The year 2018 will witness some serious magic as The United Nations Postal Administration will honour World Health Day, International Music Day, International Day of Friendship and a space conference on stamps. Also, several U.N. stamp series will continue next year.
The UNPA 2018 stamp program will begin Jan. 12 with eight $1.15 stamps in the Flag series.
The $1.15 stamps are open to the public and they can get it from the UNPA’s post office at U.N. headquarters in New York City. The UNPA also has post offices at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland; and the Vienna International Center in Vienna, Austria.
On Feb. 18, UNPA will celebrate the Year of the Dog on the eighth pane in the China Lunar Calendar series. The pane will include 10 $1.15 stamps and 10 labels.
It was in the year 1993 when the Endangered Species series began, and it will continue on 2nd March with 12 stamps. The stamps will be issued in three panes of 16, each with four different se-tenant stamps.
Since 1950, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization, World Health Day has been held annually on 7th April. On April 6, UNPA will issue six World Health Day stamps (two for each U.N. post office) and a souvenir card.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first U.N. Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, the UNISPACE+50 conference will be held in Vienna, Austria on June 20-21. Six UNISPACE commemorative stamps and three souvenir sheets will be released June 20, the first day of the 2018 conference.
Two U.N. issues are slated for release in July. First, on July 18, will be five definitive stamps (1¢ and $2.50 for UNPA/New York, 2 francs for UNPA/Switzerland, and 1¢ and 2¢ for UNPA/Vienna).
On 30th July, a pane of 10 $1.15 stamps and 10 labels will be issued for the International Day of Friendship.
This day was proclaimed in 2011 by the U.N. General Assembly. The central idea was to establish peaceful relations between people, countries, cultures, and individuals.
Another installment in the World Heritage series will be issued on Aug. 15. As with previous sets in the series, the issue will include six stamps and three prestige booklets with text and illustrations in addition to stamps.
International Music Day, on Oct. 1, will be recognized with three panes of 12 stamps each.