A number of postal operators within the Postal Union for the Mediterranean, – PUMed, will be issuing stamps featuring as a common theme the boats of the Mediterranean.Malta will be participating in this initiative by issuing a stamp featuring the Firilla which in the past was commonly seen around the Maltese Islands.
The stamp carries a face-value of €3.59 and the issue consists of 20,000 stamps. It was designed by Sean Cini of MaltaPost and will be issued in sheets of 10 stamps.The stamp measures 41mm x 30.5mm with a perforation of 13.7 x 13.8 (comb.) and bears the Maltese Crosses watermark while the sheet measures 108mm x 178.5mm and is complemented by an illustration of the Firilla.
This philatelic issue will be available online at www.maltaphilately.com