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Irealnd Postal Services 2010 Issue
Designed by Ger Garland

International Humanitarians Se-Tenant Issue

The Ireland Postal Service has issued two new se-tenant stamps that have a postage value of 55 cents named "International Humanitarians" on the 17th of June 2010. These stamps depict Henry Dunant the founder of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement, and Mother Teresa who ministered to the poor and afflicted in Calcutta, India. A short description of what each of these great humanitarians accomplished in their lifetime is as follows:

Henry Durant was born in Geneva, Switzerland in 1828. He was shocked to discover that men of war were left lying on the battlefield with no one taking care of them. Through his efforts he had 12 States signed the first Geneva Convention agreeing to the rules of engagement in war. He received the first Nobel Prize in 1901 and died in 1910.
Mother Teresa was born in 1910 in Albania. She left home and traveled to India in 1929 and became a nun. In 1950 she started what became the worldwide Missionaries of Charity to help the poor, Sick, dying and the orphaned. She won the Nobel Peace Price in 1979 and died on the 5th of September 1997.

"International Humanitarians" stamps can be purchased as a set of 2, Sheetlet of 12, and FDC. The size of the stamps is 30mm x 51.46mm with a Stamp perforation size of 13 x 13 using the 2cm reference. They will be printed by Irish Security Stamp Printing Ltd. using the Lithography printing process.

International Humanitarians FDC

International Humanitarians Sheet 12

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