Maritime Malta Series VII – Vessels of the Order, new stamp issue
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A set of stamps consisting of two stamps featuring a ceremonial boat and a gondola dating back to the Order of Saint John, is being issued on Thursday.
MaltaPost has advised that the set is the seventh from the ‘Maritime Malta’ series issued each year.
The €0.26 stamp depicts a model known as the ‘Felucca Dorada’ or the gilded felucca, while the €5.00 stamp depicts a model of the gondola of the late Grand Master Adrien de Wignacourt. These models are currently on display at the Malta Maritime Museum.
These stamps each measure 44mm x 31mm, with a perforation of 14.0 x 13.9 (comb.) bearing the Maltese Cross watermark.
The sheets measure 185mm x 115mm and each sheet includes 10 stamps. Printex Limited produced the stamp set in the offset process and the issue consists of 700,000 of the €0.26 stamp and 70,000 of the €5.00 stamp.
The stamps will be available as from this Thursday, the 21st of February, from all post offices in Malta and Gozo, by telephone on 25961740, online at www.maltaphilately.com or by mail from the Philatelic Bureau, MaltaPost p.l.c.