Malta will Issue Stamps on Penny Black

malta penny black stampMalta Post will commemorate tomorrow the 175th Anniversary of the world’s first Postage stamp with the release of a philatelic issue of a miniature sheet bearing three identical stamps illustrating Queen Victoria’s profile.

The stamp bears a value of €1.21, was designed by MaltaPost and will be issued in miniature sheet format each bearing three stamps. Each stamp measures 41mm x 30.5mm, with a perforation of 13.7 x 13.8 (comb.) bearing the Maltese Crosses watermark.  The sheet measures 123mm x 80mm. Printex Limited printed the set in the offset process and the issue consists of 20,400 miniature sheet.

This philatelic issue will be available from all Post Offices in Malta and Gozo as from Saturday 2 May 2015.  Orders may be placed online at www.maltaphilately.com or by mail from the Philatelic Bureau, MaltaPost p.l.c. 305, Qormi Road, Marsa, MTP 1001; Telephone: 2596 1740

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