STAMP ISSUE “LUNAR YEAR OF THE OX”
02/01/2009 00:00

STAMP ISSUE “LUNAR YEAR OF THE OX”

Macao Post will issue the second issue of the third series of Chinese Zodiac philatelic products, the stamp issue “Lunar Year of the Ox” on 8th January, 2009. The conceptual design of the third series is continuing to express the “Five Elements” of “Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth”, and adopted the “Heavenly Stems” calculation method to figure out the nature of the “Five Elements”. This year, the ox’s nature from the “Five Elements” is “Earth Ox”, so it becomes the main character of the five stamps. The “Earth Ox” stamp is applied with emboss printing technique to highlight the teapot image of Lunar animal while the hot foil stamping with holographic and gold are used respectively on the stamp border, the face values and the characters.

The above issue will be available for sale at the Macao Post Headquarters, 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, and the Communications Museum, from 9:30a.m. to 5:30p.m. The registered mail service for the above philatelic products 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 11.00 patacas 250,000
Sheetlet 55.00 patacas
Souvenir Sheet 10.00 patacas 250,000
First Day Cover with Stamp 15.50 patacas 10,000
First Day Cover with Souvenir Sheet 14.50 patacas 11,500
Information Brochure 5.00 patacas 7,000
Information Brochure with Stamp 16.00 patacas
Information Brochure with Souvenir Sheet 15.00 patacas
Set of 5 Postcards 12.50 patacas 4,500
Set of 5 Maximum Cards 23.50 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 of the same issue, one souvenir sheet, one first day cover with stamps and one first day cover with souvenir sheet, this pack is priced at MOP72.00.

Gift Set of Teapot with Stamp:
A prestigious gift box contains an exquisite teapot in the image of “Ox” and a presentation pack with five stamps of the same issue, priced at MOP298.00. 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 for this issue is Mr. Wilson Chi Ian Lam, and the text for the information brochure is written by Mr. Lawrence Lei.

This is the second issue in 2009. The issued stamp is as “Bicentenary of the Birth of Louis Braille” on 04/01/2009.

Commemorative Postmark Cancellation Service of “1st Anniversary of Canon Hongkong Co., Ltd. (Macau branch)”

To celebrate the 1st Anniversary of Canon Hongkong Co., Ltd. (Macau branch) , Macao Post announced that a Temporary Post Counter will be set up at the Philately Shop located at Macao Post Headquarters at 09H00 to 17H30 on 6th February 2009 providing the commemorative postmark cancellation service for the “1st Anniversary of Canon Hongkong Co., Ltd. (Macau branch)”.


A commemorative envelope will be distributed to public, and various philatelic products will also be available for sale during the above activity.

Welcome to visit and collect Macao Stamps.


LUNAR NEW YEAR CARD OF MACAO POST

Macao Post will issue a new greeting card for Lunar New Year of the Ox titled “The Lunar Year of the Ox Bringing Good Desires” on January 5, 2009, it will be available for sale at the Macao Post Headquarters, all post offices and postal kiosks.

At MOP8.00 you can send this greeting card to every corner of the world. No stamp is required, saving you time and money.


ANNUAL ALBUM 2008

Macao Post will issue the Annual Album 2008 on 8th January 2009, it will be available for sale at the Philatelic Shop of Macao Post Headquarters, “Rua do Campo” Post Office, Maritime Ferry Terminal Post Office, Airport Post Office, and the Communications Museum. An elegant and protective hard cover is designed together with the application of UV varnish to highlight the teapot image of Lunar animal “Earth Rat”, while the characters are printed with hot foil stamping with gold. The album contains the full collection of 2008 stamps and souvenir sheets, on which the colour stamp images and the technical data are printed on the pages. This Album is priced at MOP280.00, it is certainly a precious collectable as well as an elegant gift.

Customers can also purchase the empty Annual Album, by which the purchased 2008 Macao’s stamps and souvenir sheets can be protectively organized. Empty Annual Album is priced at MOP80.00.


SUPPLEMENTS FOR PHILATELIC ALBUM OF MACAO 2008

Macao Post will release the “Supplements for Philatelic Album of Macao 2008” on 8 January 2009, it will be available for sale at the Macao Post Headquarters and the Communications Museum. The album pages are pre-printed with all the stamps’ images of 2008. Your collections of stamps and souvenir sheets of 2008 can be put into the pre-printed pages for convenient storage.

The selling price of Supplements for Philatelic Album of Macao 2008 is MOP180.00.


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