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Thursday, April 9, 2015

United Nations 2015 Stamp Issue
World Poetry Day
















:: UNITED NATIONS
 :: THEME: World Poetry Day
  :: NOMINAL VALUE: 0.49$, 1.20$, 0.68, 0.80€, 1CHF, 1.40CHF
   :: ISSUE DATE: 20 March 2015
    :: STAMP DESIGN: Sergio Baradat 



United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) 6 stamp sheets issue to commemorate World Poetry Day. A decision to proclaim 21 March as World Poetry Day was adopted during UNESCO’s 30th session held in Paris in 1999.

In celebrating World Poetry Day, UNESCO recognizes the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human mind. One of the main objectives of the Day is to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to offer endangered languages the opportunity to be heard within their communities.

The observance of World Poetry Day is also meant to encourage a return to the oral tradition of poetry recitals, to promote the teaching of poetry, to restore a dialogue between poetry and the other arts such as theatre, dance, music and painting, and to support small publishers and create an attractive image of poetry in the media, so that the art of poetry will no longer be considered an outdated form of art, but one which enables society as a whole to regain and assert its identity.

Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, share the same questions and feelings.

Poetry is the mainstay of oral tradition and, over centuries, can communicate the innermost values of diverse cultures.







“Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower; We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind; In the primal sympathy. Which having been must ever be…”

— William Wordsworth




You are not just a drop in the ocean
You are the mighty ocean in the drop.

— Rumi



It was at the dawn of spring, in the shadow of the birch-trees, that you dropped your gaze before me with a smile…

— Count Alekséy Tolstoy



“When your beauty struck me, it dissolved me. Deep down, I am not different from you. I dreamed you, I wished for your existence. I see in you that part of me which is you. I surrender my sincerity because if I love you it means we share the same fantasies, we share the same madness.”

— Anaïs Nin




Beside my bed a pool of light – Is it hoarfrost on the ground? I lift my eyes and see the moon, I bend my head and think of home.

— Li Bai







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WORLD POETRY DAY

NEW YORK - US$ 0.49 MINI-SHEET
UNPA PRODUCT # 3104319
UNPA PRICE: $2.94






NEW YORK - US$ 1.20 MINI-SHEET
UNPA PRODUCT # 3104320
UNPA PRICE: $7.20







VIENNA € 0.68 MINI-SHEET
UNPA PRODUCT # 7104323
UNPA PRICE: $4.58






VIENNA € 0.80 MINI-SHEET
UNPA PRODUCT # 7104324
UNPA PRICE: $5.39






GENEVE CHF 1.00 MINI-SHEET
UNPA PRODUCT # 5104321
UNPA PRICE: $6.29







GENEVE CHF 1.40 MINI-SHEET
UNPA PRODUCT # 5104322
UNPA PRICE: $8.81









NEW YORK FIRST DAY COVER (FDC) JUMBO
UNPA PRODUCT # 4164319
UNPA PRICE: $11.94






GENEVE FIRST DAY COVER (FDC) JUMBO
UNPA PRODUCT # 6164321
UNPA PRICE: $16.89







VIENNAFIRST DAY COVER (FDC) JUMBO
UNPA PRODUCT # 8164323
UNPA PRICE: $11.76






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