News Details

MaltaPost Celebrates two Milestones in Malta’s History

On 15 May 2014, MaltaPost will issue a miniature sheet bearing two stamps to commemorate the 50th Anniversary since Malta gained Independence and the 40th Anniversary since the country became a Republic.


The stamps marking these historical events were designed by Maltese artist Emvin Cremona and were issued in 1962 and 1974 respectively. They are now being jointly reproduced within a miniature sheet format carrying a face value of €0.59 and €3.00 respectively.

On 21 September 1964, Malta became an independent state as a constitutional monarchy with Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state. A decade after, on 13 December 1974, the Constitution of Malta was amended so as to make Malta a republic state, and Sir Anthony Mamo became the country's first President.

The 2014 version of the stamps and miniature sheet have been designed by MaltaPost. The stamps measure 27mm x 33mm and 44mm x 31mm with a perforation of 13.9 x 14.0 and 14.1x 13.9 while the miniature sheet itself measures 95mm x 85mm and bears the Maltese Crosses watermark. Printex Limited printed it in offset and the issue consists of 25,000 miniature sheets.

The miniature sheet will be available as from Thursday 15 May from all Post Offices in Malta and Gozo, online at or by mail from the Philatelic Bureau, MaltaPost p.l.c. 305, Qormi Road, Marsa, MTP 1001; Telephone: 2596 1740, e-mail:

Download Press Release in pdf