Stamp Issue “Centenary of the Birth of Henrique de Senna Fernandes ”
06/10/2023 15:30

Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau will issue the stamp theme “Centenary of the Birth of Henrique de Senna Fernandes” on 13th October, 2023. Henrique de Senna Fernandes (15th October, 1923 – 4th October, 2010) was a renowned writer and prominent lawyer from Macao. He was born in a prestigious Macanese family with Portuguese, Goanese, and Chinese ancestry that had a history of over two hundred years.


Henrique de Senna Fernandes was devoted to writing and achieved remarkable literary accomplishments. As early as his student days, he won the “Literary Award of the University of Coimbra” for his short story “A-Chan, the Tanka Girl”. The Cultural Affairs Bureau has published many of his works, some of which have been adapted into films and received critical acclaims. He also wrote numerous articles, including a series of essays on Macao films that were compiled into the book “Cinema in Macao – From the Early 20th Century to the 1930s”.


Henrique de Senna Fernandes was an erudite and had received numerous honors and awards throughout his life. He was also an exceptional individual with a broad and compassionate humanistic spirit, and also a representative figure of local culture. He left behind a significant artistic legacy for Macao and served as an example for his commitment and contribution in fostering the development of Macao’s culture.


This issue includes a set of two stamps and one souvenir sheet. The conceptual design presents Henrique de Senna Fernandes at different ages through stamps, depicting his legendary life through the symbolic images of the three stages of his life: the old, the young and the middle-ages.


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 200,000
Set of 2 Sheets 325.00 patacas  
Souvenir Sheet 14.00 patacas 200,000
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. Victor Hugo Marreiros, and the text of the information brochure is written by the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government.


This is the ninth 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, “Lou Pan Temples” on 28/07/2023, “Explore Macao” on 01/09/2023, “The 10th Anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative” on 07/09/2023, and “Rejoicing” will be issued on 09/10/2023.


Technical Data of Stamp “Centenary of the Birth of Henrique de Senna Fernandes”


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