Philatelic Postage Stamp Is­sue − Dogs

The Malta Business Weekly - - NEWS -

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.mal­taphi­ or by mail from the Philatelic Bureau, Mal­taPost plc, 305, Qormi Road, Marsa, MTP 1001. Tel: 2596 1740, email: info@mal­taphi­

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