125th Anniversary of Universal Postal Union


Date of Issue : September 23, 1999
Designer : Jaan Saar
Denomination : 7 kr
Perforation : 14:13¾
Sheet Content : 50 Stamps (5 x 10)
Printing Process : Offset
Printing House : AS Vaba Maa
Quantity Issued : 312 050
Order Number : 174-08-1999
First Day Cover Number : 1999-12
Eesti Post : 125th Anniversary of Universal Postal Union

125 years ago, in 1874, The Universal Postal Union (UPU) was founded on the initiative Heinrich von Stephani Postmaster General of Germany, to go-ordinate the postal services of different countries. The UPU became a specialized agency of the United Nations on 1 July 1948. The postal services of its 189 member countries form the largest physical distribution network in the world.
Estonia became UPU member in 1922.

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