MaltaPost p.l.c. will be participating in the 13th Maltex Philatelic Exhibition 2012 which is being organized by the Malta Philatelic Society and supported by MaltaPost. This Philatelic Exhibition which is Malta’s annual major stamp event was inaugurated by H.E. The President of Malta last evening.
For this special event the Philatelic Bureau will be issuing an Occasion Card, a Postal Card, Maltex Personalised Cover and Personalised Stamp. The Occasion Card shows the image of Notre Dame Gate with the imprinted stamp from the set ‘Treasures of Malta – Historic Gates’, while the Postal Card shows the view of the Grand Harbour taken from the Upper Barrakka Gardens, Valletta with the imprinted stamp from the set ‘EUROPA 2012 – Visit Malta’. The Personalised Cover features the Maltex Logo.
Both cards will be available in mint and cancelled condition as from Friday 12th October from the MaltaPost stand at the Maltex Exhibition, all Post Offices, Mobile Post Office and from the Philatelic Bureau. A temporary letter box service will also be provided during the opening hours of the Exhibition. The cards and mail posted will be cancelled with the Maltex special hand stamp inscribed Maltex 2012 12-14 October Hotel Phoenicia – Floriana – Malta. The special hand stamp will carry the Logo of the Exhibition.
The Maltex 2012 Philatelic Exhibition will be held at the Phoenicia Hotel Floriana and will be open to the general public today and tomorrow between 9am and 6pm and on Sunday 14 October between 9am and 12pm. The artist Cedric Galea Pirotta who designed the artworks for the “Operation Pedestal” and “Treasures of Malta – Gates” stamp sets will be in attendance tomorrow between 9am and 2pm.
Further information is available from the MaltaPost Philatelic Bureau at maltaphilately.com, or on 2596 1740.