Wednesday, January 1, 2014

1977 EUROPA CEPT - Malta - Landscapes 5.7.1977

The theme for the 1977 EUROPA CEPT stamps was 'Landscapes'. In keeping with that theme Malta issued these two lovely stamps shown on this first day cover given to me by my friend Maria.

The stamp on the left is the Tal-Isperanza.  Beyond this old bridge one can see the famous Church of “Our Lady of Hope”.

The stamp on the right shows the Is-SaliniSalini is a village in Malta. The borders of Salini are Baħar Iċ-Ċagħaq, Magħtab, Naxxar and St. Paul's Bay. Salini is mostly known for its salt pans and the Salini Catacombs. The word salini means salt pans in Maltese.

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