Stamp Issue "Chinese Classical Poetry – Ballad of Mulan"
05/04/2016 15:35


Macao Post will issue the stamp theme “Chinese Classical Poetry – Ballad of Mulan” on 8th April, 2016. The Ballad of Mulan is also known as the Poem of Mulan, is a long narrative folk song, which spread across the north during the Southern and Northern Dynasties Period (420 - 589) in China; it is a representative work of “Yuefu Folksongs” in the Northern Dynasty. Together with “The Peacock Flies Southeast”, they are called “The Two Jades of Yuefu Folksongs” in the history of Chinese Literature.

This issue includes a set of four stamps and one souvenir sheet, portrays the legendary story of the young Mulan who disguised as a warrior and took his father’s place in the army. The themes of the stamps are: “Mulan decides to replace his father in the army”, “A heroine in the war”, “Refusing the honours and returning home” and “Revelation of the heroine identity”.

To highlight the stamp exhibition of Portuguese-Brazilian to be held in the city of Viana do Castelo, Portugal, between 26th April and 1st May, 2016, the souvenir sheet of this issue carries the logo of stamp exhibition “XXII LUBRAPEX”.

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 Stamps 15.00 patacas 650,000
Sheetlet 60.00 patacas
Souvenir Sheet 12.00 patacas 650,000
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
Set of 4 Postcards 10.00 patacas 4,000
Set of 4 Maximum Cards 25.00 patacas

The stamp designer of this issue is Ms. Poon Kam Ling, and the text of the information brochure is written by Mr. Yin Degang.

This is the fourth theme in 2016. The previous issued stamps are “Lunar Year of the Monkey” on 22/01/2016, the label stamp “Lunar Year of the Monkey” on 22/02/2016, “Scenery of the Imperial Palace in Beijing” on 01/03/2016, and “325th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Public Security Police Force” on 14/03/2016.


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