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Announcments
  • June 17, 2017

    Added Greg Galletti's exhibit: The United Nations General Assembly Issues of France - 1948 .

  • June 11, 2017

    Added a "Member Want Ad" for Dennis Smith. Please see the full ad on the Member Want Ads page.

  • May 30, 2017

    Members Auction #46 is available.

  • May 7, 2017

    Journal, Volume 41, Number 3, June 2017, Whole Number 238 is available to members (password required).

  • April 19, 2017

    Members Auction #45 is available.

  • March 23, 2017

    Journal, Volume 41, Number 2, April 2017, Whole Number 237 is available to members (password required).

  • February 19, 2017

    Added a "Member Want Ad" for Ron Klimley looking for Caravan and United Nations at World's Fairs. Please see the full ad on the Member Want Ads page.

  • February 3, 2017

    Scanned and added Journals 35-4, 35-5, 35-6, 36-3, 36-4, 36-5, 36-6 to the Journals Archive page.

  • January 22, 2017

    Journal, Volume 41, Number 1, February 2017, Whole Number 236 is available to members (password required).

  • January 19, 2017

    Members Auction #44 is available.

  • November 21, 2016

    Updated the Index to be the Journal Index for Volumes 1-40 .

  • Ocotber 31, 2016

    Journal, Volume 40, Number 6, December 2016, Whole Number 235 is available to members (password required).

  • September 29, 2016

    Members Auction #43 is available.

  • September 26, 2016

    Journal, Volume 40, Number 5, October 2016, Whole Number 234 is available to members (password required).

  • July 13, 2016

    Members Auction #42 is available.

  • July 5, 2016

    Journal, Volume 40, Number 4, August 2016, Whole Number 233 is available to members (password required).

  • June 13, 2016

    Added new exhibits from Greg Galletti to the Exhibits page.

  • May 17, 2016

    Public Auction #1 is available.

  • May 17, 2016

    Journal, Volume 40, Number 3, June 2016, Whole Number 232 is available to members (password required).

  • April 5, 2016

    Members Auction #41 is available.

  • March 28, 2016

    UNPI members (and others) going to the Buffet Lunch at Delegates Dining Hall and Guided Tour of UN Headquarters ($50 per person (excludes drink and gratuity)). Lunch at 11:30, tour 1:00 PM-2:00 PM. Tuesday, May 31st. Please see the United Nations Tour Options. Email Blanton Clement, Jr. at bclemjr@yahoo.com and let him know that you want to go. We will let them know we are a large group.

  • March 17, 2016

    Vote Online in the 2016 Election.

  • March 17, 2016

    Journal, Volume 40, Number 2, April 2016, Whole Number 231 is available to members (password required).

  • March 15, 2016

    Members Auction #40 is closed and results posted.

  • February 3, 2016

    Added new exhibit from Kenneth Grant to the Exhibits page.

  • February 2, 2016

    Added exhibits from Larry Fillion, Fran Adams, Greg Galletti, and Blanton Clement Jr. to the Exhibits page.

  • January 22, 2016

    United Nations Postal Administration will be holding a First Day of Issue Ceremony for the new "International Dance" stamps at 1:00 pm on Friday, April 29, at WESTPEX 2016. In addition, the United Nations Postal Administration will be having a booth at WESTPEX 2016 hosted by Mr. Michael H. Cohene, Official United Nations Postal Administration Representative.

  • January 21, 2016

    Members Auction #40 is available.

  • January 18, 2016

    Journal, Volume 40, Number 1, February 2016, Whole Number 230 is available to members (password required).

  • November 5, 2015

    Journal, Volume 39, Number 6, December 2015, Whole Number 229 is available to members (password required).

  • September 29, 2015

    Members Auction #39 is available.

  • September 29, 2015

    Journal, Volume 39, Number 5, October 2015, Whole Number 228 is available to members (password required).

  • August 10, 2015

    Members Auction #38 is available.

