Stamp Issue "Museums and their Collections V – Maritime Museum"
13/05/2016 15:38


Macao Post issued the stamp themes “The Macao Museum of Art”, “Communications Museum”, “Macao Museum” and “Lin Zexu Memorial Museum of Macao” under the stamp series of “Museums and their Collections” between 2003 and 2014. The fifth series with the stamp theme “Museums and their Collections V – Maritime Museum” will be issued on 18th May, 2016.

The exhibition hall of Maritime Museum has a distinct shape with a sailing ship as its design concept. The Maritime Museum is three-storey high, with maritime activities of China, Portugal and Macao regions as its major line; it is divided into different thematic exhibition areas: Maritime Ethnology Exhibition area, Maritime History Exhibition area and Maritime Technology Exhibition area. The exhibition themes of Maritime Museum do not only reflect Macao’s historical evolution, they also systemically introduce the outstanding achievements made by China and Portugal in the maritime history, indicating the importance of the ocean towards the development of human culture.

This issue includes a set of four stamps and one souvenir sheet, the main collections being illustrated in the four stamp designs include: Divinity Chu Tai Sin, Octant, Tai To Junk and The Black Ship.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 500,000
Sheetlet 60.00 patacas  
Souvenir Sheet 12.00 patacas 500,000
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 Ms. Yu Si, and the text of the information brochure is written by the Maritime Museum – Marine and Water Bureau.

This is the sixth 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, “325th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Public Security Police Force” on 14/03/2016, “Chinese Classical Poetry – Ballad of Mulan” on 08/04/2016, and “Macao Seen by Chan Chi Vai” on 28/04/2016.


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