villages

Kaiping Diaolou and Villages feature the Diaolou, multi-storeyed defensive village houses in Kaiping, which display a complex and flamboyant fusion of Chinese and Western structural and decorative forms. 142 more words

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Postcards of the Week #3

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how are you today? Another week is over and it’s time to take stock of the postcards I have received this week from 15th – 21st August, 2016. 179 more words

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Postcrossing Meetup Card from Helsinki

I recently received my first Postcrossing meetup card and it’s a beauty.  My trading friend Taimi travelled from her home in Tallinn, Estonia, at the beginning of this month to attend the… 1,228 more words

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Postcards of the Week #2

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how are you? Here in Germany the weather is so lovely these days <3 It’s sunny and warm, maybe a little too hot for my taste. 191 more words

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🚲 August Postcrossing Incoming & Outgoing 🚲

Hello all!

Incoming

Today I received this lovely postcard from Herman in the Netherlands – this is actually the first postcard I have received since I joined the Postcrossing initiative so I was very excited and ran to show my siblings. 177 more words

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