Stamp Issue “70th Macao Grand Prix”
06/11/2023 15:31

Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau will issue the stamp theme “70th Macao Grand Prix” on 9th November, 2023. The Macau Grand Prix was organized for the first time in 1954 and this year marks its 70th running. Over the decades, the event has gone through many changes and evolved from a regional competition to a world-renowned international event. A large number of world class legendary drivers have made their grand entrances here. Meanwhile, countless tourists from all over the world have been attracted to the city to enjoy the exciting races and witness the great charm of the Macau Grand Prix.


To commemorate this milestone, the Grand Prix will be held in two weekends this year, from 11th to 12th and 16th to 19th November, to bring more spectacular races for audiences and fans.


This issue includes a set of six stamps and one souvenir sheet. The stamp design illustrates the world’s finest road races including touring car, motorcycle and formula car, and how they zoom around the Guia Circuit. The souvenir sheet makes use of the racing flag and the stamp in circular shape to interpret the important milestone of the “70th” anniversary. The circular stamp shows the antique racing car in 1954 and the modern Formula 3, representing the contrast between past and present, as well as the evolution of the Macau Grand Prix.


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 6 Stamps 25.00 patacas 200,000
Sheetlet 50.00 patacas
Souvenir Sheet 14.00 patacas 200,000
First Day Cover with Stamps 31.00 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 32.00 patacas
Information Brochure with Souvenir Sheet 21.00 patacas


The stamp designer of this issue is Ms. Yu Si, and the text of the information brochure is written by the Sports Bureau of Macao Special Administrative Region Government.


This is the tenth 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, “Rejoicing” on 09/10/2023, and “Centenary of the Birth of Henrique de Senna Fernandes” on 13/10/2023.


Technical Data of Stamp“70th Macao Grand Prix”


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