Stamp issue: Maritime Malta Series V featuring vessels of the Order

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Stamp issue: Maritime Malta Series V featuring vessels of the OrderMaritime Malta Series V- are new stamps featuring vessels of the Order, that will be issued on Friday by MaltaPost. The photography and design is by Sean Cini.

Consisting of 3 stamps, this issue will feature vessels dating back to the Order of St.John. The €0.63, €1.85, and €3.59, stamps depict three models of square-rigged warships known as ‘third rate ships-of-the-line,’ which are currently on display at the Malta Maritime Museum.

They will be issued in sheets of 10 stamps with each stamp measuring 44mm x 31mm, a perforation of 13.9x 14.0 (comb.) bearing the Maltese Crosses watermark.

The sheets measure 185mm x 115mm. Printex Limited produced the set in offset and the issue consists of 100,000 of the €0.63 stamp, 50,000 of the €1.85 stamp and 40,000 of the €3.59 stamp.

This philatelic issue will be available as from Friday, the 29th of September, from all Post Offices in Gozo and Malta, by phone on 25961740, online at www.maltaphilately.com or by mail from the Philatelic Bureau, MaltaPost.

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