Stamp Issue “Lou Pan Temples”
26/07/2023 15:30

Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau will issue the stamp theme “Lou Pan Temples” on 28th July, 2023. This issue includes a set of two stamps and one souvenir sheet.


Lou Pan is regarded as the master of Chinese architecture for his down-to-earth architectural spirits of “rules” and “principles”, is widely respected and admired by the Chinese. Hence, Lou Pan temples were built in many places in Macao, such as the Shipbuilders’ Guildhall, the Plasterers’ Guildhall, and the Carpenters’ Guildhall. Among them, the largest Lou Pan temple is the one located at Rua da Cal.


Lou Pan temple is different from other temples because it worships the Master and emphasizes the importance of respect for the teacher and his teaching. He was also such a highly revered figure that he earned the title of “Master” for all construction workers. Generally, “Master” is a title for teachers or professionals. The “Lou Pan’s Birthday” is celebrated on the 13th day of the 6th lunar month, is also commonly known as “Master’s Birthday” in the industry.


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 2 Stamps 6.50 patacas 150,000
Sheetlet 26.00 patacas  
Souvenir Sheet 14.00 patacas 150,000
First Day Cover with Stamps 12.50 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 13.50 patacas  
Information Brochure with Souvenir Sheet 21.00 patacas  


The stamp designer of this issue is Mr. Lui Chak Keong, and the text of the information brochure is written by the Macao Association of Building Contractors and Developers.


This is the fifth 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, “30th Anniversary of the Promulgation of the Basic Law of Macao” on 31/03/2023, and “Five Auspicious Animals of Ancient China” on 06/06/2023.


Technical Data of Stamp “Lou Pan Temples”


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