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MaltaPost Issues Joint Stamp Set with Curaçao

On 20 August, MaltaPost will issue a miniature sheet in a joint issue with Curaçao featuring 'Harbours' as a common theme between the two Islands. Malta and Curaçao are small islands of which harbours characterise the landscape of each country as through time, both had to defend themselves from those who sought to conquer their islands. The Schottegat Harbour is the motif of Curacao's miniature sheet whilst the Grand Harbour is depicted on the Maltese miniature sheet.

The Malta issue is limited to 20,000 numbered sheets bearing face value of €4.51. The miniature sheet measures 120mm x 80mm, while the stamp measures 41mm x 30.5mm. The stamp has a perforation of 13.9 x 14.0 (comb.) bearing the Maltese Crosses watermark and will be available in a miniature sheet.

The miniature sheet Malta - Curaçao will be available as from Tuesday 20 August 2013 from all Post Offices in Malta and Gozo and the Philatelic Bureau. The miniature sheet Curaçao - Malta will be available from the Philatelic Bureau only. 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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