Issued by Item code
Hong Kong HK19980104 ST 1_30 1
Issue No. of stamps in issue Catstamps in issue
1998 Year of the Tiger 6 (4 designs) 6
Item type Issue date Face value
Stamp 4 Jan 1998 1.30
Sheet size Colours Perforation Design/motive
50 - 2 panes of 25
MS with full set (4 stamps)
Multicolored 13.5 Tiger embroidery
Designed by KAN Tai-keung
Catalogue numbers
Item size Scott SG Michel YT
27.94 x 44.45 mm 807 915 834A
Print run Paper Printing
Unwatermarked Litho by Ashton-Potter (Canada) Ltd.
Other catstamps in issue Related items Categories
HK19980104 ST 1_30 2
HK19980104 ST 2_50
HK19980104 ST 3_10 1
HK19980104 ST 3_10 2
HK19980104 ST 5D
HK19980104 MS
HK19980104 BK
HK19980104 FDC Set
HK19980104 FDC MS
HK19980104 FDC BK
HK19980104 PSE
HK19980211 FRA
Wild Cats
Year of the Tiger (Lunar Zodiac)
Stylized and Cartoon Tigers
The booklet stamp (HK19980104 ST 1_30 2) is distinguishable from sheet/MS stamp by being perforated 14.5.

There is to our knowledge no way of distinguishing stamps from sheets and the MS (except if you have pairs).

A stamp of nearly identical design to the $1.30 value was also issued in a Lunar Zodiac set issued Feb 21 1999. It is distinguishable from this stamp by not having the year 1998 in the design.

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Update history
22 Oct 2006 Geir Arveng