Philatelic Postage stamp issue – Spectacular views
On the 27th July MaltaPost will be participating in a forthcoming philatelic stamp issue by SEPAC (Small European Postal Administration Cooperation) themed ‘Spectacular Views’.
By this issue members will be showcasing views of landscapes of their respective countries. Malta’s issue will consist of four stamps reproducing the winning photos from a competition that was held last year.
The €0.26 stamp features the church of Saint John the Baptist, commonly known as the Xewkija Rotunda. This Roman Catholic Church in Gozo was built in the 20th century on the site of a previous 17th century church and is reputedly the world’s third highest unsupported dome. Photography by Camille Cassar
The €0.42 stamp features, Għajn Tuffieħa Bay near Manikata village. The bay is located in the northwest coast of Malta and considered as one of the main bathing sites. Photography by Martin Galea
The €0.59 stamp features the Gozo Aqueduct, also known as ‘talĦammimiet’, was built during the British Rule between 1839 and 1843. It covered a distance of 2 kilometres and supplied fresh water, from the heights of Għar Ilma to Victoria, the main town of Gozo. Photography by Darren Vella
The €1.25 stamp features Dwejra Bay, located in the northwestern end of Gozo. It is well known for its dramatic coastal formation, its shallow inland sea and is a foremost tourist attraction. Photography by Norbert Juhasz
The stamps will be issued in sheets of 10 stamps with each stamp measuring 44mm x 31mm, and a perforation of 13.9x 14.0 (comb) bearing the Maltese Cross watermark. The sheets measure 118mm x 185mm. Printex Limited produced the set in offset and the issue consists of 1,000,000 of the €0.26, 40,000 of the €0.42 stamp, 650,000 of the €0.59 and 30,000 of the €1.25 stamp.
This philatelic issue will be available as from Friday 27th July from all Post Offices in Malta and Gozo, online at www.maltaphilately.com or by mail from the Philatelic Bureau, MaltaPost p.l.c.