Stamp Issue “Rejoicing”
06/10/2023 15:30

Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau will issue the stamp theme “Rejoicing” on 9th October, 2023. This is the fifth issue of the similarly-themed series of commemorative stamp after “Love and Blessings”, “Celebration”, “Festivity” and “Joy” issued between 2005 and 2018. In addition, personalized stamps of the same theme are also issued.


The word “Rejoicing” carries the meaning of expressing great happiness and celebrating joyfully. We rejoice when we celebrate festivities or special occasions such as birthday parties, traditional festivals and anniversary celebrations held by an organisation or a country. When we are immersed in this atmosphere, we always feel extremely happy, pleased and joyful.


This commemorative stamp includes of a set of two stamps. The first stamp, which is in bright red, features Chinese lanterns and paper fans, and illustrates the joyous moments of a family enjoying a heart-warming reunion meal. The second stamp is in golden colour and depicts golden ribbons fluttering in the wind and a bow being formed when the purple ribbons wrap around the clinking glasses.


Personalised stamps are customised mementos for individuals to commemorate the birthdays, graduations, wedding anniversaries, festivals and family portraits of themselves and their beloved ones, thereby preserving innumerable precious moments of their lives. Companies, organisations and associations can include their company names as well as concrete images and symbols on the personalised stamps to become exclusive business gifts.


Customers who wish to order the personalized stamps can place their orders through the CTT Macao website ( or submit their application forms to the Philatelic Shop of the General Post Office. The application forms can be downloaded from the CTT Macao website.


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 65.00 patacas  
Sheetlet of 20 personalized stamps 100.00 patacas 50,000
First Day Cover 6.00 patacas 2,500
First Day Cover with Stamps 12.50 patacas  
Information Brochure 7.00 patacas 2,000
Information Brochure with Stamps 13.50 patacas  


Customers who have successfully placed the order for their personalized stamps before 08/09/2023 can collect them at the Philatelic Shop of the General Post Office on the issue day. A limited quantity of First Day Covers (without stamps) will be available for sale at the Philatelic Shop on the issue day. Customers can produce their own First Day Covers with their personalized stamps and have them cancelled with the issue postmark for their collection or mailing to their friends and relatives.


The stamp designer of this issue is Ms. Che Sin Teng, and the text of the information brochure is written by Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau.


This is the eighth 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, “Explore Macao” on 01/09/2023, and “The 10th Anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative” on 07/09/2023.


Technical Data of Stamp “Rejoicing”


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