Malta Post Commemorates the 400th Anniversary of the Birth of Mattia Preti

February 23rd, 2013

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the birth of Italian Baroque artist Mattia Preti, MaltaPost issued a miniature sheet bearing 2 stamps.

The stamps have face value of €0.97 and €1.87 reproducing Preti's paintings: "The Baptism of Christ" and the artist's self portrait respectively. The miniature sheet portrays the image of an angel looking upwards, this picture was crafted by Preti using sanguine (Red Chalk) on paper.

Together with this miniature sheet, MaltaPost will issue a Limited Edition Silver Replica Stamp depicting Mattia Preti's self-portrait. This Silver Replica Stamp is a stunning reproduction of the €1.87 stamp and is struck in 999.0 Silver. The stamp will be presented in an elegant presentation box with Certificate of Authenticity

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