Stamp Issue "Birdsongs and Spring Flowers"
05/10/2018 16:37


acao Post and Telecommunications Bureau will issue the stamp theme “Birdsongs and Spring Flowers” on 9th October, 2018. Bird and flower paintings are an important genre in Chinese paintings because the subject matters are closely related to people’s life. The Chinese old sayings of “birdsongs and spring flowers” or “flowers are in full bloom and the moon is full” both reflect people’s pursuit of a happy life.

This issue includes a set of four stamps and one souvenir sheet, the paintings are selected from the Macao painter Ieong Tai Meng, which include: “Bright and Fragrant Flowers”, “Chinese Trumpet Creeper among the Greenery”, “Fortune and Wealth”, “Peacock Spreading its Feathers” and “Overflowing Joy”

Ieong Tai Meng, is well known for his flower and bird paintings and landscape paintings in the Chinese art circles. Ieong’s bird and flower paintings are rich in colour, attentive to the ink and brush techniques, bold in the strokes, strong in the lines, and mixing ink and colour. All of these features form Ieong’s distinctive style, which he has learnt from painters of the Lingnan school of painting such as Li Xiongcai, Li Gemin, Li Guohua and Liang Zhanfeng, the Impressionist master Claude Monet, and traditional painters including Bada, Shitao and Zhang Daqian.

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, from 11:00a.m. to 6:00p.m., 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 250,000
Sheetlet 60.00 patacas
Souvenir Sheet 12.00 patacas 250,000
First Day Cover with Stamps 20.00 patacas 4,500
First Day Cover with Souvenir Sheet 17.00 patacas 4,500
Information Brochure 6.50 patacas 7,000
Information Brochure with Stamps 21.50 patacas
Information Brochure with Souvenir Sheet 18.50 patacas
Set of 4 Postcards 10.00 patacas 4,500
Set of 4 Maximum Cards 25.00 patacas

The composition of this issue is designed by Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau, and the text of the information brochure is written by Mr. Zhang Zhiqing.

This is the ninth theme in 2018. The previous issued stamps are “Lunar Year of the Dog” on 05/01/2018, the label stamp “Lunar Year of the Dog” on 31/01/2018, “Macao 2018 – 35th Asian International Stamp Exhibition (I)” on 01/03/2018, “Mainland Scenery VII” on 12/04/2018, “Classic Fables and Tales” on 30/05/2018, “Joy” on 26/06/2018, “Chapas Sínicas (Chinese Documents)” on 06/07/2018, “Masters of Chinese Literature – Tang Xianzu” on 27/07/2018, “60th Anniversary of the Publication of Macao Daily News” on 15/08/2018, the label stamp “Macao 2018 – 35th Asian International Stamp Exhibition (II)” on 21/09/2018, and “Macao 2018 – 35th Asian International Stamp Exhibition (III)” on 23/09/2018.

Technical Data of Stamp “Birdsongs and Spring Flowers”

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