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Philatelic Postage Stamp Issue – Malta at War - 'The Map Plotters'

On the 10th of June 2019, MaltaPost will issue a set of 3 stamps featuring photos of Map Plotters from the Second World War in Malta. In June 1942, over 50 female civilians worked as map plotters at the Lascaris War Rooms. These female plotters were responsible to track and identify aircraft movements within a particular sector. Once an enemy aircraft was identified, they would immediately alert any nearby fighter squadron.

The stamps will be issued in a sheet of 10 stamps , with each stamp measuring 44mm x 31mm, with a comb perforation of 14.0 x 13.9 and bearing the Maltese Cross watermark. The sheets measure 185mm x 114mm and were produced by Printex Ltd in the offset process . The issue consists of 1,000,000 of the €0.28 stamp, 80,000 of the €0.48 stamp and 40,000 of the €2.28 stamp. The design was set by MaltaPost p.l.c

This philatelic issue will be available from all Post Offices in Malta and Gozo as from Monday 10th June 2018. Orders may be placed online at or by mail from the Philatelic Bureau, MaltaPost p.l.c. 305, Qormi Road, Marsa, MTP 1001; Telephone: 2596 1740, e-mail:

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