  • July 31, 2015

    Journal, Volume 39, Number 4, August 2015, Whole Number 227 is available to members (password required).

  • June 2, 2015

    Members Auction #37 is available.

  • May 31, 2015

    Pictures from Riverside 2015 uploaded.

  • May 21, 2015

    The Arleigh Gaines Collection will be sold through a German auction house: Auktionshaus Christoph Gaertner the sale is scheduled for Monday, June 15 at 2:00pm!

  • May 17, 2015

    Journal, Volume 39, Number 3, June 2015, Whole Number 226 is available to members (password required).

  • April 14, 2015

    Gaines Reference Collection to be Auctioned.

  • March 20, 2015

    Members Auction #36 is available.

  • March 17, 2015

    Journal, Volume 39, Number 2, April 2015, Whole Number 225 is available to members (password required).

  • February 10, 2015

    Members Auction #35 is available.

  • January 19, 2015

    Added Tony Dewey's exhibit: The United Nations First Issue 1¢ Stamp and Its First Day - Solo Use .

  • December 31, 2014

    Journal, Volume 39, Number 1, February 2015, Whole Number 224 is available to members (password required).

  • December 15, 2014

    Members Auction #34 is closed.

  • December 1, 2014

    Members Auction #34 is available.

  • October 28, 2014

    Journal, Volume 38, Number 6, December 2014, Whole Number 223 is available to members (password required).

  • October 17, 2014

    Added Fran Adams' exhibit: Toward United Nations.

  • October 16, 2014

    Added Fran Adams' exhibit: The Charter of the United Nations.

  • October 16, 2014

    Howard Wunderlich named UNPI Secretary. We welcome Howard as part of the UNPI team.

  • October 15, 2014

    Added Fran Adams' exhibit: The Atlantic Charter - Roosevelt and Churchill at Placentia Bay, 1941.

  • October 06, 2014

    Journal, Volume 38, Number 5, October 2014, Whole Number 222 is available to members (password required).

  • October 3, 2014

    Members Auction #33 is available.

  • August 15, 2014

    Added Dick Powers' exhibit: United Nations First Issue.

  • August 12, 2014

    Members Auction #32 is available.

  • August 30, 2014

    Journal, Volume 38, Number 4, August 2014, Whole Number 221 is available to members (password required).

  • July 10, 2014

    We are sorry to give you the sad news that Dick Powers, our Editor for much of the past quarter century, passed away in mid June. Dick never really recovered from a heart attack he suffered last fall, and had another, fatal, attack. Remembrances of Dick will appear in the August Journal, which might be a little late. The club officers are coping with the situation as best we can. Clem Clement will assume the Editorship. We are seeking a volunteer to take over the Secretary position from Clem. If you might be interested, contact Clem at bclemjr@yahoo.com for a description of the Secretary's duties.

  • June 12, 2014

    The UN Philatelic Agency issued six definitive stamps that explore abstractions of architectural and iconic details from the Secretariat Building and General Assembly in New York; the Palais des Nations in Geneva; and the UN Office in Vienna. Three pieces of postal stationery, revalued to meet the USPS postage rate increases for domestic and international mail, were also released. An autograph session with Sergio Baradat and Rorie Katz, designers of UN stamps and stationery, and UNPI's Greg Galletti followed. Please see the FDC Ceremony Pictures (photographs taken by Mark G. Taylor).

  • April 30, 2014

    UNPI to meet at the National Topical Stamp Show (NTSS). There will be a general meeting on June 28, from 1-2:30pm in the 'Gatwick A' room.

  • March 31, 2014

    Members Auction #31 is available.

  • March 24, 2014

    Journal, Volume 38, Number 2, April 2014, Whole Number 219 is available to members (password required).

