130th Anniversary of Macao Post celebrated on stamps

March 3rd, 2014

2014 is particularly meaningful to Macao Post, not only because it is the 15th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Macao Special Administrative Region, but also the 130th Anniversary of Macao Post.

Macao Post, established in 1884, reaches its 130 years this year, it witnesses the continued evolution of economy, society and technology development in Macao. To mark this anniversary and important historic milestone, Macao Post is issuing the stamp theme "130th Anniversary of Macao Post". This issue includes a set of four stamps illustrates the four main service areas of Macao Post, including "Postal Service", "Postal Savings Service", "Communications Museum" and "Electronic Postal Service". The souvenir sheet shows the building of Macao Post Headquarters, which was built in 1929 with the characteristics of Portuguese architecture, as well as the cylindrical pillar box in the period of Portuguese-Macao government and the current pillar box to contrast the passage of time. It also launches the first souvenir sheet produced with 100% genuine silk made in Italy. It shows the sketch image of Macao Post Headquarters, which is drawn by the Macao painter Mr. Lok Hei, presented together with the prestigious postal historical photographs in collage form. Each silk souvenir sheet is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, it is certainly a prestigious and valuable collectible product.

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