One of the flower themed postcards [Photo provided to Newsgd.com]
In order to better demonstrate Guangzhou’s unique charm, a set of 12 flower themed postcards were also released at the ceremony. The twelve flowers featured on the postcards are the kapok (the city flower of Guangzhou), peach blossom, bauhinia, Mucuna birdwoodiana, michelia alba, crape myrtle, delonix regia, sunflower, lotus, bougainvillea, Ceiba insignis, and plum blossom.
The postcards have been designed by Wu Guanying, the principal designer of the mascot ‘Fuwa’ for the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games.
Only limited sets have been printed, the fewest in history and each set costs 2.4 yuan (35 US cents).
The above mentioned stamps and postcards, along with many other collectibles, are available at post offices throughout the city and a few other selected locations. You can find out more about the stamps, postcards and related themed activities via the following Guangzhou Post Office’s official WeChat accounts ‘微邮筒’, ‘广州邮政’ and ‘广州邮政集邮’ or via the hotline number 11185.
(Author: Monica Liu; Editor: Simon Haywood)