50th Anniversary of the United Nations

The United Nations was set up at the close of World War II to engender harmony and understanding among the countries of the world.

Issue information

The organisation has played a leading role in world affairs since it began. At political flashpoints all over the globe, wherever there has been poverty or extreme need, the United Nations has been there.

This commemorative stamp was released to celebrate 50 years of the United Nations.

Product Listing for 50th Anniversary of the United Nations

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Image Title Description Price
Single Stamp

Single $1.80 'New Zealand Commemorative United Nations' gummed stamp.

The stamp depicted flags of the United Nations with a dove of peace, along with the words '50 years of United Nations'.

$1.80
First Day Cover First day cover with stamp affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $2.05

Technical information

Date of issue: 4 October 1995
Stamp and first day cover designed by: Stephen Fuller, Wellington, NZ
Number of stamps: One
Denominations: $1.80
Printer and process: Leigh-Mardon, Australia, by lithography
Stamp size and format: 25mm x 50mm (vertical)
Number of stamps per sheet: 50 
Perforation gauge: 14.67 x 14.8
Paper type: CPL coated paper
Period of sale: This stamp remained on sale until 4 October 1996.