Stamp Issue "Macao: Back to Common Roots II"
24/07/2019 15:45


On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the reunification of Macao with the Motherland, Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau will release the second issue of the stamp theme “Macao: Back to Common Roots” on 26th July, 2019. Lok Hei, the painter of a hundred meters long fiber pen scroll painting is committed to combining art and Macao’s major historical events from the colonial period to the period of Macao returning to the motherland, with unique ideas, emotions, aesthetics and perspectives, showing that Macao is an integral part of China,

This issue includes a set of four stamps and one souvenir sheet, the images are chosen one of the most fabulous part from the painting, it has romantically and pleasantly depicted the Bay of Macao appears as a semicircular mirror, in a seemingly effortless composition. The images of the tiled roof of Kun Iam Tong, the Hall of Benevolence of A-Ma Temple, the ruins of St. Paul’s and the front wall of St. Lawrence's Church, overlap and aggregate with strong regional elements. All the Chinese traditional wedding customs such as gold bracelet, phoenix crest, mandarin jacket, Chinese bridal gown, ball-shaped bundle of coloured silk ribbons, bride cake, matchmaker, groom and bride, and the western wedding elements such as the church, the priest, the couple, guests, wedding rings, the best man and flowers, perfectly blend together in this small city.

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 21.00 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 22.00 patacas  
Information Brochure with Souvenir Sheet 19.00 patacas  

The stamp designer of this issue is Mr. Lok Hei, and the text of the information brochure is written by Mr. Chan Kai Chon.

This is the seventh 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, “135th Anniversary of Macao Post and Telecommunications” on 01/03/2019, “Festivals – Feast of Kun Iam” on 25/03/2019, “30th Macao Arts Festival” on 03/05/2019, “450th Anniversary of Macau Holy House of Mercy” on 15/05/2019, and “Macao Lotus” on 03/06/2019.

Technical Data of Stamp “Macao: Back to Common Roots II”


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