  • March 11, 2014

    The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) will pre-launch the 'lnternational Jazz Day' (Date of Issue: 30 April) at the WESTPEX show. There me three mini sheetlets of 12 stamps each - onesheet in US denomination, one sheet in Swiss francs and one sheet in Euros. Mr. Edward Hynes, UNPA senior staff member, will be attending the show. Please see the complete WESTPEX 2014 schedule.

  • February 8, 2014

    Members Auction #30 is available.

  • October 22, 2013

    In Members Auction #28, the MB of Lots 55-61 and 63 have been changed to 75% of the original MB, so that the Sales Price is now 67.5% of the original MB.

  • October 9, 2013

    Members Auction #29 is available.

  • September 9, 2013

    At the UNP Board Meeting held in Milwaukee, it was decided to change the UNP Dues Schedule. Effective immediately, any member with a valid e-mail address, from the US, Canada, or International, may choose to receive the Journal in Electronic format only, for annual dues of $18. Dues for Members who choose to receive a Printed Journal, with the option of also getting an Electronic copy, will be as follows: US, $28; Canada, $35; and International, $50. The largest factor in the large increases in Canadian and International dues is a very large increase in postage costs.

  • July 28, 2013 - Meetup at StampShow 2013 in Milwaukee - Saturday August 10, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    The United Nations Philatelist Inc. (UNPI) General Meeting will take place on Saturday August 10, 2013 at 1:00 PM in room 202D. The presentations will be projected on the big screen from my computer. The complete list of presenations are listed below.

    1:00Welcome and Introductions
    1:15 (Larry Fillion)The Two Common Emblems for the World Health Organization and Two Model Stamps for the "World United Against Malaria" Campaign
    1:30 (Mike Birrer)The Malaria Philatelists International Handbook: Emphasis on the More than A Dozen PDFs Focused on United Nations Stamps and Cancellations
    1:45 (Greg Galletti)FDCs of the 1962 United Nations Housing Issue
    2:00 (Blanton Clement, Jr.)Origin of the World Trade Organization - Havana Conference
    2:15 (Richard Powers)The League of Nations Mandates in the Levant Administered by France
    2:35Last Minute Contributions and/or Discussion of Previous Presentations


  • August 1, 2013

    Members Auction #28 is available.

  • April 16, 2013

    Members Auction #27 is available.

  • February 3rd, 2013

    The members of United Nations Philatelists are pleased to announce that beginning with the February 2013 (Volume 37-1) , the Journal of United Nations Philatelists (UNP) is being published in full color. The UNPI has posted the the PDF online: February 2013 (Volume 37-1) for all to view.

  • January 30, 2013

    UNPI Members send exhibits to ROPEX. With three exhibits at the show already, UNPI exhibit awards will be given out. If you go to the page above, there are links to the title pages and synopsis pages. Right now, the following exhibits will be there. You may want to go to the show to see these:
    • Larry Fillion, Single Frame, FDCs With 'The Big Six Of Malaria' Art Craft Cachet
    • Greg Galletti, 5 Frames, A special study of the formation of the United Nations organization before the completion of the UN Headquarters building and issuance of UN postage stamps.
    • Christopher Dahle, 4 Frames, A thematic exhibit on history and development of "International Bill of Rights" showing the full text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


  • February 1, 2013

    The UN Conference Catalog is now available on the website at UN Conference Catalog.

  • January 26, 2013

    Members Auction #26 is available.

  • August 15, 2012

    Members Auction #25 is available.

  • June 9, 2012

    Members Auction #24 is available.

  • February 7, 2012

    Members Auction #23 is available.

  • October 15, 2011

    Members Auction #22 is available.

  • June 9, 2011

    Pictures from NAPEX 2011 uploaded.

  • May 31, 2011

    Members Auction #21 is available.

  • March 28, 2011

    Members Auction #20 is available.

  • February 3rd, 2011

    Members Auction #19 is available.

  • December 31, 2010

    Members Auction #13 is now 80% of the original minimum bid.
    Members Auction #12 is now 70% of the original minimum bid.
    Members Auction #11 is now 70% of the original minimum bid.
    Members Auction #9 is now 60% of the original minimum bid.
  • October 13, 2010

    Members Auction #18 is available.

