Philatelic Postage Stamp Issue − Dogs
On 23 October, MaltaPost issued a set of 16 stamps featuring different dog breeds. This special collection of stamps pays tribute to man’s best friend and celebrates the Year of the Dog in the Chinese Zodiac.
The stamps are reproductions of paintings by the well-known artist Andrew Micallef and each stamp carries a face value of 59c. The set will be issued in sheets of 16 stamps with each stamp measuring 35.0mm x 35.0mm and perforation of 13.75 x 13.75 (comb) bearing the Maltese Cross Watermark. The sheet measures 169mm x 169mm. The stamps were produced by Printex Ltd by the offset process and the issue consists of 30,000 sheets.
The set is available for sale at the Maltex Philatelic Exhibition and Collectors Fair at the Casino Maltese in Valletta and all Post Offices in Malta and Gozo. Orders may be placed online at www.maltaphilately.com or by mail from the Philatelic Bureau, MaltaPost plc, 305, Qormi Road, Marsa, MTP 1001. Tel: 2596 1740, email: firstname.lastname@example.org