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MaltaPost to Issue the Christmas 2012 Stamp Set

On 31st October, MaltaPost will issue the Christmas 2012 stamp set which consists of three stamps depicting Old Master paintings representing The Holy Family. The stamps have a face value of €0.20, €0.37 and €0.63 reproducing the paintings: "The Adoration of the Magi by a German follower of Peter Paul Rubens", "The Holy Family, by the Circle of Denys Calvaert (Antwerp 1540 - Bologna 1619)", "Holy Family by the Dutch School" respectively.

The Set, titled "Christmas 2012" was designed in-house by MaltaPost and will be issued in sheets of 10 stamps. Each stamp measures 44.0mm x 31.0mm, has a perforation of 13.9 x 14.0 (comb.) bearing the Maltese Cross watermark. Printex Ltd will print 2,700,000 of the €0.20 stamp, 550,000 of the €0.37 stamps and 150,000 of the €0.63 stamp.

The stamps will be available from Wednesday 31st October 2012 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 Hal-Qormi, Marsa MTP 1001;Telephone: 25961740, e-mail: info@maltaphilately.com

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