Stamp Issue "Festivals – Feast of Kun Iam"
21/03/2019 16:35


Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau will issue the stamp theme “Festivals – Feast of Kun Iam” on 25th March, 2019. In China, on different dates of the lunar calendar, four festivities are held in honor of Kun Iam, Goddess of Mercy: February 19 (birthday), June 19 (day of enlightenment), September 19 (day of ascension) and November 19 (day of assumption as sea goddess). On these dates, there are many activities and celebrations in the temples dedicated to this divinity. February 19, the birthdate of Kun Iam, is especially celebrated with grandiose celebrations.

Avalokiteśvara, god of compassion and forgiveness, a Buddha shows himself in different forms, including the feminine one, Kun Iam, who liberates beings from disturbance and suffering. This issue includes a set of two stamps and one souvenir sheet, the paintings are selected from the Macao painter Sou Farong, representing three manifestations of Kun Iam: “Kun Iam with Lotus”, “Kun Iam with Branch of Willow” and “Peaceful Kun Iam”.

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 2 Stamps 7.50 patacas 250,000
Sheetlet 30.00 patacas  
Souvenir Sheet 12.00 patacas 250,000
First Day Cover with Stamps 13.50 patacas 3,500
First Day Cover with Souvenir Sheet 18.00 patacas 3,500
Information Brochure 7.00 patacas 4,500
Information Brochure with Stamps 14.50 patacas  
Information Brochure with Souvenir Sheet 19.00 patacas  

Besides the above philatelic products, two special gift sets contain one porcelain plate painting with philatelic products with the theme “Festivals – Feast of Kun Iam” will also be released, each prestigious gift box contains one porcelain plate painting (150 x 290 mm) illustrating “Kun Iam with Lotus” or “Kun Iam with Branch of Willow”, and a presentation pack with a set of two stamps and one souvenir sheet of the same issue, each porcelain plate painting priced at MOP430.00. It will only be available for sale at the Philatelic Shop of General Post Office. Limited quantity! Get the opportunity to add value to your collection!

The composition of this issue is designed by Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau, and the text of the information brochure is written by Ms. Staci, Chio Ieong.

This is the third theme in 2019. The previous issued stamps are “Lunar Year of the Pig” on 05/01/2019, the label stamp “Lunar Year of the Pig” on 10/01/2019, and “135th Anniversary of Macao Post and Telecommunications” on 01/03/2019.

Technical Data of Stamp "Festivals – Feast of Kun Iam"


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