Stamp Issue “40th Macao International Marathon”
16/11/2021 16:32

The inaugural edition of the Macao International Marathon was held in 1981, and this year marks the 40th edition of the event. To celebrate this special event, Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau will issue the stamp theme “40th Macao International Marathon” on 3rd December, 2021.


The 40th Macao International Marathon will be held on 5th December this year, comprising three races: the Marathon, the Half Marathon, and the Mini Marathon. Along the route of the race courses, there are buildings distinctive of Macao’s characteristics, world heritage sites and sea-crossing bridges.


The Macao International Marathon has gained increasing popularity and attracts athletes every year from local and neighboring regions, as well as overseas athletes including internationally acclaimed long-distance elite runners. By incorporating the elements of sports, tourism and culture, the event highlights Macao’s image as a sports city and a world centre of tourism and leisure, which consequently promotes the development of sports tourism.


This issue includes a set of two stamps and one souvenir sheet, the two stamps respectively capture the important moments of the runners’ starting and crossing the line, and the theme banner and the track on the souvenir sheet are showing the dynamic beauty of Marathon with calligraphic brush strokes.


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 2 Stamps 6.50 patacas 250,000
Set of 2 Sheets 325.00 patacas  
Souvenir Sheet 14.00 patacas 250,000
First Day Cover with Stamps 12.50 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 13.50 patacas  
Information Brochure with Souvenir Sheet 21.00 patacas  


The stamp designer of this issue is Mr. Stephen Chung Kui Sing, and the text of the information brochure is written by the Sports Bureau of Macao Special Administrative Region Government.


This is the last of the fifteenth themes in 2021. The previous issued stamps are “Lunar Year of the Ox” on 05/01/2021, the label stamp “Lunar Year of the Ox” on 20/01/2021, “120th Anniversary of the Printing Bureau” on 22/02/2021, “Mainland Scenery VIII” on 01/03/2021, “Libraries in Macao II” on 23/04/2021, “Procession of Our Lady of Fatima” on 13/05/2021, “Festivals – Buddha’s Birthday” on 19/05/2021, “Macao Typical Old Shops” on 11/06/2021, “Centenary of the Founding of the Communist Party of China” on 01/07/2021, “Wushu – Chinese Martial Arts and Health” on 13/09/2021, “Insects” on 09/10/2021, “150th Anniversary of Kiang Wu Hospital Charitable Association” on 28/10/2021, “20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Unitary Police Service” on 29/10/2021, “20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Macao Customs Service” on 01/11/2021, and “Museums and their Collections VI – Macao Grand Prix Museum” to be issued on 18/11/2021.


Technical Data of Stamp “40th Macao International Marathon”


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