U.N.'s Knotted Gun Stamps

01 Oct 2018  Mon

The United Nations Postal Administration is issuing three definitive stamps on 2nd October 2018 as a tribute to John Lennon (one of the four members of the Beatles) who was shot and killed.

The UNPA is issuing three definitive stamps to promote non-violence and gun control. The stamp design is based on a bronze sculpture of a 45-caliber revolver with its barrel tied in a knot is nicknamed the “Knotted Gun,” and the UNPA is calling the definitive stamp issue Knotted Gun. It was sculpted by Carl Fredrik Reutersward, a Swedish artist and it was placed outside the entrance of the U.N. headquarters in New York City.

The stamps were issued with the denomination 0.90 Euro, 1Euro and 2.3 Euro. The €0.90 definitive stamp depicts the creation of Swedish explorer and motivational speaker Johan Ernst Nilson. The stamp features a gun illustrated with the flags of several countries is knotted at the front. The 1 Euro stamp is the smallest stamp among the series and is based on the creation of martin Morc. Whereas; the 2, 30 Euro stamp is based on The Knotted Gun interpretation of Ringo Starr.

With these stamps the UN is hoping to see a changes scenario in the world.

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