Dragonfly Stamps

2000 China Hongkong, Insects


Date of Issue:
16 July 2000
Designer:
Wong Chun Hong
Illustration:
Mike McKeever
Size:
28 x 45 mm
Perforation:
13.5 x 13.25 
(one elliptical perforation on each vertical)
Printing Process:
Litho. 
Format:
Sheet of 25
Printer:
Joh. Enschede Security Printers, Netherlands
Face V.
Design
Quantity
2.50 $
Macromidia ellenae
788,854

The Stamp

The stamp comes from 4 values Insects issue. 

Although Hong Kong covers a small land area, its subtropical climate nourishes a rich and diversified insect fauna. Over 5,000 species of insects have been recorded locally, and many of them are truly beautiful and attractive. A number of which, such as the Yellow-spotted Emerald, are endemic. In addition, 
the stamps are printed in special fine screen that the detail feature and colour of insects can be clearly shown. Moreover, the name of insects were embedded in the stamps by micro-print which adds to their collection value.

This set of special stamps depicts four species of insect found in Hong Kong.  Yellow-spotted Emerald (Macromidia ellenae Wilson),this medium-sized forest dragonfly has distinctive yellow spots on its thorax. It is a predatory insect found in unpolluted forest streams in Pat Sin Leng. It is endemic to Hong Kong.
 

The Miniature Sheetlet

The miniature sheetlet of 4 designs recorded a sales quantity 592,650

The FDC

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