STAMP ISSUES RELATED TO ICAO (1984-1985)

 

Antigua and Barbuda : 40th Anniversary of the United Nations

 

Issue date: 18/11/1985

 

 

Aviation Pioneer Charles Lindbergh (1902‑1974); United Nations New York stamp issued on 12/06/1978 (25c, Safety in the air).

 

Background: In 1985, a five-nation (Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, Grenada Grenadines, Sierra Leone) omnibus series (i.e. multination stamp series sharing a common design or a common theme but the designs vary) was arranged by the Inter-Governmental Philatelic Corporation of New York City (IGPC). Each postal administration released three stamps and a souvenir sheet to mark the 40th anniversary of the United Nations. The stamps featured a common format of portraits of famous personalities whose contributions have enriched the lives of people around the world. Also, each stamp was highlighted by the reproduction of earlier stamps issued by the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA), emphasizing some of the many activities carried out by the United Nations.