30/12/2013 15:50


Macao Post will release the seventh issue of the third series of Chinese Zodiac philatelic products with the stamp theme "Lunar Year of the Horse" on the 3rd January, 2014. The conceptual design of the stamp is combined with the different forms of the horse and the distinguishing characteristics of "Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth". The year of horse, the horse’s nature from the "Five Elements" is "Wood Horse", so it becomes the main character of the five stamps. The "Wood Horse" stamp is applied with emboss printing technique to highlight the elegant posture of neighing horse, together with the hot foil stamping with symphony holographic on the stamp border. The souvenir sheet uses the carousel as the theme, which well represents that Macao is a tourism hot spot, brings people joy and happiness, implying a joyful and harvest year.

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 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 5 Stamps 13.00 patacas 250,000
Sheetlet 65.00 patacas
Souvenir Sheet 12.00 patacas 250,000
First Day Cover with Stamps 18.00 patacas 9,000
First Day Cover with Souvenir Sheet 17.00 patacas 10,000
Information Brochure 6.50 patacas 6,000
Information Brochure with Stamps 19.50 patacas
Information Brochure with Souvenir Sheet 18.50 patacas
Set of 5 Postcards 12.50 patacas 3,500
Set of 5 Maximum Cards 25.50 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 MOP85.00.

Gift Set of Teapot and Stamps:
A prestigious gift box contains an exquisite teapot in the image of "Horse" and a presentation pack with five stamps of the same issue, priced at MOP388.00. 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 of this issue is Mr. Wilson Chi Ian Lam, and the text of the information brochure is written by Mr. Lawrence Lei and Mr. Lao Wah.

This is the first stamp issue in 2014.

Technical Data of Stamp “Lunar Year of the Horse”


"Macao’s Lunar Year of the Horse Stamp" Lucky Ornament

TO celebrate the coming Chinese New Year, Macao Post will issue a lucky ornament titled "Macao’s Lunar Year of the Horse Stamp" on 3rd January 2014. It is engraved with laser techniques for highlighting the Macao Post Headquarters’ building and a thin wooden card with the wood horse stamp image is affixed on the other side. The unique design is certainly a precious and commemorative collectable. It will be available for sale at the Macao Post Headquarters, the "Rua do Campo" Post Office, the Maritime Ferry Terminal Post Office, the Airport Post Office and the Communications Museum and the selling price is MOP 15.00.

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