STAMP ISSUE "LITERATURE AND ITS CHARACTERS – THE OUTLAWS OF THE MARSH II"
23/06/2014 15:57

STAMP ISSUE "LITERATURE AND ITS CHARACTERS – THE OUTLAWS OF THE MARSH II"

Following the first issue “The Outlaws of the Marsh” of the stamp series Literature and its Characters issued in 2003. Macao Post will release the second issue “Literature and its Characters – The Outlaws of the Marsh II” on 26th June, 2014. “The Outlaws of the Marsh” is one of the four great classical novels of Chinese literature. The story about the heroes of mount Liang Shan is as fascinating as an epic, which is an outstanding masterwork of Chinese brilliant culture. The heroes in the story have their individual background, character, thought and appearance. The stamps depict the six chivalrous heroes during the development period of mount Liang Shan, which include: Shi Jin, Chai Jin, Yang Zhi, Chao Gai, Ruan Xiaoqi and Gongsun Sheng. The souvenir sheet portrays the six heroic bearing heroes standing in front of Liang Shan Marsh with a flag written on “Heroes in Mount Liang Shan”, states the theme of the stamp.

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 6 Stamps 12.00 patacas 200,000
Sheetlet 24.00 patacas  
Souvenir Sheet 12.00 patacas 200,000
First Day Cover with Stamps 17.00 patacas 4,000
First Day Cover with Souvenir Sheet 17.00 patacas 4,000
Information Brochure 6.50 patacas 6,000
Information Brochure with Stamps 18.50 patacas  
Information Brochure with Souvenir Sheet 18.50 patacas  
Set of 6 Postcards 15.00 patacas 3,500
Set of 6 Maximum Cards 27.00 patacas  

The stamp designer of this issue is Ms. Poon Kam Ling, and the text of the information brochure is written by Mr. Yin Degang.

This is the sixth issue in 2014. The previous issued stamps are “Lunar Year of the Horse” on 03/01/2014, “140th Anniversary of Conde de São Januário General Hospital” on 06/01/2014, the label stamp “Lunar Year of the Horse” on 14/02/2014, “130th Anniversary of Macao Post” on 01/03/2014 and “Animal Protection” on 28/04/2014.

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