27/02/2014 15:15


Macao Post, established in 1884, reaches its 130 years this year, it witnesses the continued evolution of economy, society and technology development in Macao. To mark this anniversary and important historic milestone, Macao Post will issue the stamp theme "130th Anniversary of Macao Post" on 1st March, 2014. This issue includes a set of four stamps illustrates the four main service areas of Macao Post, including “Postal Service”, “Postal Savings Service”, "Communications Museum” and “Electronic Postal Service". The souvenir sheet shows the building of Macao Post Headquarters, which was built in 1929 with the characteristics of Portuguese architecture, as well as the cylindrical pillar box in the period of Portuguese-Macao government and the current pillar box to contrast the passage of time. It also launches the first souvenir sheet produced with 100% genuine silk made in Italy. It shows the sketch image of Macao Post Headquarters, which is drawn by the Macao painter Mr. Lok Hei, presented together with the prestigious postal historical photographs in collage form. Each silk souvenir sheet is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, it is certainly a prestigious and valuable collectible product.

The above issue will be available for sale at the Macao Post Headquarters, from 9:00a.m. to 5:30p.m., the Maritime Ferry Terminal Post Office and the Airport Post Office, from 10:00a.m. to 7:00p.m., and the Communications Museum, from 9:30a.m. to 5:30p.m. The mail service for the relative philatelic products cancelled with the commemorative postmark will be available on the issue date at the above locations. To provide convenience to the customers for sending new philatelic products on the issue date, mailing service will be provided at counters no. 7 to 10 at the Macao Post Headquarters. Also, the service hours will be extended to 6:00p.m. The philatelic products are as follows:

Philatelic Products Selling Price Quantity
Set of 4 Stamps 12.00 patacas 200,000
Sheetlet 48.00 patacas  
Souvenir Sheet 12.00 patacas 200,000
Silk Souvenir Sheet 50.00 patacas 50,000
First Day Cover with Stamps 17.00 patacas 10,000
First Day Cover with Souvenir Sheet 17.00 patacas 6,000
Information Brochure 6.50 patacas 9,000
Information Brochure with Stamps 18.50 patacas  
Information Brochure with Souvenir Sheet 18.50 patacas  

Besides the above philatelic products, the presentation pack with the theme "130th Anniversary of Macao Post" will also be released. This pack contains four stamps, one souvenir sheet, one silk souvenir sheet, one first day cover with stamps and one first day cover with souvenir sheet, it is priced at MOP180.00 each.

The composition of this issue is designed by Macao Post, and the text of the information brochure is written by the Director of Macao Post, Ms. Lau Wai Meng.

This is the fourth issue in 2014. The previous issued stamps are "Lunar Year of the Horse" on 03/01/2014, "140th Anniversary of Conde de São Januário General Hospital" on 06/01/2014 and the label stamp "Lunar Year of the Horse" on 14/02/2014.

Technical Data of Stamp "130th Anniversary of Macao Post"

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