The UNPA recently announced the name of its 2019 stamp program – Fascination. Six commemorative stamp sets, seven special event souvenir sheets, and one definitive stamp would be issued next year.
On 21st February 2019, a stamp celebrating International Mother Language Day would be released while on 20th May, a stamp celebrating World Bee Day would be released. These sets will be released in three different denominations for three U.N. post offices in New York City, Geneva, Switzerland and Vienna.
On 28th June, the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Organization would be celebrated with the release of a set of six stamps and a souvenir card. Six stamps and three souvenir sheets will be released on October 25th, based on the theme, “Life Below Water.”
A new stamp from the Endangered Species series would be released on April 26th. Six stamps and three prestige booklets depicting Cuba would be released as a part of the World Heritage series on 6th September.
The ninth pane in UNPA’s Chinese Lunar Calendar series will celebrate the Year of the Pig with a pane of 10 $1.15 stamps and 10 labels, which will be released on 11th January. Stockholmia 2019 and China 2019 international philatelic exhibitions will be marked with the release of two souvenir sheets in May and August respectively. Three stamps in three different currencies will be included in each sheet.
A pane of 10 €0.90 stamps and 10 labels will be issued on 24th August to celebrate the 40th anniversary of UNPA/Vienna. A pane of 10 1.50-franc stamps and 10 labels will be released on 4th October to honour the 50th anniversary of UNPA/Geneva.
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women would be observed with the release of a pane of 10 $1.15 stamps and 10 labels on 25th November.
The 25th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC and the 2019 climate summit will also be marked with the release of special souvenir sheets.
On 15th March, new definitive stamps in sheets of 20 will be released.
There is a possibility that the UNPA 2019 program might be altered.
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