Stamp Issue “10th Anniversary of The Historic Centre of Macao as World Heritage”
10/06/2015 12:30


The Historic Centre of Macao was inscribed on the UNESCO’s prestigious “World Heritage List” on 15th July 2005; it was the 31st world heritage site of China inscribed on the list. To celebrate its 10th anniversary of the successful enlistment, Macao Post will issue the stamp theme “10th Anniversary of the Historic Centre of Macao as World Heritage” on 15th July, 2015.

This issue includes a set of four stamps and one souvenir sheet, the sites of Sam Kai Vui Kun (Kuan Tai Temple), Cathedral, Holy House of Mercy, Lou Kau Mansion and Senado Square in the “Historic Centre of Macao” are selected as the stamp images. The themes include Chinese style houses and Western architecture, Chinese temples and Western churches that co reside, charitable organizations and business buildings that stand side by side. Vivid and energetic Chinese and Portuguese characters, in addition to various folk and festive elements are all depicted in the representations. The fusion of Sino-Western culture is demonstrated, alongside the harmonious landscape, in Macao’s all-embracing community, showcasing its variety of different religions, cultures and customs.

The above issue will be available for sale at the Macao Post Headquarters, from 9:00a.m. to 5:30p.m., the “Rua do Campo” Post Office, from 9:00a.m. to 7:00p.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 4,500
First Day Cover with Souvenir Sheet 17.00 patacas 4,500
Information Brochure 6.50 patacas 6,500
Information Brochure with Stamps 21.50 patacas
Information Brochure with Souvenir Sheet 18.50 patacas
Set of 4 Postcards 10.00 patacas 4,000
Set of 4 Maximum Cards 25.00 patacas

The stamp designers of this issue are Mr. Victor Hugo Marreiros and Mr. Leong Chi Hang, and the text of the information brochure is written by the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government.

This is the tenth issue in 2015.

Technical Data of Stamp “10th Anniversary of the Historic Centre of Macao as World Heritage”

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