Stamp Issue “70th Anniversary of the Macao Federation of Trade Unions”
16/01/2020 16:35


On the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Macao Federation of Trade Unions, Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau will issue the stamp theme “70th Anniversary of the Macao Federation of Trade Unions” on 20th January, 2020, to mark its important historical milestone.


The labour movement in Macao has a long history, and the birth of the trade unions can be traced back to the 1920s. The trade unions have gone through different stages in a century of vicissitudes, such as the founding, banning and revival. In 1949, inspired and called by the founding of New China (People’s Republic of China), some patriotic trade unions in Macao advocated the establishment of a joint organization to unite the forces for supporting the national construction and protecting the rights and interests of workers. In spite of the relatively unstable political and social situation in Macao, twelve trade unions broke through difficulties as well as obstacles, and the “Macao Federation of Trade Unions” was formally founded on 20th January, 1950.


This issue includes a set of four stamps on the theme of “Unity for the building of the Federation”, “Establishing medical facilities and schools”, “Services for physical and mental health” and “Defense of rights”, and a souvenir sheet showing the epitome of the 70-year history of the Macao Federation of Trade Unions.


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 17.00 patacas 250,000
Sheetlet 68.00 patacas  
Souvenir Sheet 14.00 patacas 250,000
First Day Cover with Stamps 23.00 patacas 3,500
First Day Cover with Souvenir Sheet 20.00 patacas 3,500
Information Brochure 7.00 patacas 4,000
Information Brochure with Stamps 24.00 patacas  
Information Brochure with Souvenir Sheet 21.00 patacas  


The stamp designer of this issue is Mr. Ng Wai Kin, and the text of the information brochure is written by the Macao Federation of Trade Unions.


This is the second theme of 2020 issues. The previous issued stamp is “Lunar Year of the Rat” on 05/01/2020.


Technical Data of Stamp "70th Anniversary of the Macao Federation of Trade Unions"


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