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22 April 2020

Earth Day

United Nations: International Mother Earth Day/International Year of Plant Health, 22 April 2020. Images from United Nations Postal Administration.

Please note that the delivery of orders for the Earth Day 2020 stamp issue will be delayed as the printer (La Poste, France) informed UNPA that their factories are temporarily shut down due to the COVID-19 situation until at least mid-May. We appreciate your understanding.

Technical Specifications (New York 55¢):

Date of issue: 22 April 2020
Designer: Rorie Katz (United Nations)
Artist: Zaria Forman (USA)
Denomination: US$ 0.55
Stamp size: 30 mm x 40 mm
Sheet size: 170 mm x 40 mm
Issue format: 6 mini-sheets
Stamps per sheet: 10
Printer: La Poste (France)
Process: Offset plus hexachrome
Perforation: 13 x 13
Quantity: 11,000 sheets

Zaria Forman documents climate change with pastel drawings. She travels to remote regions of the world to collect images and inspiration for her work, which is exhibited worldwide. She flew with NASA on several Operation Ice Bridge missions over both poles. Zaria’s large-scale drawings explore moments of transition, turbulence and tranquility in landscapes at the forefront of climate change, allowing viewers to connect emotionally with places they may never have the chance to visit. By conveying the beauty of vulnerable places, she hopes to inspire viewers to help preserve them.

Stamp image depicts Linblad Cove, Antarctica | soft pastel on paper | Zaria Forman

Technical Specifications (New York $1.20):

Date of issue: 22 April 2020
Designer: Rorie Katz (United Nations)
Artist: Courtney Mattison (USA)
Denomination: US$ 1.20
Stamp size: 30 mm x 40 mm
Sheet size: 170 mm x 40 mm
Issue format: 6 mini-sheets
Stamps per sheet: 10
Printer: La Poste (France)
Process: Offset plus hexachrome
Perforation: 13 x 13
Quantity: 11,000 sheets

Coral reefs are so threatened by greenhouse gas emissions, pollution and overfishing that scientists agree that they may cease to function as ecological cradles of marine life by the end of this century. As a ceramic sculptor with a background in coral reef conservation biology, I believe art impacts our emotions and can move us to value the blue planet we live on in ways that scientific data often cannot. We protect what we care about, and we care about what we know and understand. Art can bring the beauty and peril of coral reefs above the surface and into view and can inspire us to protect the ocean.

Our Changing Seas IV | Glazed stoneware and porcelain | Courtney Mattison

Technical Specifications (Geneva CHF 1,00):

Date of issue: 22 April 2020
Designer: Rorie Katz (United Nations)
Artist: Mathilde Roussel (France)
Denomination: CHF 1,00
Stamp size: 30 mm x 40 mm
Sheet size: 170 mm x 40 mm
Issue format: 6 mini-sheets
Stamps per sheet: 10
Printer: La Poste (France)
Process: Offset plus hexachrome
Perforation: 13 x 13
Quantity: 8,000 sheets

Technical Specifications (Geneva CHF 2,00):

Date of issue: 22 April 2020
Designer: Rorie Katz (United Nations)
Artist: Benjamin Von Wong (Canada)
Denomination: CHF 2,00
Stamp size: 30 mm x 40 mm
Sheet size: 170 mm x 40 mm
Issue format: 6 mini-sheets
Stamps per sheet: 10
Printer: La Poste (France)
Process: Offset plus hexachrome
Perforation: 13 x 13
Quantity: 8,000 sheets

Technical Specifications (Vienna €0,85):

Date of issue: 22 April 2020
Designer: Rorie Katz (United Nations)
Artist: Paul Villinski (USA)
Denomination: €0,85
Stamp size: 30 mm x 40 mm
Sheet size: 170 mm x 40 mm
Issue format: 6 mini-sheets
Stamps per sheet: 10
Printer: La Poste (France)
Process: Offset plus hexachrome
Perforation: 13 x 13
Quantity: 9,000 sheets

Technical Specifications (Vienna €1,35):

Date of issue: 22 April 2020
Designer: Rorie Katz (United Nations)
Artist: Nicole Dextras (Canada)
Denomination: 1,35
Stamp size: 30 mm x 40 mm
Sheet size: 170 mm x 40 mm
Issue format: 6 mini-sheets
Stamps per sheet: 10
Printer: La Poste (France)
Process: Offset plus hexachrome
Perforation: 13 x 13
Quantity: 9,000 sheets

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