Order of St John of Jerusalem of
Rhodes and of Malta
On the occasion of the issue of three stamps collected in a sheet dedicated to “The Order of Malta’s activities in Panama, on the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and the Republic of Panama (joint issue with the Republic of Panama)“, the Poste Magistrali counter located inside the Magistral Palace in Rome, with public entrance from Via delle Carrozze 79, will use the special postmark on 26 October 2023.
The stamp, created by Giancarlo Federico, depicts a detail of the Panamanian artist Aristides Ureña’s work symbolising the relations between the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and the Republic of Panama, recalling aspects of faith and hope at the basis of the Order of Malta’s action in all the countries where it operates, and particularly rooted in the population of Panama.
The postmark is completed by the inscriptions “SOVRANO MILITARE ORDINE DI MALTA” and “POSTE MAGISTRALI”, “GIORNO DI EMISSIONE”, “EMISSIONE CONGIUNTA CON LA REPUBBLICA DI PANAMA” and the date “26.X.2023”.
Items for reposting, individually franked by the sender with stamps belonging to the relevant set, must reach the Poste Magistrali office by 27 December 2023. A suitable self-addressed envelope, bearing the Order of Malta stamps corresponding to the ordinary (Posta4) or priority (Posta1) postal rate in force in Italy, must be enclosed for the postmarked items to be returned under cover. For any return by registered mail, please contact Poste Magistrali in advance.
Items to be returned uncovered must reach Poste Magistrali by 10 November 2023 and must be individually marked as “Corrispondenza filatelica” (Philatelic correspondence) on the address side in indelible ink. Should this indication be missing, it will be applied by Poste Magistrali.