2009 U.N. Stamp Program

December 31, 2010 11:43 AM

  • The United Nations Postal Administration celebrated the 100th Birth Anniversary of U Thant with this stamp issued on Feb. 6, 2009.

 

Feb. 6, U Thant 100th Birth Anniversary. Three stamps (94¢, 1.30 francs, 1.15). Linn's, Feb. 2, page 13. Scott New York 974; Geneva 495; Vienna 437.

Feb. 6, Definitives. Three definitive stamps for UNPA/New York (1¢, 9¢, 10¢). Linn's, Feb. 9, page 14. Scott New York 971-73.

April 16, Endangered Species. Three se-tenant blocks of four (42¢, 1fr, €0.65). linn's, April 13, page 1. Scott New York 975-78a; Geneva 496-99a; Vienna 438-41a.

May 7, World Heritage/Germany. Six stamps (44¢, 98¢, 1fr, 1.30fr, €0.65, €1.40), and three prestige (souvenir) booklets each with 24 stamps, 12 each of two denominations (27¢, 42¢, 35 centimes, 50c, €0.30, €0.35) and related text. Linn's, May 11, page 11. Scott New York 979-81i; Geneva 500-02i; Vienna 442-44i.

May 7, Palais des Nations. 85c, 1fr, 1.80fr postal cards. Linn's, May 25, page 14. Scott Geneva UX19-21.

May 7, Vienna International Center. Pane of 10 €0.65 stamps with se-tenant labels honoring the Ibra 2009 stamp show in Essen, Germany. Linn's, May 18, page 1. Scott Vienna U445-49a.

June 5, U.N. Emblem and Stylized Airplane. Revalued 44¢ (41¢+3¢) standard and large-size U.N. Emblem envelopes; revalued 98¢ (90¢+8¢) Stylized Airplane aerogram. Linn's, May 25, page 14. Scott New York U28-29, UC28.

June 5, U.N. Headquarters. 44¢ stamp in panes of 20, with 20 se-tenant tabs that can be personalized with a photograph, also available with preprinted labels; 98¢ in panes of 10, with 10 se-tenant tabs that can be personalized with a photograph, also available with preprinted labels. Linn's, June 1, page 1. Scott New York 982-86a, 987-91a.

June 5, Postal Stationery. Revalued UNPA/New York postal stationery.

June 5, Personalized Panes. Domestic- and international-rate UNPA/New York stamps in panes of 20, with 20 se-tenant tabs that can be personalized with a photograph, also available with preprinted labels. 

Aug. 6, Coins and Flags. Three panes of eight stamps each (42¢, 85c, €0.65). 

Aug. 6, U.N. Economic and Social Council. Six stamps (44¢, 98¢, 85c, 1.90fr, €0.55, €0.65) and a souvenir card. Linn's, Aug. 3, page 1. Scott New York 992-93; Geneva 503-04; Vienna 450-51. 

Aug. 24, U.N. Vienna 30th Anniversary. Pane of 10 €1.40 stamps with five different designs showing scenes of the Vienna International Center with se-tenant labels. Linn's, Aug. 17, page 14. Scott Vienna 452-56.

Sept. 22, Summit on Climate Change. Pane of 10 98¢ stamps showing the U.N. emblem with se-tenant labels commemorating the Summit on Climate Change. Linn's, Nov. 16, page 2. Scott New York 994. 

Sept. 25, U.N. Millennium Goals. Three panes of eight designs each (44¢, 1.30fr, €0.65). Linn's, Sept. 21, page 11. Scott New York 995a-h; Geneva 505a-h; Vienna 457a-h.

Oct. 2, International Day of Nonviolence. Single UNPA/New York $1 definitive stamp showing Mahatma Gandhi. Linn's, Sept. 28, page 1.

Oct. 2, U.N. Geneva 10th Anniversary. Pane of 10 1fr stamps with se-tenant labels. Linn's, Oct. 5, page 14.

Oct. 8, Indigenous People. Three panes of eight designs each (44¢, 1.30fr, €0.65). Linn's, Oct. 5, page 20.

 

 

 

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 of Linn'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.