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Philatelic Postage stamp issue – EuroMed Postal ‘Traditional Costumes’

MaltaPost will be participating in a EuroMed Postal Union philatelic issue, themed ‘Traditional Costumes' with a set of three stamps.

Traditional Maltese clothes were primarily made from cotton. In fact at the time most of the available land was used to cultivate cotton. The natural colours of cotton were white, beige and brown, which is reflected in the choice of colours found in typical traditional Maltese costumes.

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 400,000 of the €0.28 stamp, 40,000 of the €0.51 and 40,000 of the €1.25 stamp. The stamps set is designed by MaltaPost Creative Studio and the photography is by Heritage Malta.

This philatelic issue will be available from all Post Offices in Malta and Gozo as from Tuesday 9th July 2019. 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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