The Malta Independent 15 June 2024, Saturday
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Philatelic issue: Marine Life in the Mediterranean

Tuesday, 25 July 2023, 15:42 Last update: about 12 months ago

The Mediterranean Sea is home to a stunning variety of marine life. To encourage the preservation of our natural environment and the protection of unique marine fauna, MaltaPost introduces a set of five stamps portraying marine species found in the Mediterranean waters. Local artist Andrew Micallef, renowned for his meticulous depictions of Maltese flora and fauna, created all five stamp artworks. Scientific consultation was provided by Professor Patrick J. Schembri from the Department of Biology at the University of Malta.

The new stamps will be issued in sheets of 10, with each stamp measuring 44mm x 31mm, a comb perforation 14.0 x 13.9 and bearing the Maltese Cross watermark. Each sheet measures 185mm x 118mm and was produced in the offset process by Printex Ltd.  The issue consists of 1,500,000 of the €0.01 stamp, 100,000 of the €0.10 stamp, 100,000 of the €0.20 stamp,  50,000 of the €0.50 stamp and 30,000 of the €2.50 stamp.

The philatelic issue will be available from all Post Offices in Malta and Gozo as from Friday 28 July, 2023. Orders may be placed online at or by mail from the Philatelic Bureau, MaltaPost p.l.c., 305 Qormi Road, Marsa, MTP 1001; by telephone 2596 1740, via e-mail: [email protected]

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