Stamp Issue "Chinese White Dolphin"
17/11/2017 15:48

STAMP ISSUE “CHINESE WHITE DOLPHIN”

Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau will issue the stamp theme “Chinese White Dolphin” on 1st December, 2017. The Chinese white dolphin (Sousa chinensis), also known as Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin, is the marine mammal of the Delphinidae family. Macao situated in the west coast of Pearl River Estuary; is an important distribution area of Chinese white dolphin in Pearl River Estuary. This is largely related to the fact that sea water and fresh water merge together in the waters of Macao with appropriate temperature, salinity and depth, gathering a massive amount of fish.

According to the “International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List 2010”, the Chinese white dolphin is listed as “Near Threatened”. Meanwhile, it is also listed as “Grade 1 National Key Protected Species” in China and included in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendix I, which means that the concerned international trade is completely prohibited.

This issue includes a set of four stamps and one souvenir sheet, the images demonstrating the beautiful posture of the Chinese white dolphin; and the souvenir sheet contains the full set of stamps. The stamps and souvenir sheet are bearing the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) Panda logo, this is the second issue launched in collaboration with the WWF after the “50th Anniversary of WWF” issued in 2011.

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 Stamps 15.00 patacas 300,000
Sheetlet 60.00 patacas  
Souvenir Sheet 15.00 patacas 300,000
First Day Cover with Stamps 20.00 patacas 4,000
First Day Cover with Souvenir Sheet 20.00 patacas 4,000
Information Brochure 6.50 patacas 5,500
Information Brochure with Stamps 21.50 patacas  
Information Brochure with Souvenir Sheet 21.50 patacas  

The stamp designer of this issue is Ms. Yu Si, and the text of the information brochure is written by the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau.

This is the last of the twelve themes in 2017. The previous issued stamps are “Lunar Year of the Rooster” on 05/01/2017, “Macao: Back to Common Roots” on 10/02/2017, “Traditional Chinese Culture” on 01/03/2017, the label stamp “Lunar Year of the Rooster” on 17/05/2017, “Chinese Opera – Farewell My Concubine” on 08/06/2017, “Social Welfare Services of Macao” on 03/07/2017, “90th Anniversary of the Founding of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army” on 01/08/2017, “Tung Sin Tong – 125 Years of Society Solidarity” on 08/08/2017, “150th Anniversary of the Birth of Camilo Pessanha” on 07/09/2017, “Lotus Flower” on 09/10/2017, “Chinese Furniture” on 10/11/2017, and “Thangka – Seven Buddhas of the Past” to be issued on 21/11/2017.

Technical Data of Stamp "CHINESE WHITE DOLPHIN"

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