UNEXPO17 – Universal Declaration of Human Rights


UNEXPO17 – Universal Declaration of Human Rights


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On 27 October 2017, UNPA will issue a new special event three-stamp mini-sheet to commemorate the UNEXPO17 stamp show. The stamp sheet features the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The stamp sheet depicts an iconic photograph of Eleanor Roosevelt holding one of the original versions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The stamps in the denominations of US$ 1.15, CHF 2.00 and € 1.70 each contain, in English, French and German, respectively, the entire text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its pre-amble. The stamps were printed in offset with a micro-printing technique and silver-foil by Joh. Enschedé Stamps Security Printers B.V. (Netherlands). The sheet was designed by Rorie Katz (United Nations).

The image in the selvage reproduces a photo taken 1 November 1949 during Roosevelt’s visit to the United Nations headquarters, which at the time was in the former Sperry Gyroscope factory in Lake Success (Long Island), New York. The stamps will be released at the UNEXPO17 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania on 27-28 October 2017. A special first day ceremony is set for 1 p.m. on 27 October.

The stamps are of great interest to collectors, as this may be the most number of words ever printed on a stamp. For more information about the UNEXPO17 please visit stamps.org/unexpo17.

Customers with standing order requirements for special event mini-sheets New York (Art. 96) will automatically receive this item through their accounts.

Printing quantity: 30,000 mini-sheets

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