2002 U.N. Stamp Program

Dec 31, 2002, 6 AM
The United Nations Postal Administration issued an East Timor Independence stamp on May 20, 2002.

March 1, Definitives. 80¢ showing children collecting stamps; 1.30 francs showing Armillary Sphere, Ariana Park, Palais des Nations. Scott New York 817; Geneva 385. Linn's, Feb. 25, page 1.

March 1, Euro Definitives. 0.07 euros, 0.51e, 0.58e, 0.73e, 0.87e, 2.03e stamps showing sites in Austria. Scott Vienna 302-07. Linn's, Feb. 25, page 1.

March 1, Postal Stationery. 1.30fr postal card, 0.51e postal card. Scott Geneva UX15; Vienna UX14.Linn's, Feb. 25, page 1.

April 4, Endangered Species. Three se-tenant blocks of four (34¢, 90 centimes, 0.51e). Linn's, April 1, page 1. Scott New York 818-21a; Geneva 386-89a; Vienna 308-311a.

May 20, East Timor Independence. Six stamps (34¢, 57¢, 90c, 1.30fr, 0.51e, 1.09e). Linn's, June 3, page 2. Scott New York 822-27a; Geneva 390-95a; Vienna 312-317a.

May 24, International Year of Mountains. Three panes of 12 with four designs per pane (34¢, 80¢, 70c,1.20fr, 0.22e, 0.51e). Linn's, May 27, page 1. Scott New York 824-27a; Geneva 392-95a; Vienna 314-17a.

June 27, Johannesburg Summit. Three panes of 12 with four designs per pane (37¢, 60¢, 90c, 1.80fr, 0.51e, 0.58e) and a souvenir card. Linn's, June 24, page 1. Scott New York 828-31a; Geneva 396-98a; Vienna 318-21a; SC57.

June 27, Postal Stationery. 0.51e and 1.09e envelopes. (Scott Vienna U4-5).

June 30, Postal Stationery. 1998 21¢ postal card surcharged to 23¢; 2001 34¢ standard and large envelopes surcharged to 37¢. Linn's, Sept. 2, page 11. Scott New York UX23, U16-17.

Aug. 30, World Heritage/Italy. Six stamps (37¢, 70¢, 90c, 1.30fr, 0.51e, 0.58e) and three prestige booklets each with 24 stamps, 12 each of two denominations (5¢, 15¢, 10c, 20c, 0.07e, 0.15e). Linn's,Aug. 26, page 1. Scott New York 832-34i; Geneva 400-02i; Vienna 322-24i.

Oct. 24, U.N. AIDS Awareness. Three stamps (70¢, 1.30fr, 1.53e), three semipostal souvenir sheets (37¢+6¢, 90c+30c, 0.51e+0.25e) and a souvenir card. Linn's, Oct. 21, page 1. Scott New York 835, B1; Geneva 403, B1; Vienna 325, B1.

Oct. 24, Geneva definitives. One stamp (3fr), honoring Switzerland becoming a member of the United Nations. Linn's, Oct. 21, page 16. Scott Geneva 404.

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 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.