STAMP ISSUE “SENG YU – IDIOMS III”
29/05/2009 00:00

STAMP ISSUE “SENG YU – IDIOMS III”

The idioms and the histories that originated idioms are precious cultural heritages of China. Macao Post issued two series of stamps “Seng Yu – Idioms” on 2001 and 2007, which became name cards spreading Chinese culture. The third series will be issued on 1st June, 2009, the Chinese idiomatic stories depict on the four stamps are “The Mantis Stalking the Cicada”, “A Fond Dream of Nanke”, “Songs of Chu on All Sides” and “Give the Last Measure of Devotion”, whereas the souvenir sheet depicts the story of “Marking the Boat to Find the Sword”. 

It also includes the Self-adhesive Stamp with the same theme, which will be released in the Booklet with a total of 8 stamps. Due to the limited quantity, the sales restriction per queuing customer on the issue date is three booklets. The First Day Cover, Information Brochure and Postcard (all without stamps) will be available for sale on the issue date, customers can produce the philatelic products by affixing the self-adhesive stamps with the issue postmark for your collection or mail to your beloved friends and relatives.

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 4 Stamps 10.00 patacas 140,000
Set of 4 Sheets 200.00 patacas
Souvenir Sheet 10.00 patacas 200,000
Self-adhesive Stamp Booklet 20.00 patacas 30,000
First Day Cover 4.50 patacas 5,000
First Day Cover with Stamps 14.50 patacas
First Day Cover with Souvenir Sheet 14.50 patacas 5,000
Information Brochure 5.00 patacas 7,000
Information Brochure with Stamps 15.00 patacas
Information Brochure with Souvenir Sheet 15.00 patacas
Set of 4 Postcards 10.00 patacas 4,500
Set of 4 Maximum Cards 20.00 patacas

The stamp designer for this issue is Mr. Lio Man Cheong, and the text for the information brochure is written by Mr. Yin Degang.

This is the seventh issue in 2009. The issued stamps are as “Bicentenary of the Birth of Louis Braille” on 04/01/2009; “Lunar Year of the Ox” on 08/01/2009; “Opening of Kun Iam Treasury” on 20/02/2009; “Traditional Instruments II” on 01/03/2009; “Mainland Scenery III” on 08/04/2009 and “120th Anniversary of the International Labour Day” on 01/05/2009.



Technical Data of Stamp “SENG YU – IDIOMS III”

Details


Commemorative Postmark Cancellation Service of “The 23rd Lotus Exhibition of China”

To celebrate The 23rd Lotus Exhibition of China, Macao Post announced that a Temporary Post Counter will be set up at Senado Square and The Taipa Houses-Museum, at 9H00 to 19H00 on 10th June 2009 providing the commemorative postmark cancellation service for the “23rd Lotus Exhibition of China”.

      

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

Besides, Macao Post will distribute the above-mentioned envelope on 1st to 9th June 2009 at Macao Post Headquarters and all post offices.

Welcome to visit and collect Macao Stamps.




Commemorative Postmark Cancellation Service of “25th Anniversary of Junior Chamber International Macao, China”

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Junior Chamber International Macao, China, Macao Post announced that a Temporary Post Counter will be set up at the Philately Shop located at Macao Post Headquarters at 09H00 to 13H00 on 27th June 2009 providing the commemorative postmark cancellation service for the “25th Anniversary of Junior Chamber International Macao, China”.

      

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.




Commemorative Cancellation of “Science and Technology Week 2009”

To celebrate the Science and Technology Week 2009, Macao Post announced that a Temporary Post Counter will be set up at our Philatelic Shop located at Main Hall of Macau Fisherman’s Wharf and Macao Post Headquarters during 10th to 14th July 2009 providing the commemorative cancellation service for the “Science and Technology Week 2009”.

Opening hours as following:

10th July Main Hall of Macau Fisherman’s Wharf: 15H00 – 17H30
Philately Shop of Macao Post Headquarters:  15H00 – 17H30
11th to 14th July Main Hall of Macau Fisherman’s Wharf:  12H00 – 20H00

      

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.




Commemorative Postmark Cancellation Service of “Solar Eclipse of Observation – Activity of Generalization of Scientific Knowledge 2009”

To cope with the Solar Eclipse of Observation – Activity of Generalization of Scientific Knowledge 2009, Macao Post announced that a Temporary Post Counter will be set up at Macau University of Science and Technology (Avenida Wai Long, Taipa), and the Garden of Tai Tam Hill (Rampa do Observatório, Taipa) at 08H30 to 12H30 on 22th July 2009 providing the commemorative postmark cancellation service for the “Solar Eclipse of Observation – Activity of Generalization of Scientific Knowledge 2009”.

      

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.




Commemorative Postmark Cancellation Service of “Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Founding of Nam Kwong”

To commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Founding of Nam Kwong, Macao Post announced that a Temporary Post Counter will be set up at The Macao Forum at 14H30 to 19H00 on 28th August 2009 providing the commemorative postmark cancellation service for the “Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Founding of Nam Kwong”.


   



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.


Commemorative Postmark Cancellation Service of “Commencing Day for the Legislative Council Election 2009”

To cope with the Commencing Day for the Legislative Council Election 2009, Macao Post announces that a Temporary Post Counter will be set up at Senado Square at 10H30 to 15H00 on 5th September 2009 providing the commemorative postmark cancellation service for the “Commencing Day for the Legislative Council Election 2009”.


    



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.


