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Postage stamps and postal history of Macau

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A 1913 Ceres stamp of Macau

This is a survey of the postage stamps and postal history of Macau.

Colonial history

The first stamps issued for Macau by the Portuguese was in 1884. The common "Portuguese crown" design was used and nine values ranging from 5 to 300 reis were made.

Transfer of sovereignty over Macau

When Macau became a special administrative region of the People's Republic of China, all stamps with "Macau, Portuguese Republic" (Portuguese: Macau República Portuguesa) were no longer used. Instead, "Macau, China" was printed on the stamp.

Further reading

  • Yang's Catalog of the Postage Stamps and Postal Stationery of Macau (1998).

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