Malta Issued Stamps on Postal Uniforms

malta postal uniforms stampsThis issue consists of four stamps showing MaltaPost’s corporate mascot, Peppi Pustier, dressed in uniforms worn by the ‘posties’ of the Maltese Islands over the years. These portray the corporate branding as well as the fashion trends and social developments over the years. Progressively the uniform became less formal and more practical. This resulted from the 1960s social revolution, when society parted with conservative ideas and welcomed a less formal way of life. The 2.00 stamp depicts Peppi Pustier in an early 1900s uniform. It consists of a single-breasted felt jacket with front patch pockets having the Queen Victoria crown embossed on the buttons, the postman’s personalised number on the collar. On the 1.00 stamp, Peppi is seen on a motorcycle sporting a grey Eisenhower twill zip-up jacket with cuffs. Postmen in the 1980s wore light blue shirts, V-neck wool jerseys, ties bearing the postal horn logo of the time as well as a metal helmet with ‘Posta’ written across the forehead.

Issue Date: 31.05.2017 Designer: Design Fabio Aguis, Illustration Sean Cini Process: Offset Size: 35mm x 35mm Values: €0.26,€0.59,€1.00 and €2.00

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