Hongkong Post Issued a set of stamps based on the theme of "Football Hong Kong, China - Brazil Joint Issue". Football has long been recognised and accepted as a universal sport. It is a popular pastime for people from all walks of life in Hong Kong as well as a source of national pride and passion in Brazil. Therefore decided to capture the worldwide enthusiasm for soccer in a special stamp issue in collaboration with Brazil Post - the 10th event of this nature undertaken by Hongkong Post. Official first day covers priced at $1 each put on sale at all post offices while stamps and associated philatelic products will go on display at the General Post Office, Tsim Sha Tsui Post Office, Tsuen Wan Post Office and Sha Tin Central Post Office from the same day.
Hongkong Post has also produced a Prestige Gift Set featuring a 24K gold plated football mounted on a black wood base attached with stamps housed in a matted black box decorated with a gold foiled and embossed icon.With traditional elegance and modern design, the Prestige Gift Set is an ideal collection item for philately lovers and soccer fans. Information about this special stamp issue and associated philatelic products may be obtained from the website of Hongkong Post at (http://www.hongkongpost.com/.