SEPAC series stamp issue depicting traditional Maltese handcrafts
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MaltaPost has issued a set of four stamps in the SEPAC Series depicting Maltese traditional handcrafts. Local artist Toni Calleja captured the four traditional handcrafts featured in this stamp set.
A boat carpenter building a traditional wooden boat, is shown on the €0.26 stamp. The €0.59 stamp depicts the crafts of bamboo fish traps. The art of weaving is featured on the €1.00 stamp and the €3.51 stamp portrays an artist applying the original art of tberfil to the wheels of a horse-drawn carriage (karozzin).
MaltaPost said that the €0.59 stamp will bear the official Small European Postal Administration Cooperation (SEPAC) logo and will be included in the SEPAC stamp issue folder.
The stamps will be issued in sheets of 10 stamps. Each stamp measures 44mm x 31mm, and has a perforation of 13.9x 14.0 (comb.) bearing the Maltese Crosses watermark.
The sheets measure 118mm x 185mm. Printex Limited produced the set in offset and the issue consists of 300,000 of the €0.26 stamp, 50,000 of the €0.59 stamp, 40,000 of the €1.00 stamp and 40,000 of the €3.51 stamp.
This philatelic issue is available from all Post Offices in Gozo and Malta, online at www.maltaphilately.com or by mail from the Philatelic Bureau, MaltaPost p.l.c.