Maltese Festa stamp issue: 10 statues of the Assumption of Our Lady
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A series of stamps depicting processional statues of the various churches in Gozo and Malta, is being issued by MaltaPost.
There will be ten stamps in the first issue, depict the ten statues of the Assumption of Our Lady found in churches in Gozo and Malta, with the feast being celebrated on Tuesday.
The Assumption stamps will be the first in a series that will form a collection featuring processional statues from various churches around the islands.
It includes 10 stamps, 10 illustrated cards and 10 envelopes. Clients who order this collection before the 30th September 2017 will be given a binder free of charge, MaltaPost said.
The stamps within the first issue of the ‘Maltese Festa series’ bear a face value of €0.26 each. They were produced at Printex Ltd by the offset process and the issue consists of 1,540,000 stamps.
The issue will be sold in sheets of 10 stamps and each stamp measures 31mm by 44mm with a perforation of 13.9 x 14.0 (comb) bearing the Maltese cross watermark. Each sheet measures 182mm by 115mm.
The stamps will be available as from Monday, the 14th of August, from all Post Offices in Gozo and Malta.
Orders may be placed online at maltaphilately.com or by mail from the Philatelic Bureau, MaltaPost p.l.c. 305, Triq Hal Qormi, Marsa, MTP 1001; Telephone: 2596 1740, e-mail: email@example.com