Thursday, April 12, 2012

Malta Butterfly

The Republic of Malta occupies a very strategic location in the Mediterranean at the tip of the boot of Italy. Over the centuries, it was under the rule of Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans, Aragonese, Hapsburg Spain, Knights of St. John, French, and finally British. Malta declared its independence from British rule in 1964.

Malta's official languages are Maltese and English, but this card's greeting is in Italian and seems to say something along the lines of : From the beautiful flight I send you greetings.

Here's the back of the card with a message in English.


  1. I was in Malta two years ago - very interesting island with his history and also very nice place for the vacation.
    This butterfly-card is too very nice.

  2. That is a beautiful and creative card, some of the retro-collage cards of the last 20 years or so have that feel to them, but this is the real deal. I was trying to picture Malta's location off the tip of Italy in my mental map and couldn't come up with anything but Sicily, had to refer to a real map to find it as a little spec below that much larger island...

  3. Highly inventive it!

  4. That's a novel card. As I recall, Malta was important in WWII as well.



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