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Title: The Melita 3d POSTAGE inverted : politics embroil philately
Authors: Ganado, Albert
Keywords: Postage stamps -- Malta -- History -- 20th century
Postage stamp design -- Malta -- History -- 20th century
Postage-stamp printing -- Malta -- History
Postage-stamps -- Forgeries
Issue Date: 2009-08
Publisher: Malta Philatelic Society
Citation: Ganado, A. (2009). The Melita 3d POSTAGE inverted : politics embroil philately. Journal of the Malta Philatelic Society, 38(2), 2-23.
Abstract: One of the most well-known varieties of Malta stamps is the 3d. "POSTAGE" Melita stamp with inverted overprint issued in 1926. Not so well known, perhaps, is the story behind it. Was it a forgery? To provide an answer to this question, the Legislative Assembly of Malta, on 1 April 1930, appointed a Select Committee to enquire into allegations in regard to certain dealings in Postage Stamps. During question time on Monday, 31 March 1930, Alfred Gera De Petri, a member of the Constitutional Party elected from the First Division, asked the Minister of Posts whether he was aware that postage stamps of the 3d. denomination of the Melita issue with the word "POSTAGE" overprinted inverted were on the market patronized by stamp collectors. [excerpt]
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