United Nations Stamp Catalogues

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United Nations Stamp Catalogues (books)

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2024 SCOTT CATALOGUE VOLUME 1 (US & Countries A-B)
Austria Netto Katalog (ANK) – Austria Standard Stamp Catalogue 2023
Austria Netto Katalog (ANK) – Four Country Stamp Catalogue 2023
Michel Alpine Countries 2023
Yvert & Tellier Volume 1BIS – 2023 (Stamp Catalogue of Monaco and French Overseas Territories)
Unificato Europe 2022 – Volume 4
Stanley Gibbons 2023 Stamps Of The World – Set Of 6 Catalogues
Scott Specialized Catalogue of United Nations Stamps 2023
Michel North America 2023
Stanley Gibbons Switzerland Stamp Catalogue – 1st Edition
Austria Netto Katalog (ANK) – Austria Special Stamp Catalogue 2022/2023
Yvert&Tellier Stamp Catalog for European Stamps Volume 5 – 2017 – from San Marino to Yugoslavia
Michel – UNO Special 2020
SBK – Stamp Catalogue UNO Geneva 2022
AFA – Western Europe 2022 – Vol. I+II+III – Stamp Catalogues
Briefmarken Katalog UNO  Genf 2019
Philex Vereinte Nationen 2016
Stanley Gibbons Austria & Hungary Stamp Catalogue – 8th Edition
Austria Netto Katalog (ANK) – Austria Standard Stamp Catalogue 2021
Stanley Gibbons Western Europe Simplified Stamp Catalogue – 2nd Edition
Stanley Gibbons United States of America Stamp Catalogue – 8th Edition
Stanley Gibbons United Nations Stamp Catalogue – 1st Edition
2020 US/BNA Postage Stamp Catalog

United Nations Stamp Auctions/Marketplaces



United Nations Online Stamp Catalogues

Michel (German/English) – Most complete online stamp catalogue with actual prices (subscription required)

Colnect (all language) – Colnect (premium) has auto-matching, best matches and an extensive free stamp catalogs

