Stamp Issue “Contemporary Buildings”
06/10/2022 15:40

Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau will issue the stamp theme “Contemporary Buildings” on 28th October, 2022. Numerous new structures have been constructed as urban development proceeds, reflecting Macau’s modern attributes as well as its economic progress.


This issue includes a set of four stamps and one souvenir sheet, depicting five exemplary new contemporary buildings that were recently completed, which are: Mong-Ha Sports Centre, the venues’ different heights are made used of to form an interlocking shape with numerous blocks stacking on top of one another; Building of Marine and Water Bureau, vertical green walls and green roofs have been added to reinforce the idea of “green architecture”; Qingmao Port, the big glass curtain walls and aluminium trim panels create a neat and straightforward geometric mass; Hengqin Port, the façades are intended to be open, imposing, and solemn gates to welcome locals and guests from both sides; China-Portuguese-speaking Countries Commercial and Trade Service Platform Complex, the main entry façade has a massive canopy that meanders and resembles a phoenix extending its wings, and its ribbon-like appearance alludes to the relationship between Macao and the “Belt and Road Initiative”.


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 6:00p.m.). The mail service for the philatelic products cancelled with the commemorative postmark of this issue 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 2,500
First Day Cover with Souvenir Sheet 20.00 patacas 2,500
Information Brochure 7.00 patacas 3,500
Information Brochure with Stamps 24.00 patacas  
Information Brochure with Souvenir Sheet 21.00 patacas  
Set of 4 Postcards 12.00 patacas 2,500
Set of 4 Maximum Cards 29.00 patacas  


The stamp designer of this issue is Mr. Carlos Marreiros, and the text of the information brochure is written by the Architects Association of Macau.


This is the twelve theme of 2022 issues. The previous issued stamps are “Lunar Year of the Tiger” on 05/01/2022, “Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022” on 25/01/2022, the label stamp “Lunar Year of the Tiger” on 15/02/2022, “Red Cotton Tree Flower” on 01/03/2022, “Sixth Patriarch – Hui Neng” on 10/03/2022, “70th Anniversary of the Nursery Service of the Women’s General Association” on 21/05/2022, “50th Anniversary of the Promulgation of the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage” on 10/06/2022, “Feast of Saint John” on 24/06/2022, “Macanese Gastronomy” on 20/07/2022, “Historical School Buildings in Macao” on 09/09/2022, “120th Anniversary of Banco Nacional Ultramarino” on 20/09/2022, and “400th Anniversary of the Chapel of Our Lady of Penha” will be issued on 09/10/2022.


Technical Data of Stamp “Contemporary Buildings”


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