Stamp Issue “40th Walk for a Million ”
07/12/2023 15:30

The Walk for a Million organized by the Charity Fund From the Readers of Macao Daily News has continuously been supported by the Macao residents for 40 years. The 40th Walk for a Million will be held on 10th December, 2023, and on the same date, Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau will issue the stamp theme “40th Walk for a Million” to celebrate this special event.


In 1984, in response to an initiative of the Macao Daily News, a group of enthusiastic people founded the Charity Fund From the Readers of Macao Daily News with the purpose of carrying out charity works in an organized manner. Holding the tenet of “All for one and one for all”, the first Walk for a Million made its debut on 2nd December, 1984 to raise money for charity. Afterwards, this charity tradition was carried on and the event was held consecutively every year for over thirty years, regardless of conditions of weather or society, and the torch of charity has been passing down through generations. For the first time of this year, the Walk will be held both online and offline for the public to participate in this charity walk free of limitations wherever they are


This issue includes a set of two stamps and one souvenir sheet. The stamp design illustrates people from all sectors of the society, regardless of their races, classes and ages, taking an active part in the event, with the purpose of helping those in need. The souvenir sheet illustrates this annual charity event with drawings of the dragon and lion dance, drunken dragon dance and performance by the Music Band of the Public Security Police Force, and the background shows the buildings along the route line, such as the A-Ma Temple, Macau Tower, Macao Science Center, Kun Iam Statue, etc


The above issue will be available for sale at the General Post Office (9:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.), and the Communications Museum (9:00a.m. to 2:00p.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 3,000
First Day Cover with Souvenir Sheet 20.00 patacas 3,000
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. Ng Wai Kin, and the text of the information brochure is written by the Charity Fund From the Readers of Macao Daily News.


This is the last of the twelve themes in 2023. 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, “Rejoicing” on 09/10/2023, “Centenary of the Birth of Henrique de Senna Fernandes” on 13/10/2023, “70th Macao Grand Prix” on 09/11/2023, and “Centenary of the Founding of Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau” on 23/11/2023.


Technical Data of Stamp "40th Walk for a Million"


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