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25 students win MaltaPost philatelic items when participating in SAGĦTAR Competition

25 students from various schools in Malta and Gozo who participated in SAGĦTAR magazine competitions, throughout the scholastic year were awarded with Philatelic gifts during an event held at MaltaPost Head Office in Marsa.

The recognition awarded to these students for correctly answering questions related to Philately included subscriptions for first day covers of stamps issued by the MaltaPost's Philatelic Bureau and the Malta Stamp Collection - a prestigious publication which includes stamp sets issued between 1964 and 2004.

SAGĦTAR is a student's educational monthly magazine published in the Maltese language by the Malta Union of Teachers (MUT). This publication presents information on local as well as international topics. For a number of years, MaltaPost has contributed to this publication by promoting items related to Maltese philately and giving away collections of stamps to children.

"MaltaPost has been contributing to SAGĦTAR for more than a decade now. Stamp collecting is educational and it is amazing how much one can learn about Maltese History through stamps" said MaltaPost's Head of Philately Mary Grace Simpson. "Despite the various technological alienations youngsters have today, stamp collecting is still popular amongst this age group.

MaltaPost works to continuously promote philately with members of the younger generation, in order to keep this hobby alive" she concluded.

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