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United Nations Postal Administration 2016 Issue
Designed: Sergio Baradat

Free and Equal Stamps

The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) has issued six new stamps with postage values of 49c, $1.20, 1.00chf, 1.50chf, 0.68 Euro and 0.80 Euro named "Free and Equal" on the 5th of February 2016. These stamps are the first time that the UNPA has issued stamps with an lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) theme. The UNPA issued these stamps to celebrate the diversity of the LGBT community. The UN Human Rights Office, Free and Equal has launch a public campaign dedicated to raising awareness of LGBT violence and discrimination globally. The campaign has reach nearly two billion people to date. To learn more about the Free and Equal campaign visit www.unfe.org The Free and Equal stamps depict six different images that represent a different part of the LGBT world population. Each of the stamps is described in the list as follows:

  • 49 cents - We are Everywhere
  • $1.20 - Transgender
  • 1.00 Chf - Lesbian
  • 1.50 Chf - Gay Families
  • 0.68 Euro - Coming Out
  • 0.80 Euro - Gay

Free and Equal stamps can be purchased as singles, Sheets of 20, and assorted FDCs. The size of each stamp is 35.35mm x 45mm with a perforation size of 14mm x 13.25mm using the 2cm reference. They were printed by Cartor Securtiy Printing, France using the offset lithography plus hexachrome printing process. Quantity of each issued is listed below:

  • 49c - 120,000 stamps
  • $1.20 - 120,000 stamps
  • CHF 1.00 - 90,000 stamps
  • CHF 1.50 - 90,000 stamps
  • 0.68 Euro - 100,000
  • 0.80 Euro - 100,000


Free and Equal First Day Cover


Free and Equal FDC Stamps

Free and Equal Sheets of 20


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

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