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Flag of Malta

Malta is a densely populated developed European microstate in the European Union. The island nation comprises an archipelago of seven islands situated in the Southern European areas of the Mediterranean sea, 93 km off the coast of Sicily (Italy), 288 km east of Tunisia and 300 km north of Libya. The islands enjoy a Mediterranean climate.

Throughout its history, Malta's location in the Mediterranean Sea has given it a strategic importance. Consequently, a sequence of powers including the Sicilians, Phoenicians, Romans, Fatimids, Knights of St John and British have all conquered Malta. Malta gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1964 but remains a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. It is currently a member of the European Union, which it joined in 2004, and also of the United Nations.

Malta is known for its world heritage sites, most prominently the Megalithic Temples which are the oldest free-standing structures on Earth. According to the Acts of the Apostles, St. Paul was shipwrecked on the island. Malta is also considered a potential location for the mythical lost island of Atlantis.

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Scott: #227 (CD308)O

Issued: 10.10.1949

UPU Issue

Inside #227: Stamps on Envelopes


Scott: #281-3P

Issued: 1.12.1960

Centenary, Maltese Stamps

#2 Inside #281-3: Malta #2O


Scott: #653-6P

Issued: 2.1.1985

Centenary, Malta Post Office

+MTA M4 Inside #653: Malta #8O

(thanks to Komlóssy Zoltán for the scan)

+MTA M5 Inside #654: Malta #9P

(thanks to Komlóssy Zoltán for the scan)

 Inside #655: Malta #11O

+MTA M8 Inside #656: Malta #12O

(thanks to Komlóssy Zoltán for the scan)


Scott: #656aP


Scott: #768P

Issued: 8.3.1991

25th Anniversary, Maltese Philatelic Society

#65 Inside #768: Malta #65O

#375-7 Inside #768: Malta #375P, #376P

(pic #375-7)

#3 Inside #768: Malta #2 or #3 or #5 (partly)O

Scan not available Inside #768: ????? #??? (partly)O

[Greeting Stamps, type AGV]

Scott: #999P

Issued: 9.2.2000

Greeting Stamps

[Greeting Stamps, type AGX] Inside #999: Malta #1001O


Scott: #????O (Unlisted)

Issued: 9.10.2004

100 Anniversary King Edward VII Definitive Stamp, Card

[King Edward VII, type L3] Inside #????: Malta #24O


Scott: #1232a-dP

Issued: 3.1.2006

50th Anniversary of the First Europa stamp

#677 Inside #1232a: Malta #677P

#628 Inside #1232b: Malta #628O

#540 Inside #1232c: Malta #540P

#738 Inside #1232d: Malta #738O


Scott: #1425O

Issued: 01.12.2010

150th Anniversary of the First Malta stamp

#2 Inside #1425: Malta #2O

Thanks to Lou Guadagno

On 1st December 2010, MaltaPost p.l.c. celebrated the 150th Anniversary of the first Malta Stamp; the Queen Victoria Half Penny which was first issued for local use in December of 1860. The engraver of the die of the stamp was Jean Ferdinand Joubert de la’ Ferte, and was printed by Thomas de la Rue in UK. Following the introduction of the inland deliveries, the Halfpenny Yellow was introduced and covered the cost of a letter up to ½ oz. in weight. The Halfpenny yellow was used between 1860 and 1885. Due to different issue dates the Halfpenny yellow comes in a variety of shades, watermarks and perforations.

Scott: #1442O

Issued: 02.12.2011

90th Anniversary of the Malta Senate and Legislative Assembly

 Inside #1442: Malta #114aO

Thanks to Lou Guadagno

Scott: #1515O

Issued: 15.05.2014

Anniversaries 2014

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Independence

 and the 40th anniversary as a Republic

 Inside #1515: Malta #489P (B)

[Independence, type DM1] Inside #1515: Malta #306P (B)

Thanks to Prof. Plinio Richelmi

Scott: #1538O

Issued: 02.05.2015

175th Anniversary of the Penny Black

GB #1 Inside #1538: G.B. #1 [M-H]

malta    card # 39

Imprinted card

Thanks to Lou Guadagno and Prof. Plinio Richelmi


Scott: #????O

Issued: 01.11.2021

100th Anniversary Malta Senate & Legislative Assembly

MTA1922M77 Inside #????: Malta #83O

After more than a century of direct rule from London, in 1921 Malta was granted the Amery-Milner Constitution, enabling the Maltese to elect their very own Government.

Preceded by the events of the 7th of June 1919, known as "Sette Giugno", this constitution was meant to provide a fresh start in politics. A Maltese Government was to deal with internal affairs while the Imperial British Government was to be responsible for all matters relative to defence and foreign affairs.

The newly introduced bi-cameral system consisted of a 32- seat Legislative Assembly elected by popular vote and a 17-seat Senate with appointed members representing five groups; the clergy, the nobility, graduates, commerce and the Trade Union Council, with each group having two members each. The term of the Assembly was three years, while that of the Senate was six years.

Elections for the Senate were held on 5 and 6 October, those for the Legislative Assembly on 18 and 19 October of 1921. They were contested by four political parties: the Unione Politica Maltese, the Constitutional Party, the Labour Party and the Partito Democratico Nazionalista.

Although Unione Politica Maltese failed to win an outright majority, it emerged as the largest party with 14 seats in the Legislative Assembly and 4 in the Senate. Joseph Howard became the first Prime Minister of Malta. HRH Edward Prince of Wales inaugurated Malta's first Parliament on 1st November 1921.

The Amery-Milner Constitution was short-lived as it was suspended in 1930 over intractable religious-political disputes and withdrawn in 1933. However, this was a significant development in Maltese politics and a first step on the lengthy road to the achievement of independence in 1964.

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[King Edward VII, type L3]

Malta #24


Malta #65


Malta #83

car ss 4-1--sos malta 114  1926

Malta #114 + for Central Africa


Scott: #227


Malta #628

[Olympic Games - Los Angeles, USA, type RI][Olympic Games - Los Angeles, USA, type RJ][Olympic Games - Los Angeles, USA, type RK]

Malta #647-9 for Sierra Leone

Malta #737 for Chad


Malta #738

sos malta 824 1993

Malta #824 for Hong Kong

car ss 1 v-left margin-- smom      1993

Smom (Sovereign Military Order of Malta) #903 for Central Africa

[Greeting Stamps, type AGX]

Malta #1001


Malta #1425

Malta #1442

Malta #1515

Malta #1538


Malta #???? - 2021