Stamp Issue “75 Years of the Publication of O Clarim”
19/04/2024 15:30

Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau will issue the stamp theme “75 Years of the Publication of O Clarim” on 23th April, 2024. The birth of O Clarim originated from an initiative of seven Catholic youth who wanted to start a newspaper in 1948, in order to respond to the needs of the society. With the support of the Macau Catholic Diocese, they began publishing the Catholic newspaper in Macao.


According to the Holy Bible, the word “Clarim”, which means “horn” or “trumpet”, carries different meanings and conveys different messages depending on the number of trumpets, length of blowing, etc. With reference to the meaning of “Clarim” in the Bible, it is believed that the newspaper “O Clarim” carries the mission of transmitting messages, and most importantly, Truth.


Over the past 75 years, O Clarim has witnessed the transformation of Macao, manifesting Chinese, Portuguese and Catholic cultures in one newspaper. Moreover, it has witnessed the transition from movable type printing, offset printing to digital printing nowadays. At the same time, O Clarim has been mindful of responding to the needs of the times, following the pace of the society, as well as developing online media and infographics, in order to present the Truth in a lively way.


This issue includes a set of two stamps and one souvenir sheet. The themes of the two stamps are “Newspaper Reading” and “Street Interview”. The souvenir sheet depicts Macao in the past in the background to highlight the 75 years of history of O Clarim. The stamp in the souvenir sheet features an antique printing press and a reader reading the first edition of the newspaper.


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
Sheetlet 26.00 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 O Clarim Weekly.


This is the fourth theme of 2024 issues. The previous issued stamps are “Lunar Year of the Dragon” on 05/01/2024, “150th Anniversary of Conde de São Januário General Hospital” on 06/01/2024, the label stamp “Lunar Year of the Dragon” on 01/02/2024, and “140th Anniversary of Macao Post and Telecommunications” on 01/03/2024.


75 Years of the Publication of O Clarim


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