Stamp Issue “130th Anniversary of Tung Sin Tong Charitable Society”
21/11/2022 15:25

Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau will issue the stamp theme “130th Anniversary of Tung Sin Tong Charitable Society” on 22nd November, 2022. This is of the same theme after the issues “Centenary of Tung Sin Tong Charitable Society” in 1992, “120th Anniversary of Tung Sin Tong Charitable Society” in 2012, and “Tung Sin Tong – 125 Years of Society Solidarity” in 2017.


The Tung Sin Tong Charitable Society was founded in 1892. At that time, the Chinese merchants in Macao and abroad was seeking to realize the self-salvation of the Chinese people. With the support of 2,494 local and overseas donors, 407 “advocates” elected representatives to form 46 “incorporators”, and they then submitted an application to the Government to establish the organization. With the purpose of “Serving the world together whole-heartedly, welcoming all people with benevolence”, Tung Sin Tong inspire people to serve the underprivileged and those in need with solidarity. With the development of society, Tung Sin Tong constantly innovates and serves the public as needed to embody the tradition of Chinese charitable culture.


This issue includes a set of four stamps and one souvenir sheet. The stamps depict the major daily services of Tung Sin Tong, including the social assistance, medical services, free education, free nursery services, elderly services, and thanksgiving day.


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 4,000
First Day Cover with Souvenir Sheet 20.00 patacas 4,000
Information Brochure 7.00 patacas 6,500
Information Brochure with Stamps 24.00 patacas  
Information Brochure with Souvenir Sheet 21.00 patacas  


The stamp designer of this issue is Mr. Lok Hei, and the text of the information brochure is written by the Tung Sin Tong Charitable Society.


This is the fifteenth 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, “Transmac – 70 Years in Macao” on 08/11/2022, and “Chinese Classical Poetry – Poems of Song Dynasty” on 18/11/2022.


Technical Data of Stamp “130th Anniversary of Tung Sin Tong Charitable Society”


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