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Stamps issued: 1974-PRESENT

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2c Armor of Grand Master Jean de La Valette single

A group of islands in the central Mediterranean Sea, south of Sicily. Strategically located, Malta has been ruled by a long succession of foreign powers, from the Phoenicians through the British, who occupied the islands during the Napoleonic Wars. Malta became independent in 1964 and a republic in 1974. In 1979, the last British military personnel were withdrawn.

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Stamps issued: 1860-1974

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10sh St. Paul Shipwrecked on Malta single

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