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United Nations Postal Service 2016 Issue
Designed: Sergio Baradat

International Day of UN Peacekeepers Stamp Set of 6

The United Nations Postal Service has issued 6 new stamps with postage values of 47c, $1.15, 1chf, 1.50chf, $0.68 euro and $0.80 euro named "International Day of UN Peacekeepers" on the 29th of May 2016. These stamps are being issued to honor the men and women serving in United Nations peacekeeping operation throughout the world. The stamps feature images of the important work UN peacekeepers are doing around the world. Their mission is to strengthen bonds with the local populations that they have been deployed to serve. For example, they hold sporting events, school and orphanage visits, art and essay competitions, photo exhibits, neighborhood clean ups, tree plantings, concerts, and conferences and workshops on peace issues. This UN peacekeeper force is called the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO). Its first mission was in Palestine that began 29 May 1948. Since its establishment in 1948, over 3000 peacekeepers have been lost. Each of these fallen peacekeepers has received the Dag Hammarskhjold Medal and are honor each year by the UN Secretary General at a wreath laying ceremony. What would the world be like without them? This issue is also part of a joint stamp issue with Austrian Post at the World Stamp Show in New York with a pre launch ceremony on 28 May.

International Day of UN Peacekeepers stamps can be purchased as singles, Sheets of 20, and assorted FDCs. The size of each stamp is 30mm x 40mm with a stamp perforation size of 13.3 x 13.3 using the 2cm reference. They were printed by Lowe Martin Company Inc. Canada, using the offset lithography printing process with gold foil. Total quantity of each printed is:

  • 47c - 7,500 sheets (150,000 stamps)
  • $1.15 - 7,500 sheets (150,000 stamps)
  • 1chf - 6,000 sheets (120,000 stamps)
  • 1.50chf - 6,000 sheets (120,000 stamps)
  • 0.68 Euro - 6,500 sheets (130,000 stamps)
  • 0.80 Euro - 6,500 sheets (130,000 stamps)


International Day of UN Peacekeepers FDCs and FDC Stamps


International Day of UN Peacekeepers Sheet 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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