Stamp Issue “Five Auspicious Animals of Ancient China”
02/06/2023 16:00

Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau will issue the stamp theme “Five Auspicious Animals of Ancient China” on 6th June, 2023. The word “auspicious” means lucky, so auspicious animals are mythical creatures of good fortune. The veneration of auspicious animals by people in ancient China represents their simple and pure desire for peace, health and luck. Worshipping the images of auspicious animals has been a common cultural phenomenon in the history of humanity since ancient times.


This issue includes a set of five stamps and one souvenir sheet. The stamps illustrate the five auspicious animals in ancient Chinese myths and legends, commonly referring to the dragon, turtle, phoenix, Pixiu and Qilin. The souvenir sheet is comprised of the same five auspicious animals that use their strength to deliver wealth, health, peace and prosperity to everyone.


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 5 Stamps 19.00 patacas 200,000
Sheetlet 76.00 patacas
Souvenir Sheet 14.00 patacas 200,000
First Day Cover with Stamps 25.00 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 26.00 patacas
Information Brochure with Souvenir Sheet 21.00 patacas


The stamp designer of this issue is Ms. Helena Man In, Ng, and the text of the information brochure is written by Mr. Yin Degang.


This is the fourth theme of 2023 issues. The previous issued stamps are “Lunar Year of the Rabbit” on 05/01/2023, the label stamp “Lunar Year of the Rabbit” on 01/02/2023, “110th Anniversary of the Macao Chamber of Commerce” on 01/03/2023, and “30th Anniversary of the Promulgation of the Basic Law of Macao” on 31/03/2023.


Technical Data of Stamp “Five Auspicious Animals of Ancient China”


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