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Philatelic Postage stamp issue – EuroMed Postal ‘Trees in the Mediterranean

MaltaPost will be participating in a EuroMed Postal Union philatelic stamp issue, themed ‘Trees of the Mediterranean' with a set comprising of two stamps.

The €0.10 and €3.63 stamps depict Malta's national tree known as the Araar or Sandarac tree. This tree was first reported growing in the Maqluba area in Qrendi and later, in the 1980's, other clusters were discovered in Mellieħa. Today it is found in several afforestation projects, including Foresta2000.

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 100,000 of the €0.10 stamp and 40,000 of the €3.63 stamp. Artist Richard J Caruana designed this stamp set.

This philatelic issue will be available as from Monday 10 July 2017 from all Post Offices in Malta and Gozo, online at or by mail from the Philatelic Bureau, MaltaPost p.l.c.

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