Second set of Maltese Flora Philatelic Stamp to be issued on Saturday
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The second set of the Maltese Flora series will be issued by MaltaPost later this coming Saturday.
The set includes three stamps each bearing a face value of €0.26, €0.59 and €1.16 and respectively depict the Smooth Goatsbeard, the Crown Anemone and the Friar’s Cowl which are species found in the Maltese Islands.
The Smooth Goatsbeard is a scarce annual plant belonging to the daisy family that grows mainly on clay soil in April and May. The Crown Anemone is an uncommon perennial herb and occurs in meadows, valleys and scrublands, in the cold months between December and March. The Friar’s Cowl is a very common perennial herb and grows in a variety of habitats including disturbed ground and flowers mainly between November and March.
Photographer Guido Bonett captured the flowers featured on the stamps. The stamps will be issued in sheets of 10 with each stamp measuring 20mm x 38mm with a perforation of 13.6 x 14.0 (comb.) while the sheets measure 154mm x 110mm and are complemented by a tab showing a photo of the flowers.
The stamps bear the Maltese Crosses watermark while Printex Limited printed the set in offset process. The issue consists of 2,500,000 of the €0.26 stamp, 500,000 of the €0.59 stamp, and 26,000 of the €1.16 stamp.
This Philatelic Issue will be available as from Saturday 14 February 2015 from all Post Offices in Malta and Gozo, online at www.maltaphilately.com or by mail from the Philatelic Bureau, MaltaPost p.l.c. 305, Qormi Road, Marsa, MTP 1001; Telephone: 2596 1740, e-mail: email@example.com.