Universal Postal Union Monument - Bern, Switzerland
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N 46° 56.746 E 007° 26.399
32T E 381279 N 5200318
Quick Description: The monument of the Universal Postal Union in Bern has been used on many stamps through the years. This one is from Russia and issued in 1974.
Location: Bern, Switzerland
Date Posted: 9/6/2009 2:50:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM75PQ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
Views: 23

Long Description:
The Universal Postal Union monument by sculpture by René de Saint-Marceaux was unveiled in 1909.

Established in 1874, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) with its Headquarters in Berne (Switzerland), is the primary forum for cooperation between postal-sector players and helps to ensure a truly universal network of up-to-date products and services.

With 191 member countries, this specialised agency of the United Nations fulfils an advisory, mediating and liaison role, and renders technical assistance where needed. It sets the rules for international mail exchanges and makes recommendations to stimulate growth in mail volumes and to improve the quality of service for customers.

As a non-political organisation, it does not interfere in matters that fall within the domestic domain of national postal services. For example, Posts set their own postage rates, decide which and how many postage stamps to issue, and how to manage their postal operations and staff.

The UPU has for objective to develop social, cultural and commercial communication between people through the efficient operation of the postal service. As an inter-governmental institution, the UPU is called upon to play an important leadership role in promoting the continued revitalisation of postal services.

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Stamp Issuing Country: Russia

Date of Issue: 1974

Denomination: 10k

Color: Red & bronze

Stamp Type: Single Stamp

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