Sunday, 16 February 2014

Hong Kong and China - Sunday Stamps

Hong  Kong became a British Colony after the First Opium War (1839-1842). It remained under British Control until 1997 before being handed over to China. I am able to show stamps when the island was British.

Hong Kong (British)
And from when it became part of China.

Hong Kong, China
This is an Asian bird I hadn't heard of before, I found one on You Tube which I thought I would include.

For other Chinese stamps you need to fly over to Viridian's Sunday-stamps-158.


Jo said...

The Queen looks so young in those pictures. Love the Bulbul.

Hawwa said...

The stamps of the Queen written in Chinese seem very exotic to me...

viridian said...

Thank you for participating today!
I see you already have your badge up for the A to Z blogging challenge. I think I will do it again this year also.

Heleen said...

How interesting to see stamps from two different eras.
And I love the Bulbul - in the west of Asia there's also a Bulbul, but I am told that it's different from this one (more like a nightingale). Thank you for adding the Bulbul movie, so nice to hear the bird's singing!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

1997 seems so recent until I actually work it out. Showing my age - like the queen. :)

Joy said...

The Annigoni portrait is the perfect choice, no wonder it still used even on recent stamps.