MaltaPost and Poste San Marino will be releasing a joint stamp issue, with the common theme being the fortifications in the two respective states. The stamps will feature the Ċittadella in Gozo and the Prima Torre in San Marino, which structures both served to
protect and shelter their respective inhabitants.
The Ċittadella is located at the centre of Gozo, overlooking the city of Victoria. The Knights of St John gave the name Ċittadella to this fort. Within the Ċittadella, one also finds other attractions such as the Gozo Cathedral, the Law Courts and the Natural
Science Museum. San Marino's Prima Torre is the major and oldest of the three towers that overshadow the city and two circles of defensive walls surround it.
The Malta stamps carry a face value of €3.00 and €0.59 and the issue consists of 15,000 miniature sheets. Cedric Galea Pirotta was the artist and the stamps will be issued in miniature sheets each bearing 2 stamps. Each stamp measures 41mm by 30.5mm with a perforation of 13.7 x 13.8 (comb.) and bears the Maltese Crosses watermark, while the sheet measures 120mm by 80mm.
This philatelic issue will be available as from Tuesday 18 October 2016 from all Post Offices in Malta and Gozo, online at www.maltaphilately.com or by mail from the Philatelic Bureau, MaltaPost p.l.c. 305, Qormi Road, Marsa, MTP 1001; Telephone: 2596
1740; email: firstname.lastname@example.org