MaltaPost will be participating in a EuroMed Postal Union philatelic issue, themed ‘Handicraft Jewellery in the Mediterranean’ with a set of three stamps.
For centuries the Mediterranean Sea was a refuge for many cultures and civilisations. This brought generations of artists who adopted and developed different styles and crafts that created what we recognise today as distinctive Mediterranean jewellery. This philatelic issue reproduces items of jewellery found and produced in Malta in the 19th century. All three items are made from gold and embellished with seed pearls.
The stamps will be issued in a sheet of 10 stamps, with each stamp measuring 31mm x 44mm, with a comb perforation of 13.0 x 14.0 and bearing the Maltese Cross watermark. The sheets measure 185mm x 114mm and were produced by Printex Ltd in the offset process. The issue consists of 100,000 of the €0.10 stamp, 600,000 of the €0.30 and 30,000 of the €2.50 stamp. The stamps set is designed by MaltaPost. Images by Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti.
This philatelic issue will be available from all Post Offices in Malta and Gozo as from Monday 12th July 2021. Orders may be placed online at www.maltaphilately.com or by mail from the Philatelic Bureau, MaltaPost p.l.c. 305, Qormi Road, Marsa, MTP 1001; Telephone: 2596 1740, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org