03/01/2011 00:00


Macao Post will release the fourth issue of the third series of Chinese Zodiac philatelic products with the stamp theme “Lunar Year of the Rabbit” on the 5th January, 2011. The conceptual design of the stamp is combined with the different forms of the Rabbit and the distinguishing characteristics of “Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth”. This year, the rabbit’s nature from the “Five Elements” is “Metal Rabbit”, so it becomes the main character of the five stamps. The design of the souvenir sheet presented a vivid scene of a metal rabbit jumping out of a magician’s hat. The “Metal Rabbit” stamp is applied with emboss printing technique to highlight the image of metal rabbit on the bright full moon, while the hot foil stamping with holographic and gold are used respectively on the stamp’s surface, the face values and the characters.

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
Set of 5 Stamps 11.00 patacas 250,000
Sheetlet 55.00 patacas
Souvenir Sheet 10.00 patacas 250,000
First Day Cover with Stamps 15.50 patacas 8,000
First Day Cover with Souvenir Sheet 14.50 patacas 9,000
Information Brochure 5.00 patacas 6,000
Information Brochure with Stamps 16.00 patacas
Information Brochure with Souvenir Sheet 15.00 patacas
Set of 5 Postcards 12.50 patacas 3,500
Set of 5 Maximum Cards 23.50 patacas

Besides the above philatelic products, the following two philatelic products with the theme of Chinese Zodiac will also be issued:

Presentation Pack:
This presentation pack contains five stamps, one souvenir sheet, one first day cover with stamps and one first day cover with souvenir sheet of the same issue, this pack is priced at MOP72.00.

Gift Set of Teapot with Stamp:
A prestigious gift box contains an exquisite teapot in the image of “Rabbit” and a presentation pack with five stamps of the same issue, priced at MOP328.00. It is certainly the first choice of an elegant gift on this Lunar New Year, and it will only be available for sale at the Philatelic Shop of Macao Post Headquarters. Limited quantity! Get the opportunity to add value to your collection!

The stamp designer of this issue is Mr. Wilson Chi Ian Lam, and the text of the information brochure is written by Mr. Lawrence Lei.

This is the first stamp issue in 2011.

Technical Data of Stamp “Lunar Year of the Rabbit”



Macao Post will issue a new greeting card for Lunar New Year of the Rabbit titled “The Jade Rabbit brings the Happiness”. This card will be available for sale at the Macao Post Headquarters, all post offices and postal kiosks on the 5th January, 2011.

This greeting card priced at MOP8.00 each, can be sent to every corner of the world without stamp. It’s saving your time and money.

Commemorative Postmark Cancellation Service of “Opening of the Macao Giant Panda Pavilion”

To celebrate the opening of the Macao Giant Panda Pavilion, Macao Post announces that a Temporary Post Counter will be set up at our Philatelic Shop located at Macao Post Headquarters at 9:00 to 17:30 on 18th January 2011 providing the commemorative postmark cancellation service for the “Opening of the Macao Giant Panda Pavilion”.


A commemorative envelope priced at MOP2.50 will be issued, and various philatelic products will also be available for sale during the above activity.

Welcome to visit us and collect Macao Stamps!


Macao Post will release the “Supplements for Philatelic Album of Macao 2010” on 27th January 2011, it will be available for sale at the Macao Post Headquarters and the Communications Museum. The album pages are pre-printed with all the stamps’ images of 2010. Your collections of stamps and souvenir sheets of 2010 can be put into the pre-printed pages for convenient storage.

The selling price of Supplements for Philatelic Album of Macao 2010 is MOP200.00.

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