Stamp Issue "Chinese Furniture"
08/11/2017 15:30


Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau will issue the stamp theme “Chinese Furniture” on 10th November, 2017. Chinese furniture has developed and reached its peak during the Ming and Qing Dynasties: sophisticated craftsmanship, rigorous structure with great varieties. Also, the decorative techniques: inlay, embedment, carving, engraving and painting, have accomplished an exquisite standard; they complement the overall beauty of furniture, and serve as the icing on the cake.

This issue includes a set of four stamps and one souvenir sheet. The stamps illustrate four rare treasures of Chinese furniture including: the yellow rosewood painting desk with carving of waves and dragon pattern; the Tai-Shi chair in zitan wood with cloisonné (enamel) inlay; the rosewood armchairs with mother-of-pearl inlay and craved with dragon and phoenix; the gold painted zitan screen with embedded jade and carving of dragon and cloud. The stamp illustrates on the souvenir sheet is the rosewood canopy bed, the embedded colourful luminescent mother-of-pearl (The Eight Immortals) carving on the front of this bed as the pattern showed around the souvenir sheet, its embedding technique was superb, the portraits of those characters were vivid and life-like.

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 5,500
First Day Cover with Souvenir Sheet 17.00 patacas 5,500
Information Brochure 6.50 patacas 9,500
Information Brochure with Stamps 21.50 patacas
Information Brochure with Souvenir Sheet 18.50 patacas

The composition of this issue is designed by Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau, and the text of the information brochure is written by the Hua Xia International (Macau) Art Exhibition Center Limited.

This is the tenth 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, “150th Anniversary of the Birth of Camilo Pessanha” on 07/09/2017, and “Lotus Flower” on 09/10/2017.

Technical Data of Stamp "CHINESE FURNITURE"

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