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Philatelic Postage Stamp Issue – Popular Entertainers

On the 27th of September 2019, MaltaPost will issue a set of 3 stamps featuring portraits of popular actors Armando Urso, Johnny Navarro and Nosi Ghirlando.

Together with others, these three personalities entertained the nation for decades with their performance musicals, sketches, farces and one-act plays. They were major contributors to Radju Muskettieri (Radio Musketeers) a multi-programme comedy radio production starting in 1948 and which ran into the early 1970s.

The stamps will be issued in sheets of ten stamps, with each stamp measuring 31mm x 44mm, with a comb perforation of 13.9 x 14.0 and bearing the Maltese Cross watermark. The sheets measure 216mm x 114mm and were produced by Printex Ltd in the offset process. The issue consists of 36,000 of each stamp and each stamp has a face value of €0.28. The stamps were hand-drawn by cardio thoracic surgeon, Alex Manché.

This philatelic issue will be available from all Post Offices in Malta and Gozo as from Friday 27th September 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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