Stamp Issue “110th Anniversary of the Birth of Xian Xinghai”
11/06/2015 15:35


Xian Xinghai is one of China’s most outstanding musicians of the 20th century, was born in a poor fisherman and sailor’s home in Macao in 1905. This year is the 110th anniversary of the birth of Xian Xinghai, to commemorate this great Chinese musician, Macao Post will issue the stamp theme “110th Anniversary of the Birth of Xian Xinghai” on 13th June, 2015. This issue includes a set of four stamps and one souvenir sheet, the stamps depict the four stages of his life: birth in Macao in 1905; studies in Paris in 1934; time as a conductor in Yanan in 1939 and his passing in Moscow in 1945, the respective background colors of emerald green, olive green, vermilion and purple highlight Xian’s different body postures and his forty years of glorious musician’s life; the superimposition of the figures on the four-colored connected background on the souvenir sheet gives prominence to the musician’s heroic posture of holding the baton in hope of giving people the feel of the Yellow River’s magnificent and imposing rhythm and melody.

The above issue will be available for sale at the Macao Post Headquarters, from 9:00a.m. to 5:30p.m., the Maritime Ferry Terminal Post Office and the Airport Post Office, from 10:00a.m. to 7:00p.m., and the Communications Museum, from 9:30a.m. to 5:30p.m. The mail service for the relative philatelic products cancelled with the commemorative postmark will be available on the issue date at the above locations. The philatelic products are as follows:

Philatelic Products Selling Price Quantity
Set of 4 Stamps 15.00 patacas 300,000
Sheetlet 60.00 patacas  
Souvenir Sheet 12.00 patacas 300,000
First Day Cover with Stamps 20.00 patacas 4,000
First Day Cover with Souvenir Sheet 17.00 patacas 4,000
Information Brochure 6.50 patacas 6,000
Information Brochure with Stamps 21.50 patacas  
Information Brochure with Souvenir Sheet 18.50 patacas  

The stamp designer of this issue is Mr. Carlos Marreiros, and the text of the information brochure is written by Mr. Lei Kun Teng.

This is the seventh issue in 2015. The previous issued stamps are “Lunar Year of the Goat” on 05/01/2015, the label stamp “Lunar Year of the Goat” on 28/01/2015, “110th Anniversary of Rotary International” on 16/02/2015, “Mainland Scenery VI” on 01/03/2015, “25 Years of AICEP” on 27/04/2015 and “Macao Wetlands” on 05/05/2015.

Technical Data of Stamp "110th Anniversary of the Birth of Xian Xinghai"

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