the town of Mosta, Malta, the collections have been accumulating since
1990 and contain a wide array of items, mainly related to Maltese or
This website is intended to showcase our collections, with the aim of propagating knowledge, culture and awareness.
The more items we manage to purchase, acquire or recover, the more interesting this portal to the past becomes. Details how YOU can help and contribute may be found at the bottom of this page.
Maltese collectibles are generally referred to as
Melitensia while items of Military interest are termed as Militaria.
The Melitensia section contains a vast number of publications as well as thousands of items relating to the four principle columns of Maltese social and historical development as follows:
1. Colonial Powers: Printed matter, coins, stamps, British Royalty material, military items and anything else depicting or somewhat related to the foreign administrations of the Maltese Islands.
2. Holy and Ecclesiastic: Up to the mid-seventies, the Church in Malta had a very active and significant influence over both politics as well as Maltese way of life in general. Items include printed matter, holy pendants, crucifixes, and other related material.
3. Political Miscellanea: Printed matter, party badges, emblems and kitsch, etc.
4. Maltese Industry:
Locally manufactured items, particularly older items representing the
developing Maltese economy in the first half of the 20th century or
earlier as well as the pre/post Independence period right up to the
Another Section covers several other Maltese perspectives, mainly of a social and daily living nature, including art, culture, sports, education, transport and so much more
All the above is supplemented by a
considerable number of publications, documents, photos and to a lesser
extent, audio-visual material.
Any contributions to this growing and
important archive and collection are most welcome.
It is unfortunate that so many items falling within the above categories are often thrown out upon the passing away of relatives, particularly older people, in order to make space or possibly do away with the past. House clearances are offered free of charge.
Anything is considered interesting, particularly 'drawer-debris' such as old lottery tickets, holy pictures, used postage stamps and envelopes, old adverts, cigarette and matchboxes...