(#69-70 Released March 30, 1959 - current value $.0.20) - Although the United
Nations did not release any stamps commemorating the 1964-65 New
York World's Fair, they did issue two related stamps in 1959.
These stamps pictured the UN's first home in the United States,
which was located in Flushing Meadow from 1946 until 1950. The
General Assembly was housed in the 1939-40 and 1964-65 New York
World's Fair "New York City Building." The building
is prominently featured in a three-quarters view on the stamp.
These two issues are not included in the World's Fair stamp totals.
the only World's Fair ever used as a topic for a United Nations
stamp was Expo '67 in Montreal, Canada. That series of five stamps
(#170-174) was issued in Canadian currency and was to be used
expressly for outgoing postage at that fair's UN Pavilion. The
United Nations has honored no fairs before or since that time
during the organization's 57 years of existence!
UN did sell a mailable, souvenir folder at the 1964-65 New York
World's Fair containing a small selection of United Nations commemorative
U546 Released April 22, 1964 - current value $3.00) - The United States had
two postal issues. The first was an individual stamp in teal green
showing the "Rocket Thrower", Unisphere, and the Court
Of The Astronauts. The second offering was an embossed 6-1/2 inch
by 3-3/4 inch envelope with a stylized Unisphere.
Released November 21,1964 - current value $.35) - A distantly related
US stamp is #1258 which celebrates the opening of the Verrazano-Narrows
Bridge, one of Robert Moses highway infrastructure achievements
timed to coincide with the opening of the New York World's Fair
in 1964. At the time of issue, the suspended 4260-foot (1.3-Kilometer)
center span was the longest in the world. This stamp is not included
in the world's fair stamp totals.
Released September 11, 1968 - current value $.60) - Another somewhat related
issue, this time honoring the man whose company provided FOUR
attractions to the New York World's Fair, Ford Motor Company's
"Magic Skyway", Illinois' "Meet Mr. Lincoln",
General Electric's "Carousel of Progress", and Pepsi-Cola's
"It's A Small World."
this stamp Walt Disney is surrounded by characters reminiscent
of the Pepsi-Cola / UNICEF hit attraction, "It's A Small
World." Walt Disney had passed away on December 15, 1966,
but the stamp was issued less than two years after his death,
contrary to USPS regulations. A special exception was made for
the Walt Disney stamp that waived the 10-year rule. The only other
American so honored was President John F. Kennedy. This stamp
was not printed by the U.S Government's Bureau Of Engraving And
Printing, but rather a private firm, the Achrovure Division of
Union Camp, Inc. Though not included in the world's fair stamp
totals, this was a positive "9/11" occasion I would
like to think!
Released April 22, 1964 - current value $3.00) - Four issues. Two of
these display Pope Paul VI, and the other two commemorate the
loan of the Pieta to the New York World's Fair.
not official postal items, the Vatican sold a series of three
souvenir cards printed with past Vatican-issued stamps honoring
religious events, famous figures, works of art, and people. These
cards are serial numbered on the reverse; "A 3321",
B 3321", and C 3321", respectfully. If someone knows
how many total sets were issued, please drop me message; Thanks!
Released August 31, 1965 - current value $1.00) - A single, very colorful
airmail issue with an image of the Venezuelan Pavilion set against
(#6410-6416 Released May 5, 1964 - current value $3.00) - A series of seven stamps
each displaying a scene from New York City at the left, and a
scene from Yemen on the right. The first five are domestic use
values, and the last two are for airmail postage.
Released May 5, 1964 - current value $3.00) - A souvenir sheet incorporating the highest
valued airmail stamp.
Released October, 1966 - current value $3.00) - The YAR recycled these
issues to commemorate the opening of the SANA'A airport in 1966.
Stamp #6668 and souvenir sheet #6674 are illustrated below showing
the overprint on the stamp image (#6668) and along the borders
of #6674. Compare these with items #6411 and #6417, above.
#188b-190b Released October 4, 1965 - current value $12.00) - These stamps were created
to celebrate both the New York World's Fair and the Pope Paul
VI visit to New York City in October of 1965. Imperforate tete-beche
(French for "head to tail.'' Two or more unsevered stamps,
one of which is inverted in relation to the other) were issued
in addition to the perforated stamps. These Yemen Kingdom stamps
are not officially recognized by the Scott's Standard Stamp Catalog,
but are listed in both the German "Michel", and British
"Stanley Gibbons" catalogs.
Bloc26 October 4, 1965 - current value $21.00) - This detailed souvenir
sheet was also issued to honor the Pope's visit to the United
States, the United Nations, and the New York World's Fair. The
background depicts the skyline of New York City at left with a
map of the Kingdom of Yemen on the right. The three small panes
at the upper left illustrate the United Nations Building in New
York City, Pope Paul VI, and the Vatican Pavilion at the World's