2008 U.N. Stamp Program

December 31, 2009 11:43 AM

  • The United Nations Postal Administration's We Can End Poverty stamp was issued on Sept. 18, 2008.

Jan. 27, Remembrance and Beyond. Three stamps (41¢, 85 centimes, €0.65), joint issue with Israel on the theme of holocaust remembrance. Linn's Feb. 11, page 8. Scott New York 948; Geneva 479; Vienna 412.

Jan. 28, Definitives. Four definitive stamps for UNPA/Vienna showing sculptures (€0.10, €0.65, €1.15, €1.40). Linn's Feb. 18, page 2. Scott Vienna 413-16.

March 6, Endangered Species. Three se-tenant blocks of four (41¢, 1 franc, €0.55) featuring marine life.Linn's March 10, page 10. Scott New York 949-52a; Geneva 480-83a; Vienna 417-20a.

May 8, Coins and Flags. Three panes of eight stamps each (41¢, 85c, €0.65). Linn's May 5, page 10. Scott New York 953a-h; Geneva 484a-h; Vienna 421a-h.

May 8, Stamp Exhibition. Pane of 10 €0.65 stamps with se-tenant labels honoring the Essen stamp show in Germany. Linn's June 2, page 24. Scott has delisted this item because it was never sold at the UNPA Vienna office.

May 12, U.N. Headquarters and Stylized Airplane. Surcharge of 42¢ on two U.N. Headquarters envelopes, small and large sizes; surcharge of 94¢ on Stylized Airplane airletter. Linn's May 12, page 26. Scott New York U26-27, UC27.

May 12, Personalized Panes. 42¢ and 94¢ stamps in panes of 20 and with 20 se-tenant tabs that can be personalized with a photograph, also available with preprinted labels. Linn's June 2, page 24. Scott New York 954-59.

June 6, Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities. Six stamps (42¢, 94¢, 1fr, 1.80fr, €0.55, €1.40). Linn's June 2, page 10. Scott New York 960-61; Geneva 485-86; Vienna 427-28.

Aug. 8, Sport for Peace/Beijing Summer Olympics. Six stamps (42¢, 94¢, 1fr, 1.80fr, €0.65, €1.30), three souvenir sheets ($1.25, 3fr, €2.10), overprinted €2.10 souvenir sheet and pane of 10 94¢ stamps with se-tenant labels. Linn's Aug. 4, page 1. Scott New York 962-65; Geneva 487-89; Vienna 429-31a.

Aug. 8, Beijing Summer Olympics. Pane of 10 94¢ stamps with se-tenant labels honoring the Olympics.

Sept. 18, We Can End Poverty. Six stamps (42¢, 94¢ 1fr, 1.80fr, €0.65, €0.75) in panes of six and a souvenir card featuring children's designs. Linn's Sept. 15, page 16. Scott New York 966-67; Geneva 490-91; Vienna 432-33.

Sept. 18, Stamp Exhibition. Pane of 10 €1.40 stamps honoring the WIPA 2008 world stamp exhibition in Austria. Linn's Oct. 6, page 10.

Oct. 23, International Year of Planet Earth/Climate Change. Six stamps (42¢, 94¢, 1.20fr, 1.80fr, €0.65, €1.15) and three prestige (souvenir) booklets each with 24 stamps, 12 each of two denominations (27¢, 42¢, 35c, 50c, €0.30, €0.35) and related text. Linn's Oct. 20, page 20. Scott New York 968-70y; Geneva 492-94ad; Vienna 434-36ad.

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.