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100th anniversary – Sette Giugno events 1919 commemorative stamp

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100th anniversary - Sette Giugno events 1919 commemorative stamp issueA miniature sheet bearing one stamp is to be issued by MaltaPost to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Sette Giugno 1919 events.

Sette Giugno is one of Malta’s national days celebrated annually on the 7th of June, to mark the events that took place on the same day of June 1919, when riots, precipitated by the economic state of Malta post-World War I, resulted in the death of four civilian protesters following shooting by British servicemen.

One the victims who lost his life during the riots was Guzeppi Bajada, who hailed from Xaghra where there is a monument in his honour, and every year a commemorative ceremony is held to remember the victims.

The stamp carries a face value of €5.59 and measures 31mm x 44mm with a perforation of 13.9 x 14.0. The miniature sheet measures 120mm x 80mm and bears the Maltese Cross watermark.

Printex Limited printed it in offset and the issue consists of 16,000. The stamp and miniature sheet have been designed by MaltaPost.

This philatelic issue will be available from all Post Offices in Malta and Gozo as from Thursday, the 6th of June.

Orders may be placed 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, e-mail: info@maltaphilately.com

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