The Philatelic Bureau of MaltaPost plc has issued a set of four stamps entitled Maritime Malta depicting four vessels, which reflect the importance of maritime activities in Malta’s economic development and security.
The stamps features the MV Ta’ Pinu of Gozo Channel, MV Jean De La Valette of Virtu Ferries, Patrol Boat – P23 of the Armed Forces of Malta and MV Spinola of Tug Malta. An amount of 100,000 stamps carry a face value of €0.26, 400,000 stamps carry a face value of €0.37, 80,000 stamps carry a face value of €0.67 and 60,000 carry a face value of €0.91.
The stamps measure 44.0mm x 31.0mm with a perforation of 13.9 x 14.0 (comb). All stamps have been offset printed on Maltese Crosses watermarked paper by Printex Limited and are available in sheets of ten. A set of four maximum cards will be issued to complement the stamp set. These are a philatelic version of a postcard bearing an identical image of a stamp.
This stamp set is available from all post offices in Malta and Gozo and also from the Mobile Post Office.
More information is available from the MaltaPost Philatelic Bureau, 305, Triq Ħal Qormi, Marsa MTP 1001. Tel. 2596 1740; email: [email protected]; www.maltaphilately.com