The Malta Independent 14 December 2018, Friday

Philatelic Postage stamp issue

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 10:16 Last update: about 5 months ago

EuroMed Postal 'Houses in the Mediterranean'

MaltaPost will be participating in EuroMed Postal Union philatelic stamp issue, themed Houses of the Mediterranean with a set of two stamps.

The €0.20 stamp features a medieval facade typically found in the old capital city of Malta, Mdina. The doors, which were the main security feature of the house, were extremely strong and robust as during those times invasions by bandits and pirates were frequent.

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The €0.90 stamp features a townhouse typically found in our towns and villages and their origin dates back to some 400 years ago. These houses are mainly recognised by their solid wooden front door and louvered wooden front windows. These are individually handcrafted with the addition of two large brass doorknobs, known as ħabbatiet.

The stamps will be issued in sheets of 10 stamps. Each stamp measures 44mm x 31mm and has a perforation of 13.9x 14.0 (comb) bearing the Maltese Crosses watermark. The sheets measure 118mm x 185mm. Printex Limited produced the set in offset and the issue consists of 50,000 of the €0.20 stamp and 35,000 of the €0.90 stamp. Photography by David P. Attard.

This philatelic issue is available from all post offices in Malta and Gozo, online at www.maltaphilately.com or by mail from the Philatelic Bureau, MaltaPost plc


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