International Music Day

International Music Day is celebrated on 1 October each year. The day was established in 1975 by the International Music Council (IMC), which was founded by UNESCO in 1949. The main objectives of the Day are to celebrate the importance of music and musicians worldwide and to promote its value in society by building peace and understanding through a common language.The stamps featuring Brass and Woodwinds, Strings and Percussion were designed by Sergio Baradat (United Nations).

Non Violence Day

On 2 October 2018, UNPA  issued three definitive stamps featuring images of “The Knotted Gun – Non Violence”. This well-known sculpture for peace and non-violence, was created in 1980 by the Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd as a tribute to John Lennon. Knotted Gun sculptures are placed in more than 30 strategic locations worldwide, including the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, the Olympic Museum in Lausanne and the Peace Park in Beijing. The knotted gun Non-Violence sculpture is used as a symbol by the Non-Violence Project Foundation, a non-profit organization promoting peace and social change through education; to inspire, motivate and engage young people to understand how to solve conflicts peacefully. The artwork for the US$ 0.01 definitive stamp is an engraving by Martin Mörck (Norway). The € 0.90 and € 2.30 definitive stamps are painted gun sculptures which are part of the Non-Violence Art Project.

Date of issue: 2 October 2018 Description: “Knotted Gun – Non Violence”
Artist: Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd/Martin Mörck Denomination: US$ 0.01 Stamp size: 30mm x 26mm Stamps per sheet: 50 Printer: Royal Joh. Enschedé (The Netherlands) Process: Offset Lithography – (Hexachrome) Perforation: 13 x 13.25 Quantity: 12,000 sheets (600,000 stamps)

Show Card : AUTUMN STAMPEX 2018

The Business Design Centre Islington, London N1 OQH 12 – 15 September

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