United Nations stamps

United Nations New York stamps

United Nations - Geneva stamps

United Nations - Vienna stamps

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United Nations stamps are issued simultaneously at UN offices in New York, Geneva and Vienna. Each issue carries a related design theme, with different denominations for each office. They are valid for postage when used on mail from the UN offices in New York, Geneva and Vienna.

The idea of the United Nations issuing its own stamps was first proposed by Argentina in 1947. An agreement with the United States postal authorities was reached in 1951 and it stipulated that the stamps be denominated in United States currency, and used only at UN Headquarters.

The first United Nations stamps were issued in U.S. dollar denominations on United Nations Day, 24 October, in 1951. http://www.un.org/Depts/UNPA/about.htm


United Nations New York stamps


Scott: #C14O

Issued: 21.4.1969

Airmail Definitive

Inside #C14: Stamp on Envelope


Scott: #226O

Issued: 5.1.1972

Definitive

Inside #226: Stamp on Envelope


Scott: #278-9O

Issued: 8.10.1976

25th Anniversary, UN Postal Administration

Inside #278-9: Pseudo Stamp


Scott: #473-4O

Issued: 22.5.1986

Philately

Inside #473: UN #30O

Inside #474: Engraver


Scott: #597-8P

Issued: 24.10.1991

40th Anniversary, UN Postal Administration

Inside #597: UN #1O

Inside #598: UN #3O


Scott: #714-5P

Issued: 14.10.1997

Tribute to Philately

Inside #714: UN #473O

Inside #715: UN #474O


Scott: #817O

Issued: 1.3.2002

Definitive

Inside #817: Symbolic Stamps


Scott: #944P

Issued: 06.09.2007

UPU service stamp

Inside #944: Stamp on Envelope

Scott: #???O

UPU - Humanitarian Mail Joint Silk Cover with UPU/SWISS Post


Scott: #449aO

Issued: 07.05.2009

Essen 2009

Inside #449a (In margin): Pseudo Stamp


Scott: #????O

(Unlisted due to limited distribution and sold at a premium)

Issued: 01.05.2010

Chinese Lunar Calendar, 30th Anniversary Chinese Zodiac Stamps

Inside #????: China #1586O

Thanks to Martin Hirschbühl


United Nations Geneva stamps


Scott: #146-7O

Issued: 22.5.1986

Philately

Inside #146-7: UN #30O

Inside #147: UN #424O

Inside #147: UN #420O

Inside #147: UN Vienna #44O

Inside #147: UN Vienna #45O

Inside #147: UN Geneva #100O

Inside #147: UN Geneva #114O

Inside #147: UN Geneva #128O


Scott: #207-8P

Issued: 24.10.1991

40th Anniversary, UN Postal Administration

Inside #207: UN #7O

Inside #208: UN#10O


Scott: #312-3P

Issued: 14.10.1997

Tribute to Philately

Inside #312: UN Geneva #146O

Inside #313: UN Geneva #147O


Scott: #475P

Issued: 06.09.2007

UPU service stamp

Inside #475: Stamp on Envelope

Scott: #???O

UPU - Humanitarian Mail Joint Silk Cover with UPU/SWISS Post


Scott: #506-10O

Scott: #510aO

Issued: 2.10.2009

40th Anniversary of UNPA Geneva

Inside #507, #509, #510a (In margin and on tabs): UN Geneva #7O

On 2 October 2009, UNPA issued a new personalized stamp sheet to commemorate the 40th anniversary of UNPA Geneva.

On 11 December 1968, an agreement between the United Nations and the Swiss Postal Telephone and Telegraph Enterprise (PTT) enabled the Geneva office of UNPA to open.The first UN stamps in Swiss francs were issued on 4 October 1969.

The background design features a view of the Palais des Nations, Geneva and an image of the CHF 0.75 stamp, which was one of the original stamps issued by UNPA Geneva on 4 October 1969. It was originally designed by Ole Hamann, Denmark.

The sheet features 10 stamps in the denomination of CHF 1.00 with images of the Palais des Nations, Geneva.

The tabs of the stamps feature the UNPA logo and part of the image design from the CHF 0.75 stamp with the text 40th anniversary in French.

Thanks to Martin Hirschbühl


United Nations Vienna stamps


Scott: #62-3O

Issued: 22.5.1986

Philately

Inside #62: UN #424O

Inside #62: UN #30O

Inside #62: UN #420O

Inside #62: UN-Vienna #44O

Inside #62: UN-Vienna #45O

Inside #62: UN-Geneva #100O

Inside #62: UN-Geneva #114O

Inside #62: UN-Geneva #128O

Inside #63: Engraver

http://wwwhome.cs.utwente.nl/~jagersaa/Werkmap/Thumbnails/UN.html


Scott: #121-2P

Issued: 24.10.1991

40th Anniversary, UN Postal Administration

Inside #121: UN #8O

Inside #122: UN #5O


Scott: #228-9P

Issued: 14.10.1997

Tribute to Philately

Inside #228: UN Vienna #62O

Inside #229: UN Vienna #63O


Scott: #403P

Issued: 06.09.2007

UPU service stamp

Inside #403: Stamp on Envelope

Scott: #???O

UPU - Humanitarian Mail Joint Silk Cover with UPU/SWISS Post


Scott: #456aO

Issued: 24.08.2009

30th Anniversary of the Vienna International Centre

Inside #456a (In margin): UN Vienna #3P

On 24 August 2009, the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) issued a new Personalized Stamp Event Sheet to commemorate 30 years Vienna International Centre (VIC) as well as the 30th Anniversary of UNPA Vienna.

The sheet, in the denomination of Euro 1,40 features ten stamps with photos of the different buildings of the VIC during the 30 years of its existence. The tabs next to the stamps contain the logos of the four Vienna headquarter based UN organizations IAEA, UN ODC, CTBTO and UNIDO as well as the UNPA logo and the 30 years Vienna International Centre logo. The background design features the first UN stamp with the value of 4,00 Austrian Schillings issued in 1979 and the text 30 Years Vienna International Centre.

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Best website related:

The United Nations Postal Administration

http://unstamps.un.org/UNPACommerce/en/index.jsp

UNOstamps - Stamps and information about the United Nations and the UN system

http://www.unostamps.nl/

World Forum Philatelist - The United Nations (UN) Specialists

http://www.unstampz.com/

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