Saturday, February 26, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
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On 4 Feburary 2011, the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) issued six definitive stamps in the denominations of 11¢, $5.00, F.s. 0,10, F.s. 0,50, € 1,25 and € 2,85.
FIRST DAY CANCELLATIONS
On 4 February 2011, special first day hand-cancellations for the new definitive stamps were made available at United Nations Headquarters in New York; the Palais des Nations, Geneva; and the Vienna International Centre.
FIRST DAY COVERS
First day covers for the new New York definitive stamp were made available as follows:
Single — a total of two envelopes, each with one of the values issued:
Combo — one envelope for each location:
Triple-cancelled FDC — one large envelope with both locations singles affixed and appropriately cancelled from all three locations.
The stamps measure 32.32 mm horizontally by 26 mm vertically, perforation to perforation. Perforation size: 13.
The vertical sheets of 20 stamps have four marginal inscriptions, two in the left margin and two in the right margin. The marginal inscription consists of the United Nations emblem with the text “United Nations” above the emblem and the year 2011 below the emblem. One copyright symbol with the year 2011 appears in the bottom margin.
PRINTING AND PRINTING QUANTITIES
Printed in offset by Cartor Security Printing (France).
The designs, which are hand-drawn illustrations representing street and aerial views of the UN Headquarters buildings in New York, Geneva and Vienna were illustrated by Scott Solberg (United Nations).