Malta

Located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea just south of Sicily, Malta was previously a British colony. It became an independent country within the Commonwealth in 1964. Nine seals have been recorded to date, the first six being British designs.



Catalog: Drummond OS3

Date issued: Unknown, EKU May 12, 1937

Printing: Black

Perforation: Rouletted 6

Inscription: "G. (crown) R. / FOUND / OPEN / OR / DAMAGED / AND / OFFICIALLY / SECURED."

Control Number: "P. 480." over line at upper left

Description: Registered 1937 cover from Valletta, Malta to London, England with bottom left corner margin single British official seal used to secure upper corner of backflap. Label tied by May 12th Valletta datestamp.

Courtesy of Jim Kotanchik by permission.



Catalog: Drummond OS8t

Date issued: Unknown, EKU May 27, 1989

Printing: Red on transparent 1-7/8" wide tape

Perforation: Imperforate

Inscription: Bilingual Maltese/English "Misjub miftuh jew imqatta - maghluq ufficjalment mill- / POSTA TA' MALTA / Found open or damaged and officially secured by the / MALTA POST OFFICE."

Control Number: None

Description: Torn 1989 domestic Maltese cover repaired with official tape seal. Posted at Valletta on May 26th and received at Zebbrug the following day.

Courtesy of Jim Kotanchik by permission.


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