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Malta 2015  2nd reprint of definitive stamp

Issue Date 21.04.20015
ID Michel:  Scott:  Stanley Gibbons:  Yvert:   UPU:  N/A Category: pR
Author Edward D. Pirotta / Paul Psaila
Stamps in set 1
Value €0.01   Elephas falconeri - dwarf elephant
Size (width x height)  44.0 mm x 31.0 mm
Layout sheet of 10 stamps
Products MS 1
Paper  watermarked paper bearing Maltese Crosses
Perforation 13.9 x 14.0
Print Technique Offset
Printed by Printex Limited
Quantity  500,000
Issuing Authority Malta Post plc
fossil of Elephas falconeri - dwarf elephant on stamp of Malta 2015

 On April 21, 2015 Malta Post announces that the €0.01, €0.02 and €0.05 stamps of the Definitive Issue have been reprinted.  This  reprint  consists  of  500,000  of  each  stamp,  in  sheets  of  10 stamps  bearing  sheet  numbers  as  follows:  €0.01  stamp  160001-210000 (this number is printed on a sheet margin: left stamp on the third row from top),  €0.02  stamp 040001 – 090000, and the €0.05 stamp 020001 – 070000 both numbers included.

fossil of Elephas falconeri - dwarf elephant on stamp of Malta 2015There are only one stamp in the mini sheet with a visible difference compare the stamp from 2011:  Logo of Malta Post over stamp from the top-left corner of the mini-sheet is smaller  as the logo on  printed on mini-sheet from 2011 and the world "post" is written in orange rather than red color (see image below).  Another differences are:   stamps from 2015 have more black color as stamps from 2011, "Pleistocene Perion" text on stamps from 2015 written closer to edge of  the stamps (see image on the right side),  bigger distance from edge of the black square to perforation on the top (see image below).
fossil of Elephas falconeri - dwarf elephant on stamp of Malta 2011 and 2015
Stamp and Mini-Sheet from 2011 on the left, stamp from 2015 is on the right side (scans made on the scanner  and on the same time).
fossil of Elephas falconeri - dwarf elephant on Mini Sheets of Malta 2011 and 2015


fossil of Elephas falconeri - dwarf elephant on stamp of Malta 2015Note:  some times ago, wrong image of the stamp published here. The image of the stamp dated by year 2015 provided by fellow collector.  Official answer of Malta Post about the stamp is:
"Good morning and thank you for your order. Re the Definitive re-print of €0.01, the date at the bottom of each stamp reads 2009. You would know that it is a re-print from the serial number on each sheet. The numbers of re-prints for the €0.01 where from 160001 – 210000, both numbers included. .... I have checked all the sheets that we have in stock, but they all have printed 2009.    "
  

References:  Malta Post                           

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