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Catalogue: Prepaid Envelopes 2004
130th Anniversary of the Universal Postal Union (UPU)

130th Anniversary of the Universal Postal Union (UPU)
Wikipedia: 130th Anniversary of the Universal Postal Union (UPU)

The Universal Postal Union (UPU, French: Union postale universelle) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that coordinates postal policies among member nations, in addition to the worldwide postal system. The UPU contains four bodies consisting of the Congress, the Council of Administration (CA), the Postal Operations Council (POC) and the International Bureau (IB). It also oversees two cooperatives including the Telematics and EMS Cooperatives respectively. Each member agrees to the same terms for conducting international postal duties. The UPU’s headquarters are located in Bern, Switzerland.  Read more..

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Original Date of Issue Original Date of Issue: October 9, 2004 Theme Theme: International Organizations
Michel Catalogue Nos. Michel Catalogue Nos.: U163 Designer Designer: Iurie Derenji
MoldovaStamps Catalogue Nos. MoldovaStamps Catalogue Nos.: U162 Printer Printer: Tipografia Centrală, Chişinău
Posta Moldovei Catalogue Nos. Posta Moldovei Catalogue Nos.: PMF 46 Category Category: Envelopes
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Prepaid Envelopes for this Issue

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Stamp: Monumental Sculpture at the UPU Offices in Berne, Switzerland. Sculptor: Rene de Saint Marceau
Envelope: Emblem of the Universal Postal Union (UPU)
VALID: Official Issue of the Post Office (Entered Into Postal Circulation)
Michel Catalogue No. U163 Prepaid Stamp Face Value 2.00 Lei
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. U162 Tariff Stamp Face Value 0.00 Lei
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. PMF 46 Total Face Value 2.00 Lei
Includes an Inflation Tariff Stamp NO Euro Value (Mint) 2.50
True Date of Issue 09/10/2004 Euro Value (Used) 2.00
Philatelic Status VALID: Official Issue of the Post Office (Entered Into Postal Circulation)

First Day Covers (FDCs) for this Issue

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№ U162 FDC - 130th Anniversary of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) 2004

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Cachet: Emblem of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant)
Michel Catalogue No. ? Euro Value (Unaddressed) 6.00
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. U162 FDC Euro Value (Addressed) 5.50
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. ?  
Philatelic Status VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant)

Maximum Cards Related to this Issue

According to a declaration by the Ministry for Information Technology and Communications of the Republic of Moldova, it is not permitted to cut stamps from items of prepaid postal stationery, and to use those stamps for the creation of maximum cards.
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First Day Cancellations (Postmarks) for this Issue

№ CFU162 - 130th Anniversary of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) 2004

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Michel Catalogue No. ?    
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. CFU162    
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. SPZP 44    
Philatelic Status VALID: Official Issue of the Post Office (Entered Into Postal Circulation)

 

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