Stamp Issue “Explore Macao”
31/08/2023 15:29

Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau will issue the stamp theme “Explore Macao” on 1st September, 2023. The unique urban style and charm of Macao are reflected in the streets and alleys. In the city, buildings with Sino-Portuguese historical architecture and cultural characteristics can be seen everywhere, attracting a large number of tourists every year.


This issue includes a set of four stamps and one souvenir sheet. Dino, an intellectual property character created by local artists, becomes a tourist and brings us to five popular tourist spots to experience the charm of Macao, including: Lilau Square, with many remaining Western-style buildings which give a touch of southern European charm; St. Augustine’s Square, which has a strong religious, cultural and artistic atmosphere; Cathedral Square, which retains the solemn and sacred atmosphere of Catholicism; Ruins of St. Paul’s, the ruins of the facade of the old church of Mater Dei and the St. Paul’s College; and Senado Square, which has been Macao’s urban centre for centuries, and local residents call it the “Fountain”.


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  


The stamp designers of this issue are Mr. Kay Tung and Mr. Chan Sio Meng, and the text of the information brochure is written by Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau.


This is the sixth 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, “Five Auspicious Animals of Ancient China” on 06/06/2023, and “Lou Pan Temples” on 28/07/2023.


Technical Data of Stamp “Explore Macao”


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