Stamp Programs (English) – New United Nations stamp with extensive descriptions

UN Stamps (English) – United Nations stamps

UNPA Latest stamp releases

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  • United Nations – Crypto Stamps (Series II)United Nations – Crypto Stamps (Series II)October 3, 2022Launched in 2020, this is the second in a series of United Nations Crypto Stamps issued by UNPA. The stamps in this series feature symbols of peace and the word “peace” in six languages. The stamps, which were developed in conjunction with the United Nations Office of Information and Communications Technology connect a new generation of United Nations stamps with blockchain technology. Each stamp carries a unique secret code hidden behind a scratch-off area. There are seven variations of the peace design that may be obtained (including a limited-edition variation) when the digital stamps are claimed online. To learn more about how United Nations Crypto Stamps work and how to activate and redeem them online, please visit crypto.unstamps.org Date of issue:              18 November 2022 Designer:                   Sergio Baradat (United Nations) Denominations:         $4.50, CHF 3,80, € 3,65 Stamp size:                 25 mm x 35 mm Sheet size:                  84 mm x 55 mm Format:                      Mini-sheets of one stamp Printer:                       Royal Joh Enschedé (The Netherlands) Process:                      Hexachrome plus foil Quantities:                 $4.50              30,000                                    CHF 3,80         30.000                                    € 3,65              30.000 [...]
  • United Nations – The Great Spa Towns of EuropeUnited Nations – The Great Spa Towns of EuropeAugust 20, 20222022 Word Heritage – The Great Spa Towns of Europe Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. This is embodied in an international treaty called the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, adopted by UNESCO in 1972.  The Great Spa Towns of Europe is a World Heritage Site comprising 11 famous historic spa towns and cities in seven countries. Together, they make one “property” inscribed on the World Heritage List on 24 July 2021 as a transnational series. The Great Spas, in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom represent a unique cultural phenomenon which reached its height in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as well as a particular urban type and form. As a World Heritage Site, it has been given global recognition as a phenomenon which helped to shape Europe. 60¢ – Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic Karlovy Vary is known as the largest open-air salon of Europe, and has hosted royal families, European heads of state, aristocracy and prominent artists. It is distinguished by a geyser-like spring phenomenon and unique composition of thermal water, innovative methods in balneology (the study of therapeutic bathing and medicinal springs), and a prolific and outstanding architectural spa ensemble. The spa quarter follows the numerous hot springs that emerge in the Teplá (Warm) River valley and displays rich historicist and art nouveau styles of architecture. The surrounding spa landscape is characterized by terraced valley sides, extravagant villas, promenades and pathways, and solitary lookout buildings. Nowhere today is the “drinking cure” more evident than in the numerous beautiful colonnades, where thousands of daily visitors may be seen drinking from traditionally shaped porcelain cups. $1.40 – Montecatini Terme Italy Montecatini Terme, with its early distinguished role in the recognition of the medical properties of mineral water, is an important representation in a country rich in thermal springs. Attracting important intellectuals and artists, such as Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini and Ruggero Leoncavallo, the town is an ambitious revival project that transformed a late-eighteenthcentury garden spa into a landscape spa. Monumental spa architecture, centred on four main springs, can be found among an oasis of gardens, formal parkland and promenades. Greenery continues in a swathe of pine trees and terraced olive groves that, together with the historic funicular railway, ascend steep slopes crowned by Montecatini Alto – also the focal point of the central boulevard. With its eclectic spa architecture reinterpreted in Tuscan style, Montecatini Terme continues to serve as a centre for balneological treatment. CHF 1,10 – SPA Belgium Spa, Pearl of the Belgian Ardennes, played an important role, as early as the seventeenth century, in the recognition of the medical properties of mineral water. Its carbonated waters were ideally suited to drinking and have been widely distributed across Europe ever since, leading to the introduction of the name “spa” in the English vocabulary. Since the early eighteenth century, Spa’s many springs, located on a wooded hillside south of the town were used for both crenotherapy (a branch of balneology in which mineral waters are used as a therapeutic internal cure by ingestion) and physical activity, with a network of walks linking the various springs and connecting them to the town. Spa became internationally renowned as the Café of Europe, and a pioneer of gaming. From the second half of the nineteenth century, it was transformed into a modern spa resort with French classicist architecture. Today, thermal tradition and know-how is sustained by the addition of a new thermal centre overlooking the town. CHF 1,50 – Vichy, France Vichy, Queen of Spas, and France, greatly contributed to the creation of nineteenth-century European spa culture. It is the most prestigious and well-known French spa town, the model spa. Situated on a flat plain beside the River Allier, it combines Parisian urban principles with a spa promenade inside the city. Napoleon III encouraged the building of a new spa town laid out with parks and boulevards, a cosmopolitan Little Paris of grand bath complexes, pump rooms connected by covered promenades, casino and theatre, hotels and villas. The success of Vichy resumed after difficult times in the Second World War, and bottled water, reine des villes d’eaux, continued to be exported in large quantities worldwide. This further provides the basis for trademark cosmetics and skincare products of the Vichy Laboratories, the leading skincare brand in European continental pharmacies. € 1,00 – Baden-Baden, Germany Baden-Baden, known as the summer capital of Europe, was patronized by the ruling and cultural elite of nineteenth-century continental Europe. Situated on the western edge of the Black Forest, it became one of Europe’s largest and most fashionable spas with an unbroken tradition of using mineral water for healing from antiquity to the present. Reflected by the separate spa quarter, newly developed across the River Oos from the old town, it was here, in the Kurhaus and Casino, that Baden-Baden acquired a worldwide reputation as the supreme example of the German gaming spa. It was also a place of inspiration for major artists and works of universal significance. Today, balneological treatments and bathing continue with great popularity in both historic and new thermal establishments, while an outstanding tradition of music and theatre is vibrantly sustained. € 1,80 – Baden bei Wien, Austria Baden bei Wien is just 30 kilometres from Vienna, the historic seat of one of the world’s greatest imperial dynasties – the Habsburgs. Baden was one of their favourite summer resorts, known as a spa of emperors and a magnet for high-level politics. The town