On 21 September 2018, UNPA will issue a 3-stamp special event mini-sheet to commemorate the Macao 2018 – Thirty-fifth Asian International Stamp Exhibition in Macau, PR China. The stamp sheet was designed by Ye Luying (China). The sheet is composed of three denominated stamps ($1.15, CHF 2,00 and €1,80) and features a special laser-cutting technique. A quantity of 18,000 sheets were printed by Cartor Security Printing (France).
The background of the sheet depicts a Chinese story in ancient times called Hua Mulan, about a girl who joined the army instead of her old father, dressing as a man to do so. The illustration inspired by the Cantonese opera of Hua Mulan where the protagonist was depicted by famous Cantonese opera actresses Madam Lang Yunyu and Guo Feng. The three stamps feature judge Bao Zheng, general Guan Yu and Hua Mulan. They are meant to represent justice, loyalty, righteousness, courage and equality.
Customers with standing order requirements for special event mini-sheets will automatically receive this item through their accounts.