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MALTA Later issues and miscellaneous

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1922 Godess Melitta (Shilling values different design)

Image obtained thanks to Emmanuel Cesare Image obtained thanks to Emmanuel Cesare Image obtained thanks to Emmanuel Cesare

  1/4 p brown
  1/2 p green
  1 p orange and lilac
  1 p violet
  1 1/2 p brown
  2 p olive and blue
  2 1/2 p blue
  3 p blue
  3 p black on yellow
  4 p yellow and blue
  6 p olive and violet
  1 Sh brown and blue
  2 Sh blue and brown
  2 Sh 6 p black and lilac
  5 Sh blue and orange
  10 Sh brown and grey
  1 Pound red and black

Surcharged 


(Image obtained thanks to Emmanuel Cesare, the surcharge can be found relatively high up the stamp to more towards the bottom of the stamp)

  'Two pence halfpenny' on 3 p blue (3-Dec-1925)

Overprinted 'POSTAGE' (1-April-1926)

Image obtained thanks to Emmanuel Cesare

  1/4 p brown
  1/2 p green
  1 p violet
  1 1/2 p brown
  2 p olive and blue
  2 1/2 p blue
  3 p black on yellow
  4 p yellow and blue
  6 p olive and violet
  1 Sh brown and blue
  2 Sh blue and brown
  2 Sh 6 p black and lilac
  5 Sh blue and orange
  10 Sh brown and grey
Forgeries:

I have seen a picture of a forged inverted 'POSTAGE' overprint on a 3 p stamp:


(Forged inverted overprint, image obtained thanks to Emmanuel Cesare)

 

1926 King George V

Inscription 'POSTAGE'

Image obtained thanks to Emmanuel Cesare

  1/4 p brown
  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  1 1/2 p brown
  2 p grey
  2 1/2 p blue
  3 p lilac
  4 p red and black
  4 1/2 p yellow and violet
  6 p red and violet

Inscription 'POSTAGE & REVENUE' (30-Oct-1930)


(Images obtained thanks to Emmanuel Cesare)

  1/4 p brown
  1/2 p green
  1 p brown
  1 1/2 p red
  2 p grey
  2 1/2 p blue
  3 p lilac
  4 p red and black
  4 1/2 p yellow and violet
  6 p red and violet

Overprinted 'AIR MAIL'(1928)

  6 p red and violet

Overprinted 'POSTAGE AND REVENUE' (1-Oct-1928)


(Image obtained thanks to Emmanuel Cesare)

  1/4 p brown
  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  1 p brown
  1 1/2 p brown
  1 1/2 p red
  2 p grey
  2 1/2 p blue
  3 p lilac
  4 p red and black
  4 1/2 p yellow and violet
  6 p red and violet
  

1926 Various pictorial designs


(Images obtained thanks to Emmanuel Cesare)

  1 Sh black
  1 Sh 6 p green
  2 Sh violet
  2 Sh 6 p red
  3 Sh blue
  5 Sh green
  10 Sh red

Overprinted 'POSTAGE AND REVENUE' in red (1928)


(Images obtained thanks to Emmanuel Cesare)

  1 Sh black
  1 Sh 6 p green
  2 Sh violet
  2 Sh 6 p red
  3 Sh blue
  5 Sh green
  10 Sh red

 

1935 Silver Jubilee of King George V, inscription '1910-1935'

1/2 p green and black

Windsor Castle, in this design were issued: 1/2 p green and black, 2 1/2 p blue and brown, 6 p green and blue and 1 Sh lilac and black. The design is identical to many other British colonies. For more information on these stamps, but for other British colonies, click here

 

1937 Inscription '12th MAY 1937' portrait of King and Queen

For stamps in the same design, but for another British colony, click here

The values 1/2 p green, 1 1/2 p red and 2 1/2 p blue were issued (design identical to that of many other British colonies).

 

1938 1 farthing (actually part of the next set, but due to its different size and design, I've listed it seperately)


Previous design of the 1/4 p value, but with the emblem of King George Vi in the upper right hand corner and inscription 'GRAND HARBOUR' added in the upper left part.

This stamp exists with diagonal overprint 'SELF-GOVERNMENT 1947' (issued in 1948).

