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Philatelic Stamp Issue Maltese Buses

To celebrate the traditional buses of Malta and Gozo, on the 7th of October 2021. MaltaPost will issue a set of three stamps entitled ‘Maltese Buses'.

The origins of the Maltese bus service dates back to 1905. Buses were often owner-driven thereby fostering a friendly rivalry leading to the heavily customised buses endearing themselves to the public at large. In their simplicity, they were distinct, and through their unique characteristics, one could observe the impact the buses had on Malta's cultural identity.

The stamps will be issued in a sheet of 10 stamps, with each stamp measuring 44mm x 31mm, a comb perforation 14.0 x 13.9 and bearing the Maltese Cross watermark. The sheets measure 118mm x 185mm and were produced by Printex Ltd in the offset process. The issue consists of 500,000 of the €0.30 stamp, 100,000 of the €0.50 stamp and 300,000 of the €0.86 stamp. The stamps set is designed by MaltaPost. Photographs by Richard Stedall and Marco Zammit

This philatelic issue will be available from all Post Offices in Malta and Gozo as from Thursday 7th October 2021. 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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