Stamp Issue "Lunar Year of the Rooster (Label Stamp)"
15/05/2017 15:31


Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau issued the label stamps “Lunar Year of the Snake”, “Lunar Year of the Horse”, “Lunar Year of the Goat” and “Lunar Year of the Monkey” under the stamp series of Chinese Zodiac between 2013 and 2016. The fifth issue with the stamp theme “Lunar Year of the Rooster” will be issued on 17th May, 2017, the printing quantity is 1,000,000 label stamps.

Since the pronunciation of “Rooster” and “Lucky” in Chinese are homophonic, rooster has become the symbol of lucky. Therefore, people apply it in various folk arts, such as rooster head shoe, rooster paper cutting, rooster satchel, rooster bellyband, rooster pillow, rooster pillow support, rooster apron and rooster waistcoat, they all serve as an unique scenery among the people. In addition, the stamps of Lunar Year of the Rooster over the years had also reflected the images of rooster, which are lucky, brilliant, mighty and strong.

The above issue will be available for sale at the General Post Office 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 4 Label Stamps 13.00 patacas
First Day Cover with Label Stamps 18.00 patacas 5,000
Information Brochure 6.50 patacas 3,500
Information Brochure with Label Stamps 19.50 patacas

On the issue date, the maximum sales quota per queuing customer is 20 sets of label stamps, 3 first day covers with label stamps and 3 information brochures with label stamps. Besides, the following designated automatic stamp vending machines will have a temporary arrangement; the maximum time limit for using the vending machine is 10 minutes for each queuing customer.

- General Post Office
- Communications Museum, Ground Floor
- Almirante Lacerda Post Office, Av. do Ouvidor Arriaga
- Ferry Terminal – Arrival Level
- Avenida de Venceslau de Morais, Mong Ha Post Office
- Rua de Roma – near Block 2 of Hang Kei Garden – NAPE
- Avenida de Venceslau de Morais – between Tai Fung Bank
- Praça de Ponte e Horta

The stamp designer of this issue is Ms. Anita, Fung Pou Chu, and the text of the information brochure is written by Mr. Gong Gang.

This is the third theme in 2017. The previous issued stamps are “Lunar Year of the Rooster” (commemorative stamp) issued on 05/01/2017, “Macao: Back to Common Roots” on 10/02/2017, and “Traditional Chinese Culture” on 01/03/2017.

Technical Data of Label Stamp “Lunar Year of the Rooster”

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