Operation Pedestal Silver foil stamp replica & commemorative coin set
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A silver foil stamp replica and a commemorative coin are being launched by.MaltaPost and the Central Bank of Malta, to mark the 75th anniversary of `Operation Pedestal.’
The silver foil stamp replica depicts the €3.00 postage stamp from the stamp issue – 75th Anniversary ‘Operation Pedestal’ 1942 – 2017 in full colour.
The stamp shows the Siege Bell War Memorial located near the Lower Barrakka Gardens, in Valletta. The memorial was designed by sculptor Michael Sandle and commemorates all those who lost their lives throughout the siege of Malta between 1940 and 1943.
The tanker ‘Ohio’ and a Royal Navy destroyer in the background, are depicted on the silver coin and has a diameter of 38.61mm and a face value of €10.00.
The silver foil stamp replica and the commemorative coin are housed in a presentation case together with a certificate of authenticity. The silver foil stamp replica and the coin are also available separately.
This set will be available as from this coming Thursday, the 10th of August, from any Post Office, online at www.maltaphilately.com or by mail from the Philatelic Bureau, MaltaPost 305, Qormi Road, Marsa, MTP 1001; Telephone: 2596 1740; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orders are accepted subject to availability and on a first come, first served basis.