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United Nations Postal Services 2012 Issue
Designed by Diana Marques, Portugal

Endangeres Species 2012

The United Nations Postal Service has issued twelve new stamps that have a postage value of 45c, 1.00F.s., and 0.70 Euro named "Endangered Species 2012" on the 19th of April 2012. These new se-tenant stamps are being issued to inform the public of the need to protect endangered species throughout the world. This is the twentieth set of stamps issued in the endangered species series that was started on the 3rd, March 1993. In this issue, three universally recognized and loved animals from previous years are being reissued. They are the Giant panda, Siberian tiger and the Snow leopard. Each of the endangered species animals depicted above on the stamp 4 blocks are listed below in this format: Top left, Top right, Bottom left, and Bottom right:

New York, USA Issue

  • Giant Panda
  • Short-horned chameleon
  • Oncilla
  • Cotton-headed tamarin

Geneva, Switzerland

  • Siberian tiger
  • Painted tiger parrot
  • Green Iguana
  • Golden crowned sifaka

Vienna, Austria

  • Snow leopard
  • Bornean peacock pheasant
  • Masked owl
  • Axolotl

"Endangered Species 2010" stamps can be purchase as a se-tenant block of 4, sheets of 16, and assorted FDCs. The size of the each stamp is 39.2mm x 28.6mm with a perforation size of 12 1/2 x 12 3/4 using the 2cm reference. They were printed by Joh. Enschede Stamps Security Printers B.V. (Netherlands) using the offset lithography printing method. Quantities of each are:

  • 45 Cents: 432,000 stamps (27,000 sheets)
  • F.s. 1.00: 408,000 (25,500 sheets)
  • 0.70 Euro: 486,400 stamps (30,400 sheets)


Endangeres Species 2012 FDCs


Endangeres Species 2012 FDC Stamps


Endangeres Species 2012 Sheets of 16


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

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