Stamp Issue "Chinese Classical Poetry – Poems of Tang Dynasty"
08/09/2020 15:55

Stamp Issue “Chinese Classical Poetry – Poems of Tang Dynasty”

Following the stamp theme “Ballad of Mulan”, the stamp series “Chinese Classical Poetry” issued in 2016, Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau will release the second issue with the stamp theme “Chinese Classical Poetry – Poems of Tang Dynasty” on 28th September, 2020.

The Tang Dynasty is often considered the golden age of the development of Chinese classical poetry. In this period, a great number of famous poets came forward, leaving more than 50 thousand poems in classic books and passing them on to later generations. The “Poems of Tang Dynasty”, is one of the precious cultural heritage of the Chinese nation and the greatest contribution to Chinese culture. The “Poems of Tang Dynasty” and the “Poems of Song Dynasty” are called the “two maxims” of Chinese classical poetry; they are adored by the world because of its highly symbolic and suggestive language, neat and balanced form, as well as its profound meaning.

This issue includes a set of four stamps and one souvenir sheet, dedicated to five poems from the Tang Dynasty, included “Thoughts on a silent night”, by Li Bai; “Happy rain on a spring night”, by Du Fu; “Yearning”, by Wang Wei; “River snow”, by Liu Zongyuan; and “Invitation to the river pavilion with a view of the sunset”, by Bai Juyi.

The above issue will be available for sale at the General Post Office (9:00a.m. to 5:30p.m.), the Communications Museum (9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m., 2:30p.m. to 5:30p.m.), and the “Rua do Campo” Post Office (9:00a.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 4,500
Information Brochure with Stamps 24.00 patacas  
Information Brochure with Souvenir Sheet 21.00 patacas  


The stamp designer of this issue is Mr. Chan Chi Vai, and the text of the information brochure is written by Mr. Yin Degang.

This is the eleventh theme of 2020 issues. The previous issued stamps are “Lunar Year of the Rat” on 05/01/2020, “70th Anniversary of the Macao Federation of Trade Unions” on 20/01/2020, “Gastronomy and Sweets III – Traditional Popular Snacks” on 01/03/2020, “Regional Medicinal Plants II” on 20/04/2020, “70th Anniversary of the Women’s General Association of Macau” on 21/05/2020, “Centenary of the Macau Red Cross” on 12/06/2020, “Fight Against the Epidemic Together” on 24/06/2020, “Chinese Medicine” on 03/07/2020, the label stamp “Lunar Year of the Rat” on 04/08/2020, “Literature and its Characters – Luo Shen Fu” on 10/08/2020, and “Centenary of the Chinese Educators’ Association of Macau” to be issued on 10/09/2020.


Technical Data of Stamp "Chinese Classical Poetry – Poems of Tang Dynasty"


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