  • August 24, 2010

    UNP Journals and Literature for Sale to Members.

  • July 11, 2010

    Members Auction #17 is available.

  • April 30, 2010

    Catalog Of United Nations Postal Service Administration Personalized Sheets is available.

  • April 6, 2010

    Members Auction #16 is available.

  • October 8, 2009

    Members Auction #15 is available.

  • October 7, 2009

    Members, a few copies of the Journal (Volume 33, Number 5, October 2009, Whole Number 192) had some misprinted pages. If you have a defective Journal, please contact Jim Matyasovich for a replacement copy.

  • August 14, 2009 The UNPI will hold an informal meeting and presentation at Stamp Expo 400 In Albany, New York on Saturday, September 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in meeting room #2. The meeting will be hosted by UNPI president, Tony Dewey, who will be speaking about UNEO and WHO coil stamps. Members are invited to bring along UN and related material for "Show and Tell".

    The UNPI will also be participating in the UN First Day ceremony for the "Millennium Goals" project issue on Friday at 11:00 a.m. (check program for location & to verify time). Tony Dewey (UNPI President) will be a featured speaker.

    Stamp Expo 400 is the culmination of a year-long celebration of the quadricentennial observance of the exploration of New York. The stamp show will be held at the Empire State Plaza and is presented by the Federation of New York Philatelic Societies.

  • May 22, 2009

    Members Auction #14 is available.

  • April 21, 2009

    Auction #7 - fixed prices lowered from 60% to 50% of minimum bid.
    Auction #8 - fixed prices lowered from 70% to 60% of minimum bid.
    Auction #9 - fixed prices lowered from 80% to 70% of minimum bid.
    Auction #10 - fixed prices lowered from 90% to 80% of minimum bid.
    Auction #11 - fixed prices lowered from 90% to 80% of minimum bid.
    Auction #12 - fixed prices lowered from 90% to 80% of minimum bid.

  • February 9, 2009

    Members Auction #13 is available.

  • August 21, 2008

    Pictures from Stampshow 2008

  • May 21, 2008

    UNP Election Results:
    • President - Anthony Dewey
    • Vice President - Brian Reiser
    • Treasurer - Jim Matyasovich
    • Secretary - Blanton Clement, Jr.
    • Director - Larry Fillion
    • Director - Michael Krejci
    • Director - Richard Powers
    • Director - Greg Galletti
    New officers take office for a two year term starting July 1, 2008.

  • May 13, 2008

    New Project on the bottom of the projects page: for Postal History of ICAO

  • April 16, 2008

    Members, please vote online by May 20, 2008 for the 2008 UNP Election.

    Members Auction #11 is available.

  • May 14, 2007

    Greg Galletti, Vice-President of the UNPI, will be a guest speaker at the forthcoming United Nations Postal Administration first day ceremony honoring the the new commemorative issues entitled "Peaceful Visions." The Official FD Ceremony will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, June 1, 2007, in conjunction with the NAPEX exhibition at the McLean Hilton Hotel, McLean, Virginia. Mr. Galletti presentation will focus on UN stamps from a collectors perspective.

  • February 24, 2007

    The next convention and meeting of United Nations Philatelists will be held in conjunction with APS STAMPSHOW August 14-17, 2008 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut. APS STAMPSHOW is the annual convention of the American Philatelic Society.

    UNP will have a society booth where members can gather and relax. UNP publications will be available for sale at our booth, including recent issues of The Journal and various monographs. Members will be needed to staff the table throughout the show.

    In addition to a meeting of the Board of Directors, there will be a General Meeting for all members and interested parties. A section of the meeting will be set aside for presentations of recent research and interesting finds.

    Following a long tradition, members will gather for dinner at an area restaurant on Friday evening. On Saturday evening members are encouraged to attend the awards banquet to cheer on UNP exhibitors.

