Stamp Issue “Chinese Classical Poetry – Poems of Song Dynasty”
04/11/2022 15:15

Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau issued the stamp themes “Ballad of Mulan” and “Poems of Tang Dynasty” under the stamp series of “Chinese Classical Poetry” in 2016 and 2020. The third issue of the series with the stamp theme “Chinese Classical Poetry – Poems of Song Dynasty” will be issued on 18th November, 2022.


The poems of the Tang Dynasty and Ci of the Song Dynasty are both important legacies of China’s cultural heritage. First, the lyricist selects the tune pattern. Then he follows its specific rules concerning word count, tones and rhymes in order to choose the words and rhymes of the Ci. Besides, he must also pay attention to the meaning of the lyrics. The difficulty level of all this is quite high. This is why Song Ci is considered the greatest achievement of Song Dynasty literature. Song Ci has both long and short verses, making it suitable for singing, and those verses are the lyrics of the song, which are also known as “song lyrics”, “houses of music”, “movements”, “long and short sentences”, among others.


This issue includes a set of four stamps and one souvenir sheet, presenting five poems from the Song Dynasty, including “Like a Dream” by Li Qingzhao, “Nanxiangzi” by Xin Qiji, “Sand-Sifting Waves” by Wang Anshi, “Calming the Wind and Waves” and “Nian Nu Jiao – Reminiscing Olden Days at Chibi” by Su Shi.


The above issue will be available for sale at the General Post Office (9:00a.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  


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 fourteenth 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, “400th Anniversary of the Chapel of Our Lady of Penha” on 09/10/2022, “Contemporary Buildings” on 28/10/2022, and “Transmac – 70 Years in Macao” will be issued on 08/11/2022.



Technical Data of Stamp “Chinese Classical Poetry – Poems of Song Dynasty”


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