And for some christmas stamps from Malta now...Of all the christmas stamps issued across the world by various countries, Maltese christmas stamps stand out in my opinion for their varied designs and shapes. I have been fortunate enough to have only some of these in my collection so far. However a definite gap to fill is all these stamps issued till date.
The first christmas stamps issued in Malta were in 1964, a set of 3 stamps. I dont have any of them and the ones I got that you see up here are arranged year wise but huge gaps remain. The first is the complete set of 3 from 1967.
And below is the complete set of 3 from 1968. These two sets are my favourites as they fit perfectly into both my topics of collection interests. Christmas and odd shaped.
Christmas. 5c. The horizontal design is the rest of the three stamps of the set combined in one.
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