Stamp Issue "Lunar Year of the Monkey"
21/01/2016 16:00


Macao Post will release the ninth issue of the third series of Chinese Zodiac philatelic products with the stamp theme “Lunar Year of the Monkey” on the 22nd January, 2016. The conceptual design of the stamp is combined with the different forms of the monkey and the distinguishing characteristics of “Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth”. The year of monkey, the monkey’s nature from the “Five Elements” is “Fire Monkey”, so it becomes the main character of the five stamps.

The “Fire Monkey” stamp is applied with emboss printing technique to illustrate the scene of the powerful monkey to wag a huge fan towards the “Burning Mountain”, together with the hot foil stamping with symphony holographic on the stamp border. The design of this stamp illustrates the Monkey King via the “Burning Mountain” and highlights the New Year festive atmosphere with fireworks and energetic monkey.

The above issue will be available for sale at the Macao Post Headquarters and the Communications Museum, from 9:00a.m. to 5:30p.m., the “Rua do Campo” Post Office, from 9:00a.m. to 7:00p.m., the Maritime Ferry Terminal Post Office and the Airport Post Office, from 10:00a.m. to 7:00p.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. The philatelic products are as follows:

Philatelic Products Selling Price Quantity
Set of 5 Stamps 15.50 patacas 650,000
Sheetlet 77.50 patacas
Souvenir Sheet 12.00 patacas 650,000
First Day Cover with Stamps 20.50 patacas 11,000
First Day Cover with Souvenir Sheet 17.00 patacas 11,000
Information Brochure 6.50 patacas 6,000
Information Brochure with Stamps 22.00 patacas
Information Brochure with Souvenir Sheet 18.50 patacas
Set of 5 Postcards 12.50 patacas 4,500
Set of 5 Maximum Cards 28.00 patacas

Besides the above philatelic products, the following two philatelic products with the theme of Chinese Zodiac will also be issued:

Presentation Pack:
This presentation pack contains five stamps, one souvenir sheet, one first day cover with stamps and one first day cover with souvenir sheet of the same issue, this pack is priced at MOP100.00.

Gift Set of Teapot and Stamps:
A prestigious gift box contains an exquisite teapot in the image of “Monkey” and a presentation pack with five stamps of the same issue, priced at MOP428.00. It is certainly the first choice of an elegant gift on this Lunar New Year, and it will only be available for sale at the Philatelic Shop of Macao Post Headquarters. Limited quantity! Get the opportunity to add value to your collection!

The stamp designer of this issue is Mr. Wilson Chi Ian Lam, and the text of the information brochure is written by Mr. Lawrence Lei and Mr. Lao Wah.

This is the first theme in 2016.

Technical Data of Stamp “Lunar Year of the Monkey”

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