02/07/2008 00:00


The first joint issue between Macao Post and Singapore Post with the stamp theme “Local Delights” will be released on 4th July, 2008, this set of stamps will also be available at the Singapore Post booth during the Singapore Food Festival. With a set of 8 stamps which illustrate the local food of Macao: “Yangzhou fried rice”, “Crispy fried chicken”, “Carne de porco à Alentejana”, “Lombo de bacalhau braseado em lascas” and the local food of Singapore: “Hainanese chicken rice”, “Laksa” and “Roti Prata” and “Satay”. The souvenir sheet is featuring the “Clay pot rice” from Macao and “Chilli crab” from Singapore.

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 registered mail service for the above philatelic products will be available on the issue date at the above locations. The philatelic products are as follows:

Philatelic Products Selling Price Quantity
Set of 8 Stamps 20.00 patacas 250,000
Sheetlet 40.00 patacas
Souvenir Sheet 10.00 patacas 250,000
First Day Cover with Stamps 24.50 patacas 4,500
First Day Cover with Souvenir Sheet 14.50 patacas 4,500
Information Brochure 5.00 patacas 6,000
Information Brochure with Stamps 25.00 patacas
Information brochure with Souvenir Sheet 15.00 patacas

Macao Post will also release a Presentation Pack of First Day Cover with the above stamp theme, it contains a set of 2 first day covers, each affixed with 4 Macao stamps and 4 Singapore stamps. The total issue quantity is 5,000 packs, this pack is priced at MOP72.00. The stamp’s face values for these two first day covers are as follows:

First Day Cover – Design 1:
Contains 2 sets of 8 stamps featuring the local foods of Macao, with 2 stamps at MOP1.50 each, 2 stamps at MOP3.50 each and 4 stamps at SGD0.26 each.

First Day Cover – Design 2: Contains 2 sets of 8 stamps featuring the local foods of Singapore, with 2 stamps at MOP1.50 each, 2 stamps at MOP3.50 each and 4 stamps at SGD0.65 each.

The stamp designers for this issue are Mr. Thomas Au Man Hou and Mr. Carlos Gonçalves, and the text for the information brochure is written by the Singapore Post, Mr. Manuel António Geraldes of Macau Military Club and Mr. Lok Pó.

This is the fifth issue in 2008. The issued stamps are as “Lunar Year of the Rat” on 23/01/2008; “I Ching, Pa Kua VI” on 01/03/2008; “Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch Relay” on 03/05/2008 and “Legends and Myths VIII” on 02/06/2008.

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