Mal­taPost com­mem­o­rates World Cup 2018

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

To­day Mal­taPost will be is­su­ing a minia­ture sheet bear­ing one stamp mark­ing the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The stamp car­ries a face value of €3 and de­picts the of­fi­cial mas­cot of the event. Rus­sia’s of­fi­cial mas­cot for this event is a wolf named Zabi­vaka de­signed by a student, Eka­te­rina Bocharova. In Rus­sian, Zabi­vaka means “the one who scores”, a suit­able name for this wolf who ra­di­ates fun, charm and con­fi­dence. Apart from pro­mot­ing the event, the mas­cot’s role is also in­tended to serve as an am­bas­sador of Rus­sia through­out the world.

The minia­ture sheet, de­signed by Mal­taPost graphic de­signer Sean Cini mea­sures 84mm x 84mm and bears the Mal­tese Cross wa­ter­mark. The stamp mea­sures 44mm x 31mm with a per­fo­ra­tion of 13.9 x 14.00 (comb.). Prin­tex Lim­ited printed it in off­set and the is­sue con­sists of 20,000 minia­ture sheets.

The minia­ture sheet will be avail­able as from Thurs­day 14 June 2018 from all Post Of­fices in Malta and Gozo, on­line at www.mal­taphi­ or by mail from the Philatelic Bureau, Mal­taPost p.l.c. 305, Qormi Road, Marsa, MTP 1001; Tele­phone: 2596 1740, e-mail: info@mal­taphi­

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