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The Ruins of Saint Paul's (continued)
GUINEA, 1999, World Philatelic Exhibition, Scott 2166c
PORTUGAL, 1999, Cultural Encounters between Portugal and Macao, Scott 2300
MACAO, 2002, the 4th centenary of St. Paul's, and its special cancel, Scott 1088-1090
MACAO, 2003, Art Museum Paintings, Scott 1131c
HONG KONG, 2004, Pearl River Delta, Scott 1119
MACAO, 2004, People's Liberation Army, Scott 1154c
MACAO, 2004, the 100th anniversary of Deng Xiaoping's birth. Scott 1146-1147
MACAO, 2004, the 55th anniversary of the PR of China, 1150b, 1151
This aerogramme (#17) is richly decorated with five color photos of the churches of Macao.
The one shown, of St. Paul's, is an enlargement of the aerogramme's stamp
MACAO, 2005, the Historical Center of Macao named as part of the Cultural Heritage of Humanity, Scott 1174
A Jesuit in the garb of Matteo Ricci seems to be posing with tourists in front of St. Paul's.
MACAO, 2006, the Society of Jesus issue, Scott 1209
MACAO, 2008, the Year of the Rat issue, 1239d
MACAO, 2008, souvenir sheet in honor of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Scott 1245
MACAO, 2001, a mini-sheet of twelve stamps and labels plus this central label of St. Paul's
is part of a joint issue with Hong Kong and China honoring Beijing for being chosen for the 2008 Olympics, Scott 1067
MACAO, 2009, the 120th anniversary of International Labor Day
St. Paul's facade is seen in silhouette on both stamp and souvenir sheet, Scott 1281-1282
MACAO, 2009, the 10th anniversary of the return of Macao to China, Scott 1303
MOZAMBIQUE, 2009, the 60th anniversary of China; St. Paul's is on the lower right stamp, Scott 1879.
MACAO, 2010, 60th anniversary of the Bank of China Macao branch shows St. Paul's
on one of a block of four stamps, and on the souvenir sheet to the left of the stamp, Scott 1313a, 1314
MACAO, 2010, the Giant Panda issue also shows St. Paul's on the souvenir sheet and one of the stamps, Scott 1331-1332
MACAO, 2012, Anti-corruption issue, Scott 1376
GRENADA, 2014 a sheet of 110 different stamps to commemorate the former leader of China, Deng Xiaoping and the 15th anniversary of the return of Macao to Chinese sovereignty, with St. Paul's in the background of each. We offer a small sample of the 110 different pictures of Deng. The sheet is clearly aimed at the Chinese philatelic market; one wonders if any were actually used in Grenada. Scott 4019a-df
of Our Lady of the Mount of St. Paul
and the Bell from the Church of St. Paul
MACAO, 2013, the Museum issue: souvenir sheet (Scott 1392), and bell from St. Paul's (Scott 1391d)
The Fortaleza do Monte, or the Fortress of Our Lady of the Mount of St. Paul, was built by the Jesuits, from 1617 to 1626, on top of Mount Hill, strategically located in the center of the Macao Peninsula, watching over the city in all directions. It was the Portuguese colony of Macao's principal military defense structure, crucial in successfully holding off the attempted Dutch invasion of Macao in 1622. The fort was used as the residence of the first governor of Macao. In 1965 a weather observatory was installed at the site, in 1976 the fortress was demilitarized, and in 1998 the Museum of Macao, honored by the above 2013 issue and illustrated at the bottom of the souvenir sheet, was installed at the site. The bronze bell from the church of St. Paul's is now located in the museum.