10 February 2014

Israel, Malta issue joint postage stamp

Times of Israel 03/02/2014: Israel and Malta have issued a joint postage stamp to mark 50 years of diplomatic ties between the countries and recall the shared history of the Order of the Knights Hospitallers that began in Jerusalem in the Middle Ages. 

The stamp, valued at NIS 3.90 ($1.10) and designed by Ronen Goldberg, features a view of the Hospitallers’ refectory in the Israeli port city of Acre alongside a similar depiction of a hall in the Hospitallers Hospital in Valletta, Malta, as well as the flags of both countries. 

First-day covers of the stamp, which were issued in January, also include images of the sea wall from Acre and the fortifications of Valletta’s port...read on.