1999 U.N. Stamp Program

December 31, 2000 11:24 AM

  • The United Nations Postal Administration issued its 125th Anniversary of the Universal Postal Union stamp on Aug. 26, 1999.

Jan. 10, Postal stationery. 1997 32¢ standard- and large-size envelopes revalued to 33¢.

Feb. 5, Flags. Eight 33¢ Flag stamps, in two blocks of four, showing the flags of Lithuania, San Marino, Turkmenistan, Marshall Islands, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Eritrea. Scott New York 744-51. (Linn's, Feb. 1, page 16)

Feb. 5, Definitives. Four stamps (33¢, $5, 1.70 francs, 8 schilling). Scott New York 752-53; Geneva 332; Vienna 249. (Linn's, Feb. 1, page 16)

Feb. 5, Postal stationery. A 7s postal card. (Linn's, Feb. 1, page 16)

March 19, World Heritage/Australia. Six stamps (33¢, 60¢, 90c, 1.10fr, 4.50s, 6.50s) and three prestige booklets. Scott New York 754-56; Geneva 333-35; Vienna 250-52. (Linn's, March 15, page 1)

April 22, Endangered Species. Three se-tenant blocks of four (33¢, 90c, 7s). Scott New York 757-60a; Geneva 336-39a; Vienna 253-56a. (Linn's, April 12, page 1)

July 7, Unispace III. Three stamps (33¢, 45c, 3.50s) and three souvenir sheets ($2, 2fr, 13s). Scott New York 761-63; Geneva 340-42; Vienna 257-59. (Linn's, June 28, page 1)

Aug. 23, 125th anniversary of the Universal Postal Union. Twelve stamps in three blocks of four (33¢, 70c, 6.50s). Scott New York 764-67a; Geneva 344-46a; Vienna 260-63a. (Linn's, Aug. 23, page 1)

Aug. 26, Postal stationery. 1¢ surcharge on 1997 50¢ airletter sheet. Scott New York UC21.

Sept. 21, In Memoriam. Three stamps (33¢, 70c, 6.50s) and three souvenir sheets ($1, 2fr, 14s). Scott New York 768-69; Geneva 347-48; Vienna 264-65. (Linn's, Sept. 20, page 16)

Nov. 18, Education — Keystone to the 21st Century. Six stamps (33¢, 60¢, 90c, 1.80fr, 7s, 13s) and a souvenir card. Scott New York 770-71; Geneva 349-50; Vienna 266-67. (Linn's, Nov. 15, page 14)

The United Nations issues stamps in U.S., Swiss and Austrian currency: U.S. values are used at U.N. Headquarters, New York, N.Y.; Swiss values (centimes and Swiss francs) at U.N. Palais des Nations, Geneva; and the euro at the Vienna International Center, Vienna. The U.N. Postal Administration levies a minimum postage and handling charge of $3 per order.

Full details of each issue listed in the program will be given in news stories throughout the pages ofLinn's. Reference to the date and page of Linn's where those stories appeared is given at the end of each entry. Tentative Scott catalog numbers are reported as received.

Additional information is available from: U.N. Postal Administration, Box 5900, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10017, or 800-234-8672.