Beautiful fortifications of Malta and San Marino. Joint issue of two stamps introduced to collectors’ attention

October 20th, 2016 is glad to inform our readers that MaltaPost and Poste San Marino will be releasing a joint stamp issue, with the common theme being the fortifications in the two respective states. The stamps will feature the Ċittadella in Gozo and the Prima Torre in San Marino, which structures both served to protect and shelter their respective inhabitants.

Let's appreciate the original design of these two bright items together!

The Ċittadella is located at the centre of Gozo, overlooking the city of Victoria. The Knights of St John gave the name Ċittadella to this fort. Within the Ċittadella, one also finds other attractions such as the Gozo Cathedral, the Law Courts and the Natural

Science Museum. San Marino's Prima Torre is the major and oldest of the three towers that overshadow the city and two circles of defensive walls surround it.

The Malta stamps carry a face value of €3.00 and €0.59 and the issue consists of 15,000 miniature sheets. Cedric Galea Pirotta was the artist and the stamps will be issued in miniature sheets each bearing 2 stamps.