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
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.
There 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).
Note: 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
Latest update 10.10.2015
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