1959 UNESCO Issue

Issued to publicize the opening of the UNESCO building which opened in Paris on November 3, 1958. The acronym UNESCO stands for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. UNESCO is responsible for coordinating international cooperation in education, science, culture and communication.

Regular issue: 384

Air mail stamp: C121, Full sheet

Souvenir sheet: C121a


Issue date May 11, 1959
Printing method Lithographed
Printer E. A. Wright Bank Note Company
Paper Unwatermarked
Perforation 11½, 12
Sheet size 5x5
Subjects 25c - Symbols of UNESCO; 25c air mail - UNESCO building in Paris

Further reading

Paris Headquarters - UNESCO
Wikipedia entry for UNESCO

See also

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