Saturday, June 9, 2012
1971 UNITED NATIONS ART CRAFT FDC CACHET - POSTAL UNION
The Universal Postal Union 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. The cover shown is one of the Original Vintage UN FDC which was issued to commemorate the Opening of the New UPU Headquarters Building in Berne, Switzerland. The Postal Cover with Cachet is cancelled with the postmark dated 28 May 1971 at New York. My dear friend Maria gave me this interesting FDC.