Tag Archives: Malta

2018 Malta Lighthouse Stamp

On 3 May 2018 Malta Post issued a set of two EUROPA stamps depicting bridges. The €0.59 stamp shows the Breakwater Bridge with St. Elmo Lighthouse at the end of the breakwater. The recently completed bridge replaces one destroyed during World War II and allows access to the breakwater and the lighthouse from land.

St. Elmo L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 3 May 2018 St. Elmo L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 3 May 2018

More Malta lighthouse stamps can be seen here

Malta 2013

On 20 May 2013 Malta issued a 3-stamp set commemorating European Maritime Day.  The 26€ stamp shows St. Elmo Lt. and the 97€ stamp shows both St. Elmo Lt. and Ricasoli Breakwater Lt. These lights mark the entrance to Grand Harbor at Valleta with St. Elmo being on the west breakwater and Ricasoli on the east. A joint issue souvenir sheet with Curacao is scheduled to be released on 20 August. At the upper left of the sheet just below the “J” is the location of Ricasoli breakwater light. A higher resolution image will be needed to see if the light is actually visible here.

St. Elmo L/H | Sc 1484, Mi 1819, SG 1836, Yt 1753, WADP MT009.13 | 20 May 2013 St. Elmo L/H | Sc 1484, Mi 1819, SG 1836, Yt 1753, WADP MT009.13 | 20 May 2013

St. Elmo and Ricasoli East Bkwtr L/H | Sc 1485, Mi 1821, SG 1838, Yt 1755, WADP MT011.13 | 20 May 2013 - Image source: Universal Postal Union St. Elmo and Ricasoli East Bkwtr L/H | Sc 1485, Mi 1821, SG 1838, Yt 1755, WADP MT011.13 | 20 May 2013 - Image source: Universal Postal Union

Ricasoli East Bkwtr L/H | Sc 1491, Mi BL56, SG MS1841, Yt BF55, WADP ? | 20 Aug 2013 Ricasoli East Bkwtr L/H | Sc 1491, Mi BL56, SG MS1841, Yt BF55, WADP ? | 20 Aug 2013