New Stamps from Malta

50 Years Diplomatic Relations Malta – SMOM

malta-joint-stampsIssue Date: 15.09.2016

Maritime : Series IV

malta-maritime-stampThis issue consists of a miniature sheet bearing one stamp portraying a lithograph of a drawing by Charles von Brocktorff, circa 1838. It shows the entry of the dowager Queen Adelaide on board the HMS Hastings into the Valletta Grand Harbour on 30 November 1838.

The Queen left Malta on 1 April 1939. The Anglican Cathedral of St. Paul in Valletta remains known as a monument to this visit as during her visit the Dowager Queen contributed £10,000 for the construction, furnishing and endowing of the Cathedral. The foundation stone was laid in 1839 to the final designs of William Scamp.

Issue Date: 15.09.2016 Designer: MaltaPost p.l.c. Process: Offset Size: sheet size: 120mm x 80mm, stamps size:49×40.5mm Values: €3.59

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