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AJ's Encyclopedia of Stamps & Philatelic Links


Malta -
was controlled at various times by Phoenicia, Greece, Carthage and Rome. It was conquered by the Arabs in the 9th century and given to the Knights Hospitallers in 1530. It became a British Crown Colony in 1815. Malta achieved independence in 1964 and became a republic in 1974. The first postage stamps were issued for Malta in 1860.

Postal Contacts:

Philatelic Bureau
Auberge d'Italie
Merchants Street
Valletta CMR 02, Malta

Public Relations/Marketing/Customer Care
M. Anthony Barbaro Sant
Public Relations/Marketing Executive
305 Qormi Road

Téléphone (+356) 220 345
Téléfax (+356) 225 266
From the UPU

Malta - CIA Data :
Location: Southern Europe, islands in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Sicily (Italy)

Independence: 21 September 1964 (from UK)

Malta - FIP DATA:

Philatelic Society of Malta
93 Manwell Dimech Street
Phone: 00356 431 907
Fax: 00356 431 907
Email: [email protected]

The History of the Maltese Nation (As seen thorugh its postage stamps) by Albert Farrugia
"Situated right in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, 90 km to the south of Sicily and 290 km to the north of the African mainland, are the Maltese Islands ... Rich in culture, the Maltese have always prided themselves in achieving high standards in the arts, and this is shown no better than in the postage stamps issued by the Malta Post Office for use in franking mail. With a policy which is conservative in the number of issues but liberal in the richness of design, the stamps draw on the many facets of the Islands' culture and history to result in the representation of a reflection of Malta through the ages . "
pages (each with graphics and a story) include:
Temples - above ground
Temples - below ground
From the Phoenicians to the Romans
The arrival of Christianity
The Arabs to the Normans
Feudal Malta
The First Great Siege
The Jewel of Europe
Under the British
Malta - GC
An Independent Republic

Malta Stamp New Issues.

Philatelic Museums & Libraries data - Malta
General Post Office,
Merchants Street, Valletta
Reported to be opening. Postal history, philatelic collection and artefacts of Malta

The Order of Malta, Sovereignty, and International Law
- list of countries accepting their mail...

The Stamps of Malta by John D. Dingli
Lists issues from 1982 -1995 and surveys some early issues (see graphic above)

PostEurop - Provice Data on Malta / MALTE:
Ministry of Transport and Ports
Auberge d’Aragon
Valetta CMR 02
Mr Anthony Joe Mangion
Permanent Secretary
Tel: +356.243272, Fax: +356.226261
Language of correspondence: English
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