STAMP ISSUE “LUNAR YEAR OF THE TIGER”
30/12/2009 00:00

STAMP ISSUE “LUNAR YEAR OF THE TIGER”

Macao Post will issue the third issue of the third series of Chinese Zodiac philatelic products with the stamp theme “Lunar Year of the Tiger” on 2nd January, 2010. The third series continue to use the conceptual design of the previous two stamps, Lunar Year of the Rat and the Ox, to combine the different forms of the Tiger and the distinguishing characteristics of “Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth” on to the stamps. This year, the tiger’s nature from the “Five Elements” is “Metal Tiger”, so it becomes the main character of the five stamps. The “Metal Tiger” stamp is applied with emboss printing technique to highlight the image of intrepid tiger while the hot foil stamping with holographic and gold are used respectively on the cloud patterns, 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 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 9,000
First Day Cover with Souvenir Sheet 14.50 patacas 10,500
Information Brochure 5.00 patacas 6,000
Information Brochure with Stamp 16.00 patacas
Information Brochure with Souvenir Sheet 15.00 patacas
Set of 5 Postcards 12.50 patacas 3,500
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, 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 MOP72.00.

Gift Set of Teapot with Stamp:
A prestigious gift box contains an exquisite teapot in the image of “Tiger” and a presentation pack with five stamps of the same issue, priced at MOP328.00. 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 first issue in 2010.

Technical Data of Stamp “Lunar Year of the Tiger”

Details


LUNAR NEW YEAR CARD OF MACAO POST

Macao Post will issue a new greeting card for Lunar New Year of the Tiger titled “The Vigorous Tiger Greetings the Lunar Year” on January 22, 2010, 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 your time and money.


ANNUAL ALBUM 2009

Macao Post will issue the Annual Album 2009 on 9th February 2010, 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. This album comprises the full collection of 2009 stamps and souvenir sheets, and also includes one self-adhesive stamp booklet, on which the colour stamp images and the technical data are printed on the pages. This Album is priced at MOP298.00, it is certainly an excellent product, either as a collectable or as an elegant gift.

Customers can also purchase the empty Annual Album, by which the purchased 2009 Macao’s stamps and souvenir sheets can be protectively organized. Empty Annual Album is priced at MOP80.00.


SUPPLEMENTS FOR PHILATELIC ALBUM OF MACAO 2009

Macao Post will release the “Supplements for Philatelic Album of Macao 2009” on 5th February 2010, 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 2009. Your collections of stamps and souvenir sheets of 2009 can be put into the pre-printed pages for convenient storage.

The selling price of Supplements for Philatelic Album of Macao 2009 is MOP200.00.


Results of Stamps Design Contest

The results of Stamps Design Contest "Expo 2010 Shanghai China", organized by Macao Post and Office for Preparation of Macao’s Participation in the Shanghai World Expo, co-organized by Macau Artist Society and Macao Polytechnic Institute School of Arts, has reached its final stage. The judging panel formed by Mr. Lai Ieng - The President of Macau Artist Society, Ms. Anita Fung - The representative of Macao Polytechinc Institute School of Arts, Ms. Christina Ieong - Director of Office for Preparation of Macao's Participation in the Shanghai World Expo, Ms. Derby Lau - Director of Macao Post.

The winning entry will be issued as stamps, souvenir sheet and postcards. The Prize Presentation Ceremony will be held at the "126th Anniversary of Macao Post" on 1st March 2010 at the Communications Museum. The following is the Awards List:

Awards Awards Name
1st PrizeChio Ut Sim
2nd PrizeChiang Tat Seng
3rd PrizeChan Ut Meng



REPRINT LABEL STAMP "WORLD HERITAGE"

The Macao Post announced that 8 automatic stamp vending machines located at different areas in Macao (please refer to appendix for details) will be started using the reprint label stamp "World Heritage" from 9:00a.m. on 22nd February, 2010.

The mentioned automatic stamp vending machines will be gradually installed the reprint label stamp from 4:30p.m. on 21st February, 2010. The relevant machines will be temporarily suspending the service. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

The label stamp "World Heritage" was issued on 31st July, 2008. The reprint label stamp maintains the original design, but with the wording (REIMP 2009) indicating the reprint year at the bottom of the empty selvage.


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