Sunday, May 24, 2009

"Largest Stamp Mosaic in the World"

Hongkong Post set the New Guinness World Record for the 'Largest Stamp Mosaic'. The Guinness World Record has confirmed that the Stamp Mosaic, measuring 6.45m wide and 3.97m high, with over 69,000 used stamps donated by Hongkong Post staff and 98 overseas postal administrations, created by Hongkong Post on 30 August 2005 is the largest stamp mosaic in the world.

This extraordinary and unprecedented result was achieved through the dedication and teamwork of all participating staff and their families. This successful attempt has gained another World Record entry for Hong Kong and the avant-garde initiative demonstrates not only the team spirit and creativity of Hongkong Post, but also the solidarity among postal administrations.

In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Post Office Trading Fund, for the first time in Hong Kong, over 1,480 Hongkong Post staff and their families participated in affixing the stamps and created this gigantic stamp mosaic during their spare time. It took almost a year from design to complete. The last piece of the mosaic, depicting the General Post Office with gold-foiled stamps, was inserted jointly by the HKSAR Chief Executive, the Honourable Donald Tsang Yam-Kuen, GBM and the Postmaster General, Mr. Allan Chiang, at the celebration reception on 30 August 2005. The Stamp Mosaic is exhibited for public viewing in the Counter Hall, 1/F of the General Post Office and is also a major attraction for local and tourists alike.