~80% of these covered were gathered from my family collection. Stamp collecting in my family started with my great grandfather
These stamps were bought the day it was released by my father and other relatives. Luckily, they were able to save these and
Most of these stamps were bought from eBay. I was lucky to have gotten the whole set of the Queen Victoria collection from a stamp dealer at a local stamp show.
Hong Kong, a fishing community, is under China's rule. Nevertheless, at the time, Hong Kong was lightly populated and was largely ignored by Chinese officials.
On this date, the Treaty of Nanking was signed, marking the start of British Rule.
At this time, China's Premier Deng Xiaoping invited Hong Kong's governor Murray MacLehose to Beijing. Deng told MacLehose that China might take over Hong Kong by 1997 but it would respect Hong Kong's special status.
This meeting marked first ocassion high level talks on Hong Kong Sovereignty between Britain and Hong Kong.
Chinese Premier Deng Xiaoing meets Britain's prime minister Margaret Thatcher. Deng stood firm on his intention of taking back Hong Kong. Thatcher tried to hold her line by saying that China would violate the international treaty if China tried to take the Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is officially handed over to the People's Republic of China. China pledges to take care of Hong Kong under their "one country, two systems" mantra.
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