1997 HONG KONG LAST DAY & FIRST DAY STAMP COVERS in COMMEMORATIVE FOLDER
GOLD PEAK 1997 SPECIAL STAMP PACK Commemorating the JULY 1, 1997 HANDOVER of HONG KONG to CHINA.
A lovely hardcover folder with art on the front panel opens to display a LAST DAY STAMP COVER POSTMARKED HONG KONG / JUNE 30, 1997 and a FIRST DAY STAMP COVER POSTMARKED JULY 1, 1997. June 30, 1997 was the last day that Hong Kong was governed by the United Kingdom, and the last day that stamps featuring Queen Elizabeth were usable. July 1, 1997 was the first day that Hong Kong was governed by China, and the first day that the new Hong Kong stamps could be used.
The folder measures 8.5x14.5 inches, the front panel has a lovely art design. The folder opens to present the first day and last day covers that are loosely mounted with clear corner holders. Laid-in the folder is a letter from Victor Lo, the Chairman & Chief Executive of Gold Peak Industries, a Hong Kong based international battery and technology company. The letter describes the "1997 Collectors' Stamp Presentation" which "are issued in a very limited edition".
All is in NEAR FINE condition, lovely.