Stamp Issue "Lotus Flower"
06/10/2017 15:19


Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau will issue the stamp theme “Lotus Flower” on 9th October, 2017. Macao is often referred to as “Blessed Land of Lotus”. Since the peninsula is like a lotus shape, the land connection with Mainland China is called “Lotus stem”. In the Geographical Map of the “Gazetteer of Xiangshan County”, this landmark has long been recorded. Macao residents have a deep affection knotted with lotus, which is favoured by the people. Lotus represents the pursuit of harmonious and brilliant life, at the same time it becomes the symbol of Macao.

This issue includes a set of four stamps and one souvenir sheet. The famous artist in Macao, Mr. Lei Tak Seng, has showcased the charming posture of lotus flower by means of Chinese painting with modern design, which undoubtedly filled with his deepest affection towards Macao. Through adoption of compatible skill and artistic conception, the image of lotus being illustrated by ink and colour has become the content of the stamp, manifesting the confidence towards the Chinese culture. Since the stamp can help to “Express feelings and messages”, it is believed that it can publicise Macao, as well as its lotus art and culture.

The above issue will be available for sale at the General Post Office 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 300,000
Sheetlet 60.00 patacas
Souvenir Sheet 12.00 patacas 300,000
First Day Cover with Stamps 20.00 patacas 5,000
First Day Cover with Souvenir Sheet 17.00 patacas 5,000
Information Brochure 6.50 patacas 5,500
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 designer of this issue is Mr. Lei Tak Seng, and the text of the information brochure is written by the Macao Lotus Cultural Association, Mr. Ieong Tou Hong and Mr. Chan Kai Chon.

This is the ninth theme in 2017. The previous issued stamps are “Lunar Year of the Rooster” on 05/01/2017, “Macao: Back to Common Roots” on 10/02/2017, “Traditional Chinese Culture” on 01/03/2017, the label stamp “Lunar Year of the Rooster” on 17/05/2017, “Chinese Opera – Farewell My Concubine” on 08/06/2017, “Social Welfare Services of Macao” on 03/07/2017, “90th Anniversary of the Founding of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army” on 01/08/2017, “Tung Sin Tong – 125 Years of Society Solidarity” on 08/08/2017, and “150th Anniversary of the Birth of Camilo Pessanha” on 07/09/2017.

Technical Data of Stamp “LOTUS FLOWER”

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