The second series of stamps depicting titular statues of various churches around Gozo and Malta is being issued by MaltaPost this Tuesday.
The following processional statues will be featured: St. Paul in Valletta, St. Peter & St. Paul in Nadur, the Immaculate Conception in Hamrun, Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Mdina, St. Gaetan in Hamrun, St. Julian in St. Julian’s, St. Dominic in Valletta, St. Catherine in Zurrieq, the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin in Senglea and that of Our Lady of Consolation in Gudja.
The statue of Saints Peter and Paul in Nadur was commissioned by its parish priest, Rev. John Camilleri, in 1882 and crafted by Gallard et Fils in Marseille, France. Upon arrival in Malta, the statue needed some finishing touches and the Capuchin friar GioBattista Mamo carried these out.
These ‘Maltese Festa Series’ stamps carry a face value of €0.26 each. They were produced at Printex Ltd by the offset process and the issue consists of 1,000,000 stamps.
The issue will be sold in sheets of 10 stamps and each stamp measures 31mm by 44mm with a perforation of 13.9 x 14.0 (comb) bearing the Maltese cross watermark. Each sheet measures 182mm by 115mm.
The stamps will be available as from tomorrow, Tuesday, the 14th of August, from all Post Offices in Malta and Gozo.
Orders may also be placed online at www.maltaphilately.com or by mail from the Philatelic Bureau, MaltaPost p.l.c. 305, Triq Hal Qormi, Marsa, MTP 1001; Telephone: 2596 1740, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first set in the ‘Maltese Festa Series’ was issued last year and also included cards, sheets and envelopes.
A special binder completed this set. Should anyone wish to purchase the first issue and/or the binder, please contact the Philatelic Bureau, Telephone: 2596 1740.
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