Philatelic Postage stamp issue ‘Olympic Games 2016 – Rio De Janeiro’

Thursday, August 4, 2016, 22:49

Note:This article has been published in both English and Maltese
Nota:Dan l-artiklu ġie miktub bl-Ingliż u bil-Malti

Gavin Muscat

On 5 August 2016, MaltaPost will be issuing a stamp set entitled ‘Olympic Games 2016 – Rio De Janeiro’. These stamps will be commemorating the commencement of this year’s Olympic Game due to be held in Rio De Janeiro between the 5th and 21st of August 2016.

Over 10,000 athletes will participate in this year’s Olympics. Malta will take part in four sport disciplines, namely shooting, swimming, athletics and weight lifting, and these are depicted on the four stamps issued for the occasion. Sean Cini of MaltaPost designed the stamps.

The stamps carry a face value of €0.42, €0.62, €0.90 and €1.55. They were produced by Printex Ltd by the offset process and the issue consists of 100,000 of the €0.42 stamp and 52,000 of each of the other denominations. The stamps will be issued in sheets of 10 stamps and each stamp measures 35mm by 35mm with a perforation of 13.75 x 13.75 (comb) bearing the Maltese Crosses watermark. Each sheet measures 240mm by 99mm.

This philatelic issue will be available as from Friday 5 August 2016 from all Post Offices in Malta and Gozo; online at www.maltaphilately.com or by mail from the Philatelic Bureau, MaltaPost p.l.c. 305, Qormi Road, Marsa, MTP 1001; Telephone: 2596 1740; email: info@maltaphilately.com.

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Ħarġa ta’ bolli tal-pustaġġ ‘Olympic Games 2016’

Fil-5 ta’ Awissu 2016, MaltaPost se toħroġ set ta bolli bl-isem ‘Olympic Games 2016 – Rio De Janeiro’. Dawn il-bolli se jkunu qed jikkommemoraw il-bidu tal-Logħob Olimpiku ta’ din is-sena, li se jsiru f’ Rio De Janeiro, ġewwa l-Brażil. Il-Logħob Olimpiku jsir kull erba’ snin u din is-sena ħa jsir bejn il-5 u l-21 t’ Awissu.

‘Il fuq minn 10,000 atleta huma mistennija jieħdu sehem fil-Logħob Olimpiku ta’ din is-sena. Malta se tipparteċipa f’ erba’ dixxiplini sportivi li huma l-għawm, l-isparar, il-ġiri u l-weightlifting, u dawn id-dixxiplini jidhru fuq il-bolli rispettivi li kienu ddisinjati minn Sean Cini.

Il-bolli għandhom valur ta’ €0.42, €0.62, €0.90 u €1.55. Huma ġew ipprintjati b’metodu offset u l-ħarġa tikkonsisti f’100,000 bolla tal-€0.42 u 52,000 minn kull bolla mill-erba’ denominazzjonijiet l-oħra. Il-bolli se jinħarġu f’folji t’għaxar bolli u d-daqs ta’ kull bolla huwa ta’ 35mm x 35mm, b’ perforazzjoni ta’ 13.75 x 13.75 (comb) b’ watermark bis-Salib ta’ Malta. Il-folja hija ta’ daqs 240mm x 99mm.

Il-ħarġa se tkun għall-bejgħ minn nhar il-Ġimgħa 5 ta’ Awissu mill-Fergħat Postali kollha. Ordnijiet jistgħu jsiru mis-sit elettroniku www.maltaphilately.com, bil-posta mill-Philatelic Bureau MaltaPost p.l.c. 305, Triq Ħal Qormi, Marsa, MTP 1001, bit-telefon 2596 1740 jew permezz tal-e-mail: info@maltaphilately.com.





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