2018 WORLD HERITAGE – United Kingdom

2018 WORLD HERITAGE – United Kingdom

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Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. On 15 August 2018, UNPA will issue six stamps and three prestige booklets focusing on UNESCO World Heritage sites of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. This is embodied in an international treaty called the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, adopted by UNESCO in 1972.

Date of issue: 15 August 2018
Designer: Rorie Katz (United Nations)
Photographs: Alamy Stock Photo
Stamp size: 50 mm x 35 mm
Stamps per sheet: 20
Printer: Cartor Security Printing (France)
Process: Offset lithography plus metallic ink
Perforation: 14-1/2 x 14-1/4
Quantities:
Giant’s Causeway – $0.50 5,200 sheets (104,000 stamps)
Palace of Westminster – $1.15 5,200 sheets (104,000 stamps)
Stonehenge – CHF 1.00 3,700 sheets (74,000 stamps)
Edinburgh – CHF 1.50 3,700 sheets (74,000 stamps)
Conwy Castle – € 0.90 4,000 sheets (80,000 stamps)
Maritime, Greenwich – € 1.80 4,000 sheets (80,000 stamps)
Prestige booklets quantities:
– New York: 7,500 booklets with stamps of US$ 0.35 and US$ 0.50
– Geneva: 7,000 booklets with stamps of CHF 0.30 and CHF 0.50
– Vienna: 9,000 booklets with stamps of € 0.35 and € 0.40