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MaltaPost Issues “Wild & Domestic Fauna of the Maltese Islands” Stamp Set

On 20 June, MaltaPost will issue a set of two stamps depicting wild and domestic fauna of the Maltese Islands. The stamps have a face value of €0.37 and €2.25 and depict the wild rabbit and Maltese ox respectively, illustrated against Maltese scenery designed by Maltese artist Cedric Galea Pirotta.

The Set "Wild & Domestic Fauna of the Maltese Islands" will be issued in sheets of 10 stamps. Each stamp measures 44 mm x 31mm, has a perforation of 13.9 x 14.0 (comb.) bearing the Maltese Crosses watermark. Printex Ltd will print 400,000 of the €0.37 stamp, and 20,000 of the €2.25 stamp.

The €0.37c stamp illustrating the wild rabbit will bear the official SEPAC (Small European Postal Administration Cooperation) logo and will form part of the joint stamp issue folder. The theme for this year's SEPAC collection will be ‘Animals' and its members will be presenting stamps illustrating animals from their country. SEPAC members include Aland Post, Faroe Islands Post, Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau, Post Greenland, Guernsey Post, Iceland Post, Isle of Man Post, Jersey Post, Liechtenstein Post Corporation, MaltaPost, Monaco Post, San Marino Post, Luxembourg Post and Vatican Post.

The stamps will be available as from Thursday 20th June 2013 from all Post Offices in Malta and Gozo. Orders may be placed online at or by mail from the Philatelic Bureau, MaltaPost p.l.c. 305, Triq Ħal Qormi, Marsa, MTP 1001; Telephone: 2596 1740, e-mail:

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