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Philatelic Postage stamp issue – SEPAC Series ‘Traditional Handcrafts’

On 28 June 2017, MaltaPost will issue a set of four stamps depicting Maltese traditional handcrafts.

The €0.26 shows a boat carpenter building a traditional wooden boat. The €0.59 stamp depicts the crafts of bamboo fish traps. The art of weaving is featured on the €1.00 stamp and the €3.51 stamp portrays an artist applying the original art of tberfil to the wheels of a horse-drawn carriage (karozzin).

The €0.59 stamp will bear the official Small European Postal Administration Cooperation (SEPAC) logo and will be included in the SEPAC stamp issue folder. The theme for this year's SEPAC collection will be ‘Traditional Handcrafts'.

The stamps will be issued in sheets of 10 stamps. Each stamp measures 44mm x 31mm, and has a perforation of 13.9x 14.0 (comb.) bearing the Maltese Crosses watermark. The sheets measure 118mm x 185mm. Printex Limited produced the set in offset and the issue consists of 300,000 of the €0.26 stamp, 50,000 of the €0.59 stamp, 40,000 of the €1.00 stamp and 40,000 of the €3.51 stamp. Local artist Toni Calleja captured the four traditional handcrafts featured in this stamp set.

This philatelic issue will be available as from Wednesday 28 June 2017 from all Post Offices in Malta and Gozo, online at www.maltaphilately.com or by mail from the Philatelic Bureau, MaltaPost p.l.c.

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