MaltaPost has issued the third set of stamps depicting statues venerated in various parishes in the Maltese Islands. Through these issues MaltaPost is creating awareness about Maltese feasts and their heritage and sacred art, not just in Malta but also among philatelists worldwide.
The processional statues of St Publius of Floriana, St Philip of Ħaż-Żebbuġ, St Catherine of Żejtun, St John Baptist of Xewkija, St Andrew of Ħal Luqa, The Annunciation of Ħal Balzan, St Venera of Santa Venera, Our Lady of Pompeii of Marsaxlokk, St Lawrence of Vittoriosa and Our Lady of Graces of Ħaż-Żabbar are the protagonists in the third series of postage stamps depicting Maltese feasts.
MaltaPost philatelic department head Mary Grace Simpson said the set has a limited print run, and every stamp has a value of 28 cents.
“Besides being much sought after by collectors, these stamps are also popular with the general public. We are aware the Maltese are passionate about their feasts, and this series has been successful and very much sought after.”
This is the third set of stamps depicting processional statues, through which MaltaPost is promoting awareness about the cultural heritage of Maltese feasts.