27/08/2010 00:00


The first joint issue between Macao Post and Åland Post, Finland, with the stamp theme of “Church Windows” will be issued on 30th August, 2010. The colorful stained glass windows depict with different topics of bible stories, as a rare of religious art. The stamp issued by Macao Post includes one stamp and one souvenir sheet, the souvenir sheet portrays the work of art “St. Lawrence Church” in Macao, and the “St. Olaf’s Church” in Åland.

The above issue will be available for sale at the Macao Post Headquarters, 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., 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
Stamp 5.50 patacas 200,000
Stamp Sheet 275.00 patacas
Souvenir Sheet 10.00 patacas 200,000
First Day Cover with Stamp 10.00 patacas 4,000
First Day Cover with Souvenir Sheet 14.50 patacas 4,000
Information Brochure 5.00 patacas 6,000
Information Brochure with Stamp 10.50 patacas
Information Brochure with Souvenir Sheet 15.00 patacas

Macao Post and Åland Post are also jointly issue a presentation pack with the above stamp theme, this pack includes the respective souvenir sheet issued by the two administrations, with face values at 10.00 patacas and 1.60 euros respectively; and a joint first day cover affixed with a 5.50 patacas Macao’s stamp and a 0.80 euros Åland’s stamp will be cancelled with the postmarks of the respective administrations. Among the total printing quantity of 6,000 packs, the total of 4,000 packs to be sold in Macao is priced at 85.00 patacas each.

The stamp designer of this issue is Ms. Cecilia Mattsson, and the text of the information brochure is written by the “Câmara Eclesiástica de Macau” and the Åland Post.

This is the seventh issue in 2010. The previous issued stamps are “Lunar Year of the Tiger” on 02/01/2010, “I Ching, Pa Kua VII” on 01/03/2010, “Centenary of International Women’s Day” on 08/03/2010, “EXPO 2010 SHANGHAI CHINA” on 01/05/2010, “60th Anniversary of Bank of China Macau Branch” on 21/06/2010 and “World Heritage – St. Augustine’s Square” on 15/07/2010.

Technical Data of Stamp “CHURCH WINDOWS”


Message from Aland Post

With this letter, Åland Post wishes to send stamp greetings to all stamp collectors in Macao!

Our aim with this joint issue has been to offer collectors in Macao the opportunity to acquaint themselves with the Åland culture and society. We are very pleased with our cooperation with the Macao Post.

In the course of our cooperation, we have discovered just how similar yet different we are. Macao and Åland are both small regions situated close to our mother countries. On the very same day that the first Åland stamps appeared, Macao stamps celebrated their 100th anniversary. We have learnt from each other and from our different approaches to stamp production and issuing.

We find the result delightful; the miniature sheets and stamps featuring church windows as well as the joint presentation pack form a representative whole.

With our joint issue, we have showed the philatelic world that Åland and Macao are near neighbours as far as stamps are concerned, albeit far apart geographically.

Many warm greetings from Åland!

Anita Häggblom
Åland Post Stamps

“The Sale of Philatelic Products of Aland Post”

In order to develop the Consignment Service of Philatelic Products, Macao Post has been actively seeking cooperation opportunities with other postal administrations. Besides the philatelic products from Hong Kong, Portugal, Singapore and Canada, etc., the Aland Post products are now available at our Philatelic Shop. Collectors are given a more diversified choice and opportunities to enrich their collections.

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