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United Nations Coin and Flag Sheet

Much to the delight of both stamp and coin collectors, two of the most popular collectibles collide with the issuance of the United Nations Coin and Flag postage stamp series. 2010 marks the fourth year that the UNPA has issued the coins and flags commemorative postage stamps that represent Member States.  These stamp sets are [...]

United Nations Disarmament Postage Stamp Part II Of II

In continuation from Wednesday… One of the goals of the United Nations disarmament program is to end the cycle of violence so that children can grow up receiving an education without the treat of violence.  The UN recognizes that children who are growing up in areas where light weapons are used during conflict are at [...]

United Nations Disarmament Postage Stamp Part I Of II

Although we may have our own issues with violence in some areas in the United States; I still feel very fortunate that our children are living and growing up safely without the constant threat of gun violence or access to guns. The United Nations is known for issuing postage stamps that bring awareness to issues [...]

Elvis Honored By The United Nations

Each year there is a special event for the philatelic community.  This event occurs in different locations around the world each year, and is attended by many international guests as well as locals from the host country.  The “World Philatelic Exhibition” is always a huge hit for people of all ages. From May 27-June 3, [...]

Royal Mail Draws Attention To Endangered Mammals

The year 2010 has been declared the “International Year of Biodiversity” by the United Nations.  The premise is that this year, life on Earth (all plants, animals and micro-organisms included), should be celebrated.  Some countries, such as the United Kingdom, have partnered with the United Nations to promote the understanding of biodiversity during 2010.  The [...]

Old Faithful Depicted On Postage Stamps

Old Faithful is located in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.  It was the first geyser that was seen and then named during an expedition in 1870.  The geyser can shoot up to 8,400 gallons of boiling water each time it erupts.  Each eruption can travel up to 185 feet and can last up to 5 [...]

United Nations We Can End Poverty Postage Stamps

The United Nations Postal Administration joined forces with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs to bring awareness of the need to end hunger and poverty all around the globe. Children from around the world were invited to participate in an art contest to design a postage stamp for the United Nations which [...]

United Nations Space For Humanity Postage Stamps

In Vienna, during World Space Week 2007, the United Nations partnered with the Austrian Space Forum to celebrate 50 years of space age technology and worldwide space activity.  They developed a wide variety of programs and activities for children of all ages to come and learn and enjoy.  Recognizing that not all children would be [...]

United Nations International Year of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day originated in the United States but has since spread around the world to other countries as well.  Currently there are 8 countries that officially celebrate a Thanksgiving Day; but the values and traditions of Thanksgiving can be found in every culture and religion around the world. In an effort to build bridges across [...]

Stamp Center – Postage Stamps For Everyone

Before the days of the internet, postage stamp collectors had a far more difficult time finding stamps from different countries.  They were likely limited to trading with other local collectors, waiting for a special letter to arrive in the mail, or if they were lucky, they knew of a good Stamp Dealer. Stamp Dealers are [...]