27 October 2013

Endangered species on new UN stamps..



Date of Issue : 10 October 2013

On 10 October 2013, the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA)  issued a set of 12 stamps depicting endangered species. These will be the twenty-first set of stamps in UNPA's multi-year series Endangered Species. The series was launched in 1993 to highlight the need for the protection of endangered species throughout the world. For this year's Endangered Species stamps, UNPA has featured the wonder of nocturnal animals.

US$ 1.30 block shown above

1.Asian tapir 2.Mongoose lemur 3.Flat-headed cat 4.Aye-aye


F.s. 1.40 m block 

1.Ground pangolin 2.Potto 3.Philippine tarsier 4.Livingstone’s flying fox


€ 0.70 block

1.Banded civet 2.Pharaoh eagle-owl 3.Greater slow loris  4.Long-beaked echidna



On 10 October 2013, first day cancellations for the Endangered Species stamps were provided at United Nations Headquarters in New York; the Palais des Nations, Geneva; and the Vienna International Centre. The cancellations are illustrated below :


A set of UNPA's maximum cards were also  issued on 10 October 2013. Three different cards have  been produced to accommodate the three different se-tenant blocks of four stamps .

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