New Joint Stamp Issues

Malta-San Marino

malta-san-marino-joint-stamp-issueThe stamps  features the Cittadella in Gozo and the Prima Torre in San Marino, which structures both served to protect and shelter their respective inhabitants.The Cittadella is located at the centre of Gozo, overlooking the city of Victoria. The Knights of St John gave the name Cittadella to this fort. Within the Cittadella, one also finds other attractions such as the Gozo Cathedral, the Law Courts and the Natural Science Museum.

San Marino’s Prima Torre is the major and oldest of the three towers that overshadow the city and two circles of defensive walls surround it.

The Malta stamps carry a face value of €3.00 and €0.59 and the issue consists of 15,000 miniature sheets. Cedric Galea Pirotta was the artist and the stamps will be issued in miniature sheets each bearing 2 stamps. Each stamp measures 41mm by 30.5mm with a perforation of 13.7 x 13.8 (comb.) and bears the Maltese Crosses watermark, while the sheet measures 120mm by 80mm.

Belarus -Pakistan

belarus-pakistan-joint-stamp-issueOn October 5, 2016 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus issued 2 stamps “National parks” from the series “Joint issue of Belarus and Pakistan”.

Designers: stamp No.1156 — Yelena Medved (photo by S.Plytkevich); stamp No.1157 — Adil Salahuddin. Printing: offset. Colour: multicoloured. Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed. Perforation: comb 13: 131/2.  Size of the stamps: 52×29,6 mm. Sheet composition: 8 (4+4) stamps in joint sheet of 4 sets. Size of the sheet: 126×148 mm. Print quantity: 44.000 stamps each.

The National Park “Narachanski” is located in the north-west of Belarus and it is a part of Belarusian Lakeland. It is created in 1999 for the conservation of landscapes, biological richness and genetic fund of flora and fauna.

The Saiful Muluk National Park is located in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan in the heart of mountainous Himalayas. It was created in 2003 to preserve wildlife in its natural state. The world wide renowned Saiful Muluk Lake is located in the park. It is one of the highest lakes of Pakistan. In winter its surface is entirely icebound.The Project is prepared in cooperation with Embassy of the Republic Belarus in Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

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