Commemorative Postmark Cancellation Service of “1st Anniversary of 10 Fantasia – A Creative Industries Incubator”

To celebrate the 1st Anniversary of 10 Fantasia – A Creative Industries Incubator, Macao Post announces that a Temporary Post Counter will be set up at Calçada da Igreja de S. Lázaro, 10, at 17H00 to 20H00 on 19th September 2009 providing the commemorative postmark cancellation service for the “1st Anniversary of 10 Fantasia – A Creative Industries Incubator”.

         



A commemorative envelope and the postcard priced at MOP2.00 will be issued, together with the various philatelic products available for sale during the above activity.

Welcome to visit and collect Macao Stamps.


Commemorative Postmark Cancellation Service of “L’Arc Macau Opening Celebration”

To cope with L’Arc Macau Opening Celebration, Macao Post announces that a Temporary Post Counter will be set up at the Philately Shop located at Macao Post Headquaters at 09H00 to 17H30 on 21st September 2009 providing the commemorative postmark cancellation service for the “L’Arc Macau Opening Celebration”.

    



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.


Commemorative Postmark Cancellation Service “Open Day of Government Headquarters of the MSAR”

To cope with the Open Day of Government Headquarters of the MSAR, Macao Post announced that a Temporary Post Counter will be set up in front of Government Headquarters, Avenida Doutor Stanley Ho, at 9H00 to 18H00 on 26th to 27th September 2009 providing the commemorative cancellation service for the “Open Day of Government Headquarters of the MSAR”.

    



A commemorative envelope priced at MOP2.00 will be issued, together with the various philatelic products available for sale during the above activity.

Welcome to visit and collect Macao Stamps.


Commemorative Postmark Cancellation Service of “World Heart Day”

To cope with the World Heart Day, Macao Post announced that a Temporary Post Counter will be set up at Tap Seac Plaza, at 15H00 to 18H00 on 27th September 2009 providing the commemorative postmark cancellation service for the “World Heart Day”.

Macao Heart Foundation will sell the commemorative envelope, priced at 10.00 patacas at the mentioned location. The revenue will be for the charity purpose.

    



Various philatelic products will be available for sale during the above activity. Welcome to visit and collect Macao Stamps.


Commemorative Envelope of “PHILAKOREA 2009 24th Asian International Stamp Exhibition”

Macao Post will participate the “PHILAKOREA 2009 24th Asian International Stamp Exhibition”, located at Seoul, Korea, during 30th July to 4th August 2009. To commemorate this Exhibition, Macao Post produces the commemorative envelopes and provides the commemorative postmark cancellation service on site of the exhibition.

Be convenience to the philatelist, the commemorative envelope with stamp priced at MOP3.50 will also be available for sale at the Philately Shop of Macao Post Headquarters starting from 30th July.

You may send your registered mail of this commemorative envelope at the following locations *:

Philately Shop at Macao Post Headquarters:  30th July 9H00 – 17H30
Post Offices: 30th July to 4th August Office Hours to Public 

    

* No commemorative postmark cancellation service provided in Macao.




POSTCARD “BLESSED LAND OF LOTUS”

Macao Post will issue a set of five postcards titled “Blessed Land of Lotus” on 10th June 2009, it will be available for sale at the Macao Post Headquarters, all post offices and postal kiosk “Ruins of St. Paul’s”. The illustrations of the postcards are came from the oil painting of Lotus by Macao painter Sou Farong, his masterworks depict the lotus flowers with blossoms or budding, with the theme of “Pure Lotus”, “Golden Lotus”, “Happy Lotus”, “Blessed Lotus” and “Dreamy Lotus”.



A full set of five postcards are packed in an exquisite cover, the selling price is MOP28.00. Through this set of postcards, messages can be sent to every corner of the world together with promoting the city flower that symbolic of the Macao SAR to the foreigners.




POSTCARDS DESIGN CONTEST



Aims
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Reunification of Macao with Motherland, Macao Post organizes a Postcards Design Contest with the theme of "10th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Macao Special Administrative Region", the aim is to encourage the Macao residents to celebrate this great event through the healthy philatelic activity. The winning entries may be selected as designs of postcards to be issued by Macao Post, this provides an opportunity for the residents to share the joy of the MSAR’s developments and achievements by mailing the postcards to the relatives around the world.

Theme
10th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Macao Special Administrative Region

Eligibility
1. All MSAR residents are eligible for participation.
2. The contest is divided into two categories:
Open Category: aged 18 or above (Birth on 31/07/1991 or before)
Youth Category: aged 12 to 17 (Birth between 01/08/1991 to 31/07/1997)

Submission Deadline of Entries
Before 5:30pm on 31 July 2009

Awards
Open Category: 1st Prize One certificate and MOP8,000
2nd Prize  One certificate and MOP4,000
3rd Prize One certificate and MOP2,000


Youth Category: 1st Prize One certificate and MOP4,000
2nd Prize One certificate and MOP2,000
3rd Prize One certificate and MOP1,000

Judging Criteria
Entries will be assessed on the theme rendition, style and creativity, aesthetic appeal of colour use and design, etc.

Announcement of Results
The contest results will be announced in September 2009 via Macao Post website (www.macaupost.gov.mo). All winners will be notified by post individually. Participants who are not listed may assume that their entries are not selected and will not be notified individually.

Enquiries
Details of Contest Regulation and Application Form can be obtained at the Macao Post Headquarters, all post offices or downloaded from Macao Post website (www.macaupost.gov.mo). For any inquiries, please contact Macao Post through Tel: 8396 8604 or E-mail: philately@macaupost.gov.mo.



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