A set of special stamps on the theme of “Characters in Jin Yong’s Novels”, with associated philatelic products.
Mr Louis Cha began weaving his martial arts world under the pseudonym “Jin Yong” in 1955 and his martial arts novels were serialised in several local newspapers. By 1972, he had written 15 immensely popular novels that are still devoured today by readers around the world. In his well-constructed martial arts fiction, Jin Yong fuses Chinese history with the legendary jianghu, the underworld of martial arts masters, and creates a myriad of unique and distinctive characters. His works have provided infinite inspirations for movies, television series and comics. A number of unforgettable characters in Jin Yong’s world of martial arts come to life in this set of six stamps and a stamp sheetlet issued by Hongkong Post.
Mr LEE Chi-ching, a renowned comic artist, was invited to draw the characters from Jin Yong’s martial arts novels using traditional Chinese painting techniques, and stamp designer Mr Gideon LAI then turned these beautiful illustrations into stamps. Moreover, a pale gold backdrop is used to add an exquisite and elegant touch to the stamps. Jin Yong’s oeuvre transcends geographical and temporal boundaries, and has captured the hearts of Chinese readers the world over for generations. This set of special stamps embodies the essence of Jin Yong’s novels, enabling us to immerse ourselves in his fascinating martial arts world.