Stamp Issue "Lunar Year of the Monkey (Label Stamp)"
19/02/2016 17:10


Macao Post issued the label stamps “Lunar Year of the Snake”, “Lunar Year of the Horse” and “Lunar Year of the Goat” under the stamp series of Chinese Zodiac between 2013 and 2015. The fourth issue with the stamp theme “Lunar Year of the Monkey” will be issued on 22nd February, 2016, the printing quantity is 1,000,000 label stamps.

Since the Chinese characters “monkey” and “marquis” are homophone, monkeys had long become a mascot that symbolizes official promotion among the people, thus many auspicious patterns were created. Moreover, these images also integrate into modern art and the stamp issues over the years also embodied the features of monkey, which are propitious, wealthy, intelligent and resourceful.

The above issue will be available for sale at the Macao Post Headquarters and the Communications Museum, 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. 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 Label Stamps 13.00 patacas
First Day Cover with Label Stamps 18.00 patacas 5,000
Information Brochure 6.50 patacas 4,000
Information Brochure with Label Stamps 19.50 patacas

On the issue date, the maximum sales quota per queuing customer is 20 sets of label stamps, 3 first day covers with label stamps and 3 information brochures with label stamps. Besides, the following designated automatic stamp vending machines will have a temporary arrangement; the maximum time limit for using the vending machine is 10 minutes for each queuing customer.

- General Post Office
- Communications Museum, Ground Floor
- Rua de Roma – near Block 2 of Hang Kei Garden – NAPE
- Avenida de Venceslau de Morais – between Tai Fung Bank
- Almirante Lacerda Post Office, Av. do Ouvidor Arriaga
- Praça de Ponte e Horta
- Ferry Terminal – Arrival Level
- Avenida de Venceslau de Morais, Mong Ha Post Office

The stamp designer of this issue is Ms. Anita, Fung Pou Chu, and the text of the information brochure is written by Mr. Gong Gang.

This is the first theme in 2016. The theme “Lunar Year of the Monkey” also included the commemorative stamp issued on 22/01/2016.

Technical Data of Label Stamp “Lunar Year of the Monkey”

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