Stamp Issue "65th Macao Grand Prix"
12/11/2018 16:41


Following its debut in 1954, the Macao Grand Prix now has a history of 65 years. To celebrate this special event, Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau will issue the stamp theme “65th Macao Grand Prix” on 15th November, 2018. This issue includes a set of six stamps, the stamp design illustrates the world’s finest road racers include cars, motorcycles and Formula 3 twisting on the Guia Circuit.

From a small club race organized by local motor-racing lovers, the event has developed into an internationally acclaimed sports event as of today. Recognized by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the Macao Grand Prix is held in the third week of every November. Throughout years of development, the Macao Grand Prix has seen the expansion of its scale and scope of influence beyond the region, holding a unique and prestigious position in the motorsport world.

The above issue will be available for sale at the General Post Office, 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 6 Stamps 15.00 patacas 250,000
Sheetlet 30.00 patacas  
First Day Cover with Stamps 20.00 patacas 3,500
Information Brochure 6.50 patacas 5,600
Information Brochure with Stamps 21.50 patacas  

The stamp designer of this issue is Mr. Carlos Gonçalves, and the text of the information brochure is written by the Sports Bureau of Macao Special Administrative Region Government.

This is the last of the twelve themes 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, “Macao 2018 – 35th Asian International Stamp Exhibition (III)” on 23/09/2018, “Birdsongs and Spring Flowers” on 09/10/2018, “15th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao)” on 12/10/2018, and “Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge” on 30/10/2018.

Technical Data of Stamp "65th Macao Grand Prix"


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