2004 U.N. Stamp Program

Dec 31, 2004, 6 AM
The United Nations Postal Administration's stamp celebrating the 50th anniversary of Japanese Peace Bell was issued on June 3, 2004.

Jan. 29, Endangered Species/Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. Three se-tenant blocks of four (37¢, 1 franc, 0.55 euros). Linn's, Feb. 9, page 44. Scott New York 858-61a; Geneva 418-21a; Vienna 342-45a.

Jan. 29, Schonbrunn Palace.. One definitive stamp (0.55e). Linn's, Feb. 9, page 16. Scott Vienna 341.

March 4, Indigenous Art. Three stamps (37¢, 1fr, 0.55e). Linn's, March 1, page 12. Scott New York 862a-f; Geneva 422a-f; Vienna 346a-f.

April 7, Road Safety. Six stamps. (37¢, 70¢, 85 centimes, 1fr, 0.55e, 0.75e). Scott New York 863-64; Geneva 423-24; Vienna 347-48.

June 3, Japanese Peace Bell 50th Anniversary/Classic Engraving. Three stamps (80¢, 1.30fr, 2.10e) and a souvenir card. Scott New York 865; Geneva 425; Vienna 349; souvenir card SC59. Linn's, May 31, page 20.

June 3, Vienna International Center. Two envelopes (0.55e, 1.25e) and a postal card (0.55e). Scott Vienna U8-9, UX16. Linn's, May 31, page 33.

Aug. 12, World Heritage/Greece Celebrating the Olympics. Six stamps (37¢, 60¢, 1fr, 1.30fr, 0.55e, 0.75e) and three prestige booklets each with 24 stamps, 12 each of two denominations (23¢, 37¢, 20c, 50c, 0.25e, 0.30e). Scott New York 866-68; Geneva 426-28; Vienna 350-52. Linn's, Aug. 8, page 48.

Sept. 21, My Dream for Peace One Day/General Assembly Opening. Six stamps (37¢, 80¢, 85c, 1.20fr, 0.55e, 1e) designed by children for Lions Clubs International poster contest. Scott New York 869-70; Geneva 429-30; Vienna 353-54. Linn's, Sept. 20, page 1.

Sept. 21, Assembly Hall and Palais des Nations. Three revalued postal cards. 1998 70c Assembly Hall postal card surcharged to 85c; 1992 90c Palais des Nations postal card surcharged to 1fr; 1998 1.10fr Palais des Nations postal card surcharged to 1.20fr. Scott Geneva UX16-18. Linn's, Dec. 6, page 8.

Oct. 14, Human Rights/Education Decade. Six stamps (37¢, 70¢, 85c, 1.30fr, 0.55e, 1.25e) Scott New York 871-72; Geneva 431-32; Vienna 355-56. Linn's, Oct.11, page 2.

Oct. 15, Disarmament. One 37¢ definitive stamp. Scott New York 873. Linn's, Oct. 11, page 1.

Nov. 23, Sports. One 1.80fr stamp, joint issue with Switzerland and the International Olympic Committee. The stamp is valid for use from UNPA/Genava, the IOC headquarters in Lausanne and throughout Switzerland. Scott Geneva 433. Linn's, Nov. 22, page 2.

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 $2 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.