Stamp Issue "Jin Yong’s Novels"
07/10/2020 15:33

Stamp Issue “Jin Yong’s Novels”

Jin Yong (pseudonym adopted by Louis Cha Leung-yung), his 15 brilliant martial arts romance novels have been so popular that they have a widespread following in Chinese communities worldwide. It is said that “Where there are Chinese people, there are Jin Yong’s novels”. Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau will issue the stamp theme “Jin Yong’s Novels” on 30th October, 2020, with the aim to pay our respects to this internationally well-known writer in the literary world.

This issue includes a set of four stamps and one souvenir sheet, the images of the four stamps were originated by the fictional characters from one of Jin Yong’s masterpieces “The Legend of the Condor Heroes”, which are respectively Guo Jing and Huang Rong of “Chivalry Heroes”; Mu Yi, Yang Kang and Mu Nianci of “Love between Yang and Mu”; Huang Yaoshi and Ouyang Feng of “Eastern Heretic and Western Venom”; Hong Qigong, Duan Zhixing and Wang Chongyang of “Northern Beggar, Southern Emperor and Central Almighty”, and Zhou Botong, known as the “Old Imp”.

The image of souvenir sheet was originated by Jin Yong’s debut novel “The Book and the Sword”, which depicts many heroes of the “Red Flower Society” headed by Chen Jialuo. The creation of this work was originated from a martial arts competition held in Macao in 1954. In the following year, Jin Yong was entrusted to publish a series of martial arts romance novels on the “New Evening Post”, which later won him the great fame and made him the leader of “new faction” martial arts romance novels.

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 200,000
Sheetlet 68.00 patacas  
Souvenir Sheet 14.00 patacas 200,000
First Day Cover with Stamps 23.00 patacas 3,000
First Day Cover with Souvenir Sheet 20.00 patacas 3,000
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. Lio Man Cheong, and the text of the information brochure is written by the Ming Ho Publications Corporation Limited, Mr. Lee Yee Kin.

This is the thirteenth 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, “Centenary of the Chinese Educators’ Association of Macau” on 10/09/2020, “Chinese Classical Poetry – Poems of Tang Dynasty” on 28/09/2020, and “Animal Protection II” to be issued on 09/10/2020.


Technical Data of Stamp "Jin Yong’s Novels"


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