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United Nations Postal Services 2007 Issue
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World Heritage - South America

United Nations Postal Service has issued six new commemorative stamps that have postage values of 41 and 90 Cents, 1.00 and 1.80 F.s., 0.55 and 0.75 Euros, named "World Heritage - South America" on the 9th of August 2007. This is the 13th issue in the series of World Heritage Sites. In this issue six World Heritage sites found in South America are depicted on the six stamps. Each is described as follows:

  • Galapagos Islands, Ecuador (41 cents) - are situated in the Pacific Ocean some 1,000 kilometers from the South American continent. These scatter islands also know as an archipelago are volcanic in nature; and because of there isolation they contain the world's highest concentrations of native species which include marine iguanas, giant tortoises and many types of songbirds.
  • Rapa Nui, Chile (90 cents) - also know as Easter Island is filled with monumental sculptures, shrines and enormous stone figures that were built from the 10th to 16th centuries.
  • Tiwanaku, Bolivia (1.00 F.s.) - a pre-Hispanic empire of the Americas. The ruins bear exceptional architecture and art of the Andean region civilization.
  • Machu Picchu, Peru (1.80 F.s.) - is a settlement built by the Incas in the 15th century. Located in the middle of a tropical mountain forest it has giant walls, terraces and ramps that were built on the deep slope of the Andes.
  • Iguacu National Park, Brazil(0.55 Euro) - has one of the largest waterfalls that measures over 2,700 meters wide. It is filled with rare and endangered species of flora and fauna.
  • Cueva de las Manos, Argentina(0.75 Euro) - is an area of caves that contain exceptional art that was created 9,500 to 13,000 years ago. The art shown on the stamp is located in Cave of the Hands. But there are many other scenes of art in the caves that include, animals and Hunting scenes.

"World Heritage - South America" stamps can be purchased as singles, Sheets of 20, Prestige booklets, or FDC's. The size of the stamps is 50mm x 35mm with a perforation of 13 using the 2cm reference. They will be printed by Lowe-Martin Group, Canada using the offset printing process. The quantity of each is listed as follows:

  • 41 cents 254,000 stamps
  • 90 cents 254,000 stamps
  • 1.00 F.s. 150,000 stamps
  • 1.80 F.s. 150,000 stamps
  • 0.55 Euro 210,000 stamps
  • 0.75 Euro 210,000 stamps

World Heritage - South America FDC's


World Heritage - South America FDC Stamps



To order these stamps or to learn more go to http://unstamps.un.org/UNPACommerce/en/index.jsp Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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