Stamp Issue "Centenary of the Founding of the Sheng Kung Hui Choi Kou School (Macau)"
04/10/2019 17:53


Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau will issue the stamp theme “Centenary of the Founding of the Sheng Kung Hui Choi Kou School (Macau)” on 18th October, 2019, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of this meaningful date.

Choi Kou School was founded in 1919. The kindergarten, named “Chi To Kindergarten”, was originally initiated by prominent figures and Dr. U Mei Tak, the deacon of the Chi To Church of the Church of Christ in China. It was the first pre-school educational institution in Macao. The mission of Choi Kou School is “Integrity, Perseverance, Love and Frugality; to implement of excellent education, equip students with comprehensive abilities and global vision.” Over the past century, Choi Kou School has witnessed the vicissitudes of Macao, China and the global community. In the present day, Choi Kou School’s alumni are all over the world, among whom many outstanding have contributed a lot to the construction of Macao, China and the international community.

This issue includes a set of three stamps and one souvenir sheet, the images are illustrated the historical items of Choi Kou School, each of which has a special place in the journey over time of this celebrated education institution.

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 3 Stamps 12.50 patacas 250,000
Sheetlet 50.00 patacas  
Souvenir Sheet 12.00 patacas 250,000
First Day Cover with Stamps 18.50 patacas 6,500
First Day Cover with Souvenir Sheet 18.00 patacas 6,500
Information Brochure 7.00 patacas 5,500
Information Brochure with Stamps 19.50 patacas  
Information Brochure with Souvenir Sheet 19.00 patacas  

The stamp designer of this issue is Mr. Ng Wai Kin, and the text of the information brochure is written by the Sheng Kung Hui Choi Kou School (Macau).

This is the thirteenth 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, “Macao Lotus” on 03/06/2019, “Macao: Back to Common Roots II” on 26/07/2019, “30th Macao International Fireworks Display Contest” on 30/08/2019, “Court Buildings” on 13/09/2019, “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area” and the label stamp “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area” on 26/09/2019, “70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China” on 01/10/2019, and “Mountains and Rivers of the Motherland – Taishan” to be issued on 09/10/2019.

Technical Data of Stamp "Centenary of the Founding of the Sheng Kung Hui Choi Kou School (Macau)"


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