Virgin Island's UNICEF Silver Jubilee Stamp

31 Oct 2018  Wed

The British Virgin Islands celebrated the Silver Jubilee of United Nation’s International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) with two special stamps.

Created by the United Nations General Assembly on 11 December 1946, UNICEF aims at providing emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II. In the year 1972 it celebrated 25th anniversary and on the occasion British Virgin Islands issued a set of two beautiful stamps.

Being in the service of the children, the stamps commemorating UNICEF’s anniversary were issued with Children as the central theme. The stamps were issued with two denominations of 15C and 30C and Alphabet blocks with the initials ‘U’, ‘N’, ‘I’, ‘C’, ‘E’ and ‘F’. On each block a child is depicted enacting the shape of each letter.

The stamp is inscribed with “BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS” along with the denomination at the top along with the national symbol below the word “BRITISH” and “25TH ANNIVERSARY OF UNICEF” at the bottom.

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