Barbuda : 40th Anniversary of the United Nations


Issue date: 12/08/1986



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

BARBUDA MAIL overprint.


Stamp with upper margin.

Background: The Antigua and Barbuda stamp, issued on 18/11/1985 (see at: Antigua and Barbuda : 40th Anniversary of the United Nations), was overprinted with BARBUDA MAIL.

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.

IGPC currently serves as the philatelic agency for more than 70 nations.