Stamp Issue “Centenary of the Macau Red Cross”

“Centenary of the Macau Red Cross” -souvenir sheet

To mark the century of the Macau Red Cross in fulfilling its humanitarian and philantrophic Missions, Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau will issue the stamp theme “Centenary of the Macau Red Cross” on 12th June, 2020. The Macau Red Cross was founded in 1920, is the oldest humanitarian organization in the city, and celebrates its first centenary this year.

Holding the firm convictions of philanthropic and voluntary services, the humanitarian mission of the Macau Red Cross has never interrupted for over a century. Little drops of water, little grains of sand, the selfless contributions by their volunteers, and the support and contributions by the public, make-up the mighty and solid foundation for Macau Red Cross and enable the continuously carry out this humanitarian missions.

This issue includes one stamp and one souvenir sheet, whose design incorporates the number “100” with a red cross; the souvenir sheet shows the seven fundamental principles of the said International Movement: Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality, and illustrating several projects started in MSAR and beyond.

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:

250,000 stamps with the face value of 4.50 patacas

250,000 souvenir sheets with the face value of 14.00 patacas

4,500 FDC @ 6.00 patacas

4,500 FDC/SS @ 6.00 patacas

4,000 information brochures @ 7.00 patacas

The selling price for one stamp is 4.50 patacas, the first day cover with stamp (FDC) is 10.50 patacas, the first day cover with souvenir sheet (FDC/SS) is 20.00 patacas, the information brochure with stamp is 11.50 patacas and the information brochure with souvenir sheet is 21.00 patacas.

The stamp designer of this issue is Mr. Lok Hei, and the text of the information brochure is written by the Macau Red Cross.

This is the sixth theme of 2020 issues. 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, and “70th Anniversary of the Women’s General Association of Macau” on 21/05/2020.

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