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of this 'Hongkong Post' gift set, which contains three Euro V
engined Enviro500s, was announced in July 2013.
The following is an extract from their press release dated 7th July
a long history, Hong Kong buses have been providing convenient and
reliable services to citizens in Hong Kong since the 1920s. The popular
transportation keeps pace with times and evolves in terms of
appearance, carrying capacity, comfort level as well as environmental
friendliness all these years. Nowadays, buses have become one of the
indispensable means of transport for Hong Kong people.
Post is pleased to present a “Hong Kong Buses Stamp Sheetlets with Bus
Models Prestige Gift Set” which comes with a $5 stamp sheetlet, a $20
stamp sheetlet and a set of three 1:76 Enviro 500 Euro V bus models. In
the $20 stamp sheetlet, lenticular printing effect is applied to the
stamp. Three Euro V buses set against the background of Victoria
Harbour in day, at twilight and at night respectively are imprinted on
the stamp to symbolise Hong Kong Buses serving the public round the
clock. The routes of the 1:76 Enviro 500 Euro V bus models (Citybus:
Route 619, KMB: Route 47X and NWFB: Route 18P) are first ever launched
in Hong Kong, making the set a precious collectible that cannot be
The order deadline for this stamp product is 24 July 2013."
Orders outstripped supply and this set is difficult to find, having
on 25th September 2013. The two other models in the set are Citybus
8128 (80819) and Kowloon
Motor Bus ATEE5 (39421).
was the first Euro V engined 12-metre Enviro500 for New World First
Bus, being the first of a batch of twenty-four. It was first
undergoing tests on 24th January 2011 and was