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Philatelic Definitions


A group of stamps still attached to each other.

Commemorative Folders

Commemorative Folders include the stamp issue, together with background information about the stamp set.

Definitive stamps

A stamp issued for an indefinite period

EUROPA Stamp Booklets

A Stamp Booklet is made up of a number of postage stamps in a cardboard cover. Booklets are often made from sheets specifically printed for this purpose.

First Day Cover Album

First Day Cover Album holds 200 First Day Covers featuring an embossed emblem of the Republic of Malta on the front cover.

First Day Cover

A First Day Cover is a uniquely designed cover which includes all the stamps of an issue and the First Day Cancellation Mark.


Folders include a full set of stamps affixed and cancelled with the First Day Impression. Folders contain information and technical details about the stamp issue.

Presentation Packs

Presentation Packs contain a full set of mint stamps, inserted in a stamp mount and neatly protected by a plastic cover.Presentation Packs contain information and technical details about the stamp issue.

Postmark A cancelation mark on a stamp records an item’s passage through the mail.

Silver Replica Stamps

Replica Stamps are usually issued when celebrating an important anniversaries or event and complement a particular stamp set. Every edition is limited with each stamp bearing a unique number on the reverse and is set in an attractive presentation box complete with its corresponding numbered certificate.

Souvenir & Miniature Sheets

Occasionally stamps sets are issued in a Miniature Sheet or Souvenir Sheet. These sheets contain stamps from an issue set in a larger, more descriptive background.

Year Packs

Year Packs include all stamp sets that were issued throughout the year and are an easy way to collect the year’s complete set of stamps. Year Packs are presented in an attractive folder and protective cover and includes all technical details relating to the stamp issues.