2022 WORLD HERITAGE – The Great Spa Towns of Europe

2022 WORLD HERITAGE – The Great Spa Towns of Europe

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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. 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.

The Great Spa Towns of Europe is a World Heritage Site comprising 11 famous historic spa towns and cities in seven countries. Together, they make one “property” inscribed on the World Heritage List on 24 July 2021 as a transnational series. The Great Spas, in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom represent a unique cultural phenomenon which reached its height in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as well as a particular urban type and form. As a World Heritage Site, it has been given global recognition as a phenomenon which helped shape Europe.

Date of issue: 9 September 2022
Designer: Rorie Katz (United Nations)
Source: UNESCO
Denominations: US$ 0.60, US$ 1.40, CHF 1,10, CHF 1,50, € 1,00, € 1,80
Stamp size: 50 mm x 35 mm
Stamps per sheet: 20
Printer: Cartor Security Printing (France)
Process: Offset lithography
Perforation: 14 ½ x 14 ¼
The Designs:
– US$ 0.60 Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
– US$ 1.40 Montecatini Terme Italy
– CHF 1,10 SPA Belgium
– CHF 1,50 Vichy, France
– € 1,00 Baden-Baden, Germany
– € 1,80 Baden bei Wien, Austria
Quantities:
Stamps
– US$ 0.60 4,500 sheets (90,000 stamps)
– US$ 1.40 4,500 sheets (90,000 stamps)
– CHF 1,10 3,500 sheets (70,000 stamps)
– CHF 1,50 3,500 sheets (70,000 stamps)
– € 1,00 3,500 sheets (70,000 stamps
– € 1,80 3,500 sheets (70,000 stamps)
Prestige Booklets
– New York (US$ 0.44, US$ 0.60) 6,000 booklets
– Geneva (CHF 0,30, CHF 0,50) 6,000 booklets
– Vienna (€ 0,35, € 0,40) 7,000 booklets