World Stamps

United Nations issues special pane of stamps for the pope’s visit

Apr 29, 2021, 7 AM
The United Nations Postal Administration issued a pane of stamps and labels Sept. 25 to mark the visit of Pope Francis.

By Denise McCarty

The United Nations Postal Administration commemorated the Sept. 25 visit of Pope Francis with a pane of 10 stamps and se-tenant labels. The pope addressed the U.N. General Assembly.

The 10 $1.20 stamps feature the 70th anniversary logo of the United Nations, and the label pictures Pope Francis.

The UNPA describes the selvage design as featuring “the world surrounded by laurel leaves in open hands symbolizing the togetherness of the planet.”

Inscribed at the top of the pane between the U.N. logo and the papal coat of arms is “His Holiness Pope Francis Visit to the United Nations 2015.”

Sergio Baradat of the United Nations designed the commemorative pane.