 

1938 King George VI, various designs

1/2 p green (H.M.S. St. Angelo), 1/2 p brown (H.M.S. St. Angelo), 1 p green (Verdala Palace), 1 p brown (Verdala Palace), 1 1/2 p red (neolithic hypogeum), 1 1/2 p black (neolithic hypogeum), 2 p red (Victoria and the citadel, Gozo), 2 p blue (Victoria and the citadel, Gozo), 2 1/2 p blue (De L'Isle Adam entering Mdina), 2 1/2 p lilac (De L'Isle Adam entering Mdina), 3 p violet (St.John's co-cathedral), 3 p blue (St.John's co-cathedral), 4 1/2 p orange and black (Mnajdra Temple), 6 p red and green (Grand Master Mandel de Vilhena statue), 1 Sh black (Maltese girl), 1 Sh 6 p olive and black (S.Publius Primus Episcopus Melitae), 2 Sh blue and green (Mdina), 2 Sh 6 p red and black (statue of Neptune), 5 Sh green and black (Palace Square), 10 Sh red and black (St. Paul).

These stamps exist with diagonal overprint 'SELF-GOVERNMENT 1947' reading upwards or downwards (issued in 1948, also in some new colours) on: 1/2 p brown, 1 p green, 1 p grey (red overprint), 1 1/2 p black (red overprint), 1 1/2 p green, 2 p red, 2 p orange, 2 1/2 p violet (red overprint), 2 1/2 p red, 3 p blue (red overprint), 3 p violet (red overprint), 4 1/2 p orange and black, 4 1/2 p blue and black (red overprint), 6 p, 1 Sh, 1 Sh 6 p, 2 Sh (red overprint), 2 Sh 6 p, 5 Sh (red overprint), 10 Sh.

 

1946 Victory issue, identical to sets issued in many other British colonies, inscription '8th JUNE 1946'

For stamps in a similar design, but for another British colony, click here

  1 p green
  3 p blue

 

1949 Royal Silver wedding, identical to sets issued in many other British colonies, inscription '1923-1948', image of King and Queen

For stamps in a similar design, but for another British colony, click here

  1 p green (smaller size)
  1 Pound grey 

 

1949 UPU issue (design similar to many other British colonies)

For stamps in a similar design, but for another British colony, click here

2 1/2 p violet, 3 p blue, 6 p red and 1 Sh green.

 

1950 Princess Elizabeth (all stamps in identical design)

1 p green, 3 p blue, 1 Sh grey

 

1951

1 p green, 3 p violet, 1 Sh grey.

 

1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth, inscription 'CORONATION JUNE 1953', design identical to many other British colonies

For stamps in a similar design, but for other British colonies, click here

  1 1/2 p green and black 

 

1954 Queen Elizabeth Royal visit 1954

3 p violet.

 

1954 Marian year

1 1/2 p green, 3 p blue, 1 Sh grey.

 

1956 Definivite issue with Queen Elizabeth II, various designs

1/4 p violet (monument of the great siege 1565), 1/2 p orange (Wignacourt acqueduct horsethrough), 1 p balck (victory church), 1 1/2 p green (war memorial), 2 p brown (Mosta dome), 2 1/2 p brown (auberge de Castile), 3 p red (King's scroll), 4 1/2 p blue, 6 p black (neolithic temples at Tarxien), 8 p olive (Vedette), 1 Sh violet (Mdina Gate), 1 Sh 6 p blue (les Gavroches), 2 Sh olive (monument of Christ the King), 2 Sh 6 p red (monument of G.M.Cottoner), 5 Sh green (momument of G.M.Perellos), 10 Sh red (St.Paul), 1 Pound brown (baptism of Christ).

 

1957 onwards, not implemented.

 

1963 Red Cross issue

For stamps in a similar design, but for another British colony, click here

  2 p black and red
  1 Sh 6 p blue and red

Postage Due Stamps

Postage due stamps were first issued on 16-April-1925 (simple design with inscription 'POSTAGE DUE MALTA', in the values 1/2 p, 1 p, 1 1/2 p, 3 p, 2 1/2 p all black on white, 3 p black on grey, 4 p, 6 p, 1 Sh and 1 Sh 6 p, all in colour black on yellow). Examples of such stamps:

These stamps also exist printed tete-beche. I've seen forgeries of a 2 1/2 p value error ('2 of '1/2' missing) together with a normal stamp.

 

1925 New design

A new set was issued in the same year (21-July-1925), with a maltese cross and incsription 'MALTA POSTAGE DUE' (values 1/2 p green, 1 p violet, 1 1/2 p brown, 2 p grey, 2 1/2 p orange, 3 p blue, 4 p green and 6 p lilac).


Postal Stationery

1885 Wrappers

   1/2 p green

Postcards


(Image obtained thanks to Emmanuel Cesare)


(Zoom-in)

I've seen similar postal stationary with the image of King Edward VII in the values 1/2 p green and 1 p red.

 

Envelopes

  2 p blue


(Reduced size)


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