    UNP members are asked to participate in the exhibition. Exhibits will vie for UNP Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. The UNP President's Award will be presented to the best UN and related area exhibit by a UNP member.

    It may seem like a long way off, but the time will fly by. Start making plans to attend the convention and enjoy the company of fellow members. As the date draws nearer, look to this website and The Journal for more details.

  • February 20, 2007 - President's Message

    The 2007 convention of the United Nations Philatelists was a most enjoyable event. Hosted by SANDICAL, the World Series of Philately show in San Diego, the weather was warm and the venue relaxing. Those who attended were treated to a special weekend, indeed.

    On Thursday night UNP members were invited to join the SANDICAL staff, exhibitors and others at a local Chinese restaurant for a kick-off dinner. The food just kept coming and coming! Friday night, the UNP crowd enjoyed dinner at a wonderful Italian restaurant.

    Saturday started early as the UNP Board meeting was scheduled for 9:00 AM. It was a productive meeting and your Board passed a number of measures that will benefit the organization. I am particularly pleased to announce that we have a new webmaster, Larry Fillion, who has already started to redesign and update our website. The revised website may already be up by the time this issue arrives in your mail box. Take a few moments and check out www.unpi.com. I invite you to join me in thanking Dennis Hamilton, who served UNPI in this capacity, setting up and maintaining the website for several years. The full minutes of the Board are published elsewhere in this issue. I urge you all to read them.

    The Board meeting was followed by the general meeting, where we were treated to several interesting and informative presentations. There was a meager turnout, but for those who missed it, the session was taped and will be available on our website.

    There were 33 frames of UN, League and related exhibits on display. Thanks to Fran Adams, the SANDICAL committee, and Anita (page we had the opportunity to view Jack (page's stunning exhibit "The Chagall Window" one last time. Fran had expanded the exhibit to 7 frames as Jack had planned, but did not get to implement. Jack's exhibit was shown in the Court of Honor.

    There were seven exhibits in competition provided by UNP members. Greg Galletti debuted his new exhibit on the History of the United Nations as shown through covers. Greg was rewarded with a Vermeil medal and a UNP Gold medal. Christopher Dahle, who was not a UNP member, showed "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights." His exhibit received a Bronze medal and a UNP Bronze medal. We also awarded Chris a 1-year membership in UNP. Welcome, Chris! See the table below to this note which lists all UNP exhibits and their awards.

    The UNP received a very pleasant surprise at the awards banquet on Saturday night. The SANDICAL committee used the image of the United Nations souvenir sheet depicting the Chagall Window for its awards, honoring both Jack (page and the UNP, and in keeping with the show theme of "International Philately." One of the award plaques is shown nearby.

    Our next convention will be held August 14-17, 2008 in conjunction with APS STAMPSHOW in Hartford, Connecticut. Start making plans to attend now and start getting your exhibits ready. I'll see you there!

    EXHIBITOREXHIBITAWARDS
    Fran AdamsAuthoring World Peace1-Frame Vermeil, UNP Gold
    Fran AdamsTowards United Nations1-Frame Gold, UNP Gold
    Blanton ClementUnited Nations Conferences and MeetingsSilver, UNP Silver
    Christopher DahleThe Universal Declaration of Human RightsBronze, UNP Bronze
    Anthony DeweyService of Intellectual Aid to Prisoners of War 1-FrameVermeil, UNP Silver
    Anthony DeweyThe United Nations Precancel, 1952-1958Gold, UNP Gold, UNP President's Award, APS Award of Excellence (1940-80)
    Greg GallettiUnited Nations History - The Prestige Period 1943-1957Vermeil, UNP Gold
    Greg GallettiA History of the League of NationsGold, UNP Gold, Federated Philatelic Clubs of Southern California Award
    Jack MayerThe Chagall WindowCourt of Honor Prix d'Honneur