Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Humanitarian mail

Later this week, the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) will issue commemorative stamps on the theme “Humanitarian Mail”.

UNPA will issue three stamps (in a mini-sheet format) and UPU will issue a stamp in Swiss denomination. A special joint silk cover will also be released on the same day.

According to the United Nations Postal Administration, "This is the first time that this type of mail has been recognized and given acknowledgement by having postage stamps issued to commemorate the topic by UPU with support from the Swiss Post and from the UNPA offices in New York, Geneva and Vienna."

For more on the UN/UPU "Humanitarian Mail" stamps and/or to order, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM