Archive for Sunday, July 16, 2000

U.N. marks 55th year with stamp offerings

July 16, 2000


United Nations' headquarters, located on the banks of New York City's East River, has become recognized as a visual for world peace.

Dedicating the 55th anniversary of the United Nations, its Postal Administration has released two new stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring the construction of the U.N. buildings in New York. The United Nations itself was established Oct. 24, 1945, in San Francisco.

The Postal Administration's new 33-cent offering features workmen constructing the U.N. Headquarters Building in New York. It was completed in 1952.

A 55-cent stamp portrays a photo of the Headquarters Building, showing the East River, and two other U.N. buildings the General Assembly Hall and the Secretariat Building.

The souvenir sheet depicts workers cheering as the U.N. flag is unfurled at the completion of U.N. headquarters.

The designer of the stamps is Rorie Katz of New York.

For further information on the anniversary stamps or other U.N. philatelic items, you may write to: United Nations Postal Administration, P.O. Box 5900, Grand Central Station, New York, N.Y. 10163.

You can place an order directly by calling (800) 234-UNPA.

AMERICOVER, the annual convention of the American First Day Cover Society, will be held Aug. 4-6 in Houston. This is a nonprofit organization that has 3,500 members.

This year's convention will include first-day cover sales, two auctions and a variety of exhibits featuring old and new covers. Admission is free.

For more information on AMERICOVER, you may write to: The Society, P.O. Box 1335, Maplewood, N.J. 07040.

U.S. postage stamps are copyrighted designs that require permission to reproduce. If you wish to reproduce any stamp designs, you must contact the U.S. Postal Service's licensing agency, Hamilton Projects at 1700 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10019.

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