combines the classicist architecture of the beginning of the nineteenth century with the architecture and infrastructures of the turn of the twentieth century, when Baden became a world class spa resort. The spa district is centred on the spa garden that contains the Kurhaus, Trinkhalle, Sommerarena and music pavilion. The therapeutic and recreational spa landscape extends into a scenic terrain of hills and a valley that contain a distinguished belt of villas and parks. Musical heritage of outstanding universal significance is linked to one of the favourite workplaces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven and Johann Strauss. Date of Issue:               9 September 2022 Designer:                     Rorie Katz Printer:                        Cartor Security Printing (France) Process:                       Offset Lithography Perforation:                 14.5 x 14.25 Stamp size:                  50mm x 35mm Stamps per sheet:        20 Quantities: Stamps 60¢                  4,500 sheets (90,000 stamps) $1.40               4,500 sheets (90,000 stamps) CHF 1.10          3,500 sheets (70,000 stamps) CHF 1.50          3,500 sheets (70,000 stamps) € 1,00               3,500 sheets (70,000 stamps) € 1,80               3,500 sheets (70,000 stamps) Prestige booklets New York         6,000 booklets Geneva            6,000 booklets Vienna             7,000 booklets Source:            UNESCO [...]
  • United Nations – World Humanitarian DayUnited Nations – World Humanitarian DayJuly 15, 2022On 19 August 2003, a bomb attack on the United Nations office in Baghdad, Iraq, killed 22 humanitarian aid workers. Five years later, the General Assembly adopted a resolution designating 19 August as World Humanitarian Day to express solidarity with people affected by conflicts or natural disasters and pay tribute to the humanitarian workers who help them. Each year, World Humanitarian Day brings together partners from across the humanitarian system to raise public awareness of humanitarian work; to advocate for the survival, well-being and dignity of people affected by crises; and to call for the safety and security of aid workers. This year, on 19 August, UNPA will issue three stamp sheets for World Humanitarian Day, featuring beautiful artwork by award-winning illustrator Olga Shtonda from Kharkiv, Ukraine, to raise awareness and funding for humanitarian action. A surcharge will be added to the stamps, which will go directly to the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to help people in need. Managed by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), donating to CERF is one of the fastest ways to get urgent aid to the world’s most vulnerable people whenever and wherever crises hit. From Ukraine to Yemen and beyond, CERF funding reaches millions of people trapped in disasters and conflict, allowing humanitarian partners to save lives by providing urgently needed food, water, health care and much more. Find out more about World Humanitarian Day at https://about.worldhumanitarianday.org Donate to CERF: https://crisisrelief.un.org/cerf. Humanitarian day fullsheets2 Humanitarian day fullsheets3 ABOUT THE ARTIST Olga Shtonda is an illustrator and artist from Ukraine. She studied Graphic Arts at Kharkiv Design and Arts Academy (2009ª2015), where she fell in love with printmaking techniques and textures, which greatly influenced her style. Olga has received awards at many international illustration competitions. In 2019 she won the Ars in Fabula Grant Award and it gave her the opportunity to study in Italy and get the master’s degree in editorial illustration. She is constantly learning and loves to apply her knowledge of illustration in a wider range of fields, for example, animation. Her illustrations adorned children’s books, book covers, board games, music posters, etc. Olga enjoys working with textures and vibrant colours, but most of all she appreciates humor in her illustrations. In between illustrating, she loves traveling, riding her bicycle and observing people. It always helps Olga to collect materials, stories and ideas as inspiration for her next artworks. Her works are highly inspired by humans and nature. They are fun and cheerful because she likes to make people smile. [...]
  • United Nations – World Chess DayUnited Nations – World Chess DayJune 10, 2022World Chess Day is celebrated annually on 20 July. The General Assembly proclaimed this day to mark the date of the establishment of the International Chess Federation in Paris in 1924. The United Nations recognizes that sport, the arts, and physical activity have the power to change perceptions, prejudices and behaviours, as well as to inspire people, break down racial and political barriers, combat discrimination and defuse conflict, thus contributing to the promotion of education, sustainable development, peace, cooperation, solidarity, social inclusion and health at the local, regional and international levels. Chess is an ancient, intellectual, and cultural game, and it encompasses elements of sport, science, and art. As an affordable and inclusive activity, it can be played anywhere and by all, across the barriers of language, age, gender, physical ability or social status. Chess is a global game that promotes fairness, inclusion, and mutual respect, and it can contribute to an atmosphere of tolerance and understanding among peoples and nations. The UNPA celebrates World Chess Day on 20 July 2022 with a special event sheet of 10 stamps, issued for the Vienna office in the denomination of € 1,00. Special event sheet specifications: Stamp size: 40.6 mm x 29.8 mm Tab size: 26.6 mm x 29.8 mm Sheet size: 279.4 mm x 215.9 mm This special event sheet may be personalized with a photograph replacing the United Nations emblem. Customers are invited to visit the UNPA stamp shops in New York, Geneva or Vienna, or upload their photographs to the UNPA website: unstamps.org [...]
  • United Nations – World Bicycle Day stampsUnited Nations – World Bicycle Day stampsJune 1, 2022World Bicycle Day, designated by the UN General Assembly and celebrated annually on 3 June, draws attention to the benefits of using the bicycle — a simple, affordable, clean, and environmentally sustainable means of transportation. The bicycle contributes to cleaner air, lessens congestion, and makes education, health care, and other social services more accessible to the most vulnerable populations. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), safe infrastructure for walking and cycling is also a pathway for achieving greater health equity. For the poorest urban populations who often cannot afford private vehicles, walking and cycling can provide a mean of transportation while reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, diabetes, and even death. Therefore, walking and cycling are not only healthier; they are also more equitable and cost-effective. A sustainable transport system that promotes economic growth and reduces inequalities while bolstering the fight against climate change is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The UN Postal Administration celebrates World Bicycle Day on 3 June 2022 with a special event sheet of ten stamps in the denominations of CHF 1,50. Special Event Sheet Specifications: Stamp size:  40.6 mm x 29.8 mmTab size:      26.6 mm x 29.8 mmSheet size:   279.4 mm x 215.9 mm This special event sheet may be personalized with a photograph replacing the United Nations logo. Customers are invited to visit the UNPA stamp shops in New York, Geneva or Vienna, or upload their photographs to the UNPA website: unstamps.org [...]