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On 21stFebruary 2019, MaltaPost will issue a set of stamps consisting of two stamps featuring a ceremonial boat and a gondoladating back to the Order of Saint John. The set is the seventh from the ‘Maritime Malta’series issued each year.

 The €0.26 stamp depicts a model known as the Felucca Dorada or thegilded felucca, while the €5.00 stamp depicts a model of the gondolaof the late Grand Master Adrien de Wignacourt. These models are currently on display at the Malta Maritime Museum. 

These stamps each measure 44mm x 31mm, with a perforation of 14.0 x 13.9 (comb.) bearing the Maltese Cross watermark. The sheets measure 185mm x 115mm and each sheet includes 10 stamps. Printex Limited produced the stamp set in the offset process and the issue consists of 700,000 of the €0.26 stamp and 70,000 of the €5.00 stamp. 

This philatelic issue will be available as from Thursday 21stFebruary 2019 from all post offices in Malta and Gozo, by telephone on 25961740,online at www.maltaphilately.com or by mail from the Philatelic Bureau, MaltaPost p.l.c.

Read more for further information here.