Stamp Issue "250th Anniversary of the Birth of Beethoven"
24/11/2020 15:15

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the great musician, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau will issue the stamp theme “250th Anniversary of the Birth of Beethoven” on 16th December, 2020. This issue includes a set of two stamps and one souvenir sheet.


Beethoven, born in Bonn, Germany, was an accomplished composer and pianist during the European classicism period and one of the representatives of the Vienna Classic period. Along with Haydn and Mozart, they were known as the “Three Great Masters of Vienna”.


Beethoven lived through the critical era between classical and romantic music. He not only accomplished great achievements in classical music but also paved the path of romantic music. His works had a big influence in the style of later composers, played an important role in the development of world music, and he was revered as a “sage of music”. He was only in the world for 57 years but left us with immortal works that resonated throughout the world.


The above issue will be available for sale at the General Post Office (9:00a.m. to 5:30p.m.), the Communications Museum (9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m., 2:30p.m. to 5:30p.m.), and the “Rua do Campo” Post Office (9:00a.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


Set of 2 Stamps

6.50 patacas



26.00 patacas


Souvenir Sheet

14.00 patacas


First Day Cover with Stamps

12.50 patacas


First Day Cover with Souvenir Sheet

20.00 patacas


Information Brochure

7.00 patacas


Information Brochure with Stamps

13.50 patacas


Information Brochure with Souvenir Sheet

21.00 patacas



The stamp designer of this issue is Mr. Carlos Marreiros, and the text of the information brochure is written by the School of Music of Macao Conservatory, Mr. Liu Chang.


This is the last of the fifteenth themes in 2020. The previous issued stamps are “Lunar Year of the Rat” on 05/01/2020, “70th Anniversary of the Macao Federation of Trade Unions” on 20/01/2020, “Gastronomy and Sweets III – Traditional Popular Snacks” on 01/03/2020, “Regional Medicinal Plants II” on 20/04/2020, “70th Anniversary of the Women’s General Association of Macau” on 21/05/2020, “Centenary of the Macau Red Cross” on 12/06/2020, “Fight Against the Epidemic Together” on 24/06/2020, “Chinese Medicine” on 03/07/2020, the label stamp “Lunar Year of the Rat” on 04/08/2020, “Literature and its Characters – Luo Shen Fu” on 10/08/2020, “Centenary of the Chinese Educators’ Association of Macau” on 10/09/2020, “Chinese Classical Poetry – Poems of Tang Dynasty” on 28/09/2020, “Animal Protection II” on 09/10/2020, “Jin Yong’s Novels” on 30/10/2020, and “Science and Technology – Digital Electronics” to be issued on 30/11/2020.


Technical Data of Stamp “250th Anniversary of the Birth of Beethoven”


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