Philatelic Postage stamp is­sue – Spec­tac­u­lar views

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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.

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