Sunday, March 4, 2012

Ching, Pa Kua VIII

ln the past ten years. Macao Post issued seven series of stamps titled “I Ching, Pa Kua”. As to symbolize the special characteristic of “Pa Kua”, the shape of these stamps is designed in the format of hexagon.

The first series of stamps titled as “Inspiration of Fu Xi Shi in drawing Pa Kua” was issued on 10 December 2001, and symbolized “Qian, Guai, Da You, Da Zhuang, Xiao Xu, Xu, Da Xu and Tai”.

The second series of stamps titled as “Picture of Song, Dance and Prosperity” was issued on 13 December 2002, and symbolized “Lü, Dui, Kui, Gui Mei, Zhong Fu, Jie, Sun and Lin”.

The third series of stamps titled as “Picture of Cultivating Civilization” was issued on 9 October 2003, and symbolized “Tong Ren, Ge, Li, Feng, Jia Ren, Ji Ji, Bi and Ming Yi”.

The fourth series of stamps titled as “Picture of Youthfulness” was issued on 1 March 2004, and symbolized “Wu Wang, Sui, Shi Ke, Zhen, Yi, Tun, Yi and Fu”.

The fifth series of stamps titled as “Favourable Weather for Crops Raising” was issued on 9 October 2006, and symbolized “Gou, Da Guo, Ding, Heng, Xun, Jing, Gu and Sheng”.

The sixth series of stamps titled as “Conquer the Disaster” was issued on 1 March 2008, and symbolized “Song, Kun, Wei Ji, Jie, Huan, Kan, Meng and Shi”.

The seventh series of stamps titled as “Reach a Peak” was issued on 1 March 2010, and symbolized “Dun, Xian, Lü, Xiao Guo, Jian, Jiang, Gen and Qian”.

The eighth series also the last series of “I Ching, Pa, Kua VIII”, the symbol of Kita of the eight stamps are “Pi, Cui, Jin, Yu, Guan, Bi, Bo and Kun.” The design of the souvenir sheet is based on the symbol “Kun” means Earth, Mother, Wealth, Grand. The picture is entitled as “Earth as Mother’s Devotion”.

Pi Redemption
Who keeps company with the bad guys would be victimized. The intellectual is habitually ready to bestow than to gain benefit.

Cui Assembly
Gather together with the emperor and stay long for prayers. The blessing is constant. To offer the best sacrifice would bring good fortune.

Jin Expansion
A honoured and fine horse. Propagation should be done throughout day and night, without rest and stop.

Yu Defence
Take precaution, not to be negligent. That can guide to build country and to lead armies to fight.

Cuan Observation
Hum incense and take bath for preparation. Tough ready hut not yet to sacrifice, is full of loyalty and sincerity.
Solemn and venerable.

Bi Association
Collaboration is successful. Further consultation with the oracle will divine there is no mistake from the beginning to the end. People are willing to come up for solution. Those who procrastinate will meet with misfortune.

Bo Shift
It is already completely hopeless. Why not take action?

Kun Earth
Commencement, speed and reflection would be endless last like the horse. If the intellectual takes action, may also have failure before success. Even though, one may gain wealth towards Southwest. In contrary, may have expense towards Northeast. The parallel is eternal.

Author: Chan Chi Vai
Translation: Association of I Ching Investigation

The Stamps:
The Sheetlet:
The Souvenir Sheet:
The FDC with Stamps:
The FDC with Souvenir Sheet:
The Post Mark:
Dados Técnicos/Technical Data
Valor dos Selos/Stamps Value: a set of 8 stamps of 2.00 Patacas
Folhas Miniatura com duas séries/Minisheets with one set of stamps
Valor do Bloco/Souvenir Sheet Value: 10.00 Patacas
Desenho/Design: Chan Chi Vai
Data emissão/Issue date: 01.03.2012
Impressor/Printer: Joh. Enschedé Security Print, Netherlands
Impressão/Print: Offset Lithography
Papel/Paper: Paper with Security Fibers
Picotagem/Perforation: 14 x 14

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