6/26-30/2000. FDC. Social Development. Swiss and UN - Geneva stamps. Joint cancel of the UN Postal Administration and of the Swiss Postal Administration. 6/2/2000. Postcard. UN -Vienna. WIPA - 2000. Hundertwasser stamps issued in 1995 is shown on both images.

1/1/2000. International Year of Thanksgiving - 2000. "Glory Window" from the Thanksgiving Chapel, Dallas, Texas. Artist: Gabrielle Loire, France. Three stamps, FDCs. Stamps' designer: Rorie Katz, U.S.A. Very nice.

10/27/98. 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. By Jean Michel Folon, a contemporary artist from Belgium. 6 values. The UN stamps SFr 0.90 and SFr 1.80 were awarded with the Great Award for the Philatelic Arts at Riccione '99, Italy.

50th Anniversary, UN, NY and Vienna, 1998. By Folon. 50th Anniversary, UN Geneva, 1998. By Folon.

4/12/98. The Palace and Gardens of Schoenbrunn. 6 stamps, 3 FDCs, 3 booklets. Wonderful!

Porcelain Room Schoenbrunn Palace

    Notice concerning the stamps issued by the United Nations

    The postage stamps and postal stationery of the United Nations do not serve the postal system of a single country, as most stamps do. Instead, UN-stamps carry mail sent from the offices of an international organization that represents many different countries and billions of people all over the world.
    The stamps of the United Nations often feature designs that promote the world causes of peace and justice, international cooperation, environmental and health issues, assistance for developing countries, and similar concerns.
    Most of today's United Nations stamps are issued in three versions for three different UN-offices, New York, Geneva (Switzerland) and Vienna (Austria). Stamps for use at the United Nations World Headquarters in New York City are denominated in US-dollars and cents, and the
postage rates correspond with United States rates.
    Stamps for use at the UN European Office (also known as Palais des Nations) in Geneva,
Switzerland, are denominated in Swiss francs and centimes, and are inscribed with the name of the organization in French "Nations Unies".
   The third set of stamps are created for use at the UN Donaupark Vienna International Center, or the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria. These issues are denominated in Austrian Schillings and Groschen, and are inscribed in German "Vereinte Nationen".
   The stamps of the United Nations cannot be used outside of UN-offices. Mail bearing a stamp from the New York UN-office must be deposited into the mail stream at UN-Headquarters on Manhattan's East Side, not in a US-mailbox or a US-post office elsewhere in New York.
(Source: Linn's Stamp News, April 17, 2000)

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