On 15 October, MaltaPost will issue a set of three stamps depicting corbels (saljaturi) that support typical Maltese balconies.
Balconies have had a very important role in defining the character of the Maltese urban landscape, especially through their profusion of colours and decoration. In fact balconies highlight the streets of Malta and Gozo. One essential feature of balconies is the corbels used to support them. ‘Saljaturi' may be lavishly decorated in a variety of manners featuring gargoyles, figureheads, emblems or other decorations.
The stamps bear a face value of €0.26, €1.00 and €1.16. They were produced by Printex Ltd by the offset process and the issue consists of 1,600.000 of the €0.26 stamp, 80,000 of the €1.00, and 80,000 of the €1.16 denomination. The issue will be in sheets of 10 stamps and each stamp measures 31mm by 34mm with a perforation of 13.9 x 14.0 (comb) bearing the Maltese Crosses watermark. Each sheet measures 185mm by 118mm. Cedric Galea Pirotta designed the set.
The stamps will be available as from Saturday 15 October 2016 from all Post Offices in Malta and Gozo. Orders may be placed online at maltaphilately.com or by mail from the Philatelic Bureau, MaltaPost p.l.c. 305, Triq Ħal Qormi, Marsa, MTP 1001; Telephone: 2596 1740, e-mail: email@example.com