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cspg
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posted 08-01-2013 10:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From the United Nations Postal Administration Stamps Shop:
2013 World Space Week Nebulae Stamps

World Space Week is an annual event, declared by the UN General Assembly and is observed during the week of 4-10 October.

World Space Week is the largest annual space event in the world. Some of its goals are to educate people about the benefits that they receive from space, encourage greater use of space for sustainable economic development, excite young people about science to inspire the workforce of tomorrow, and to foster international cooperation about space outreach and education.

Today, the United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs in Vienna provides the overall global coordination of World Space Week, under the guidance of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, and with the support of World Space Week Association, a non-government organization.

This year's United Nations "Space" stamps feature images of Nebulae. A nebula is a gigantic interstellar cloud of dust particles and gases in space. It is made up of mainly hydrogen and helium gases. The term nebula comes from the Latin word for cloud. Nebulae come in many different shapes and sizes and can be light years across (trillions of miles). Some nebulas are regions where new stars are being formed, while others are the remains of dead or dying stars.

JBoe
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posted 08-04-2013 06:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is a great site! Thank you for sharing this! I'm trying to decide which set to get, in your opinion which one is the best that captures all the images and cancelled?

cspg
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posted 08-04-2013 09:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm no stamp expert — actually I've stopped collecting Swiss stamps, mainly because I have conflicting information about their value. Some say that cancelled stamps are "worthless" and I always thought otherwise. Personally I would buy both cancelled and not cancelled (just to make sure). And the FDCs.

Ross
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posted 08-05-2013 10:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ross   Click Here to Email Ross     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This issue actually includes 6 stamps (2 in dollars, 2 in Euros and 2 in Swiss Francs) plus 3 minisheets (1 in each currency) plus other products. All 6 stamps and 3 minisheets feature different Nebulae.

JBoe
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posted 09-10-2013 01:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know this is kind of late, but I received a set of three of the collectors first day covers from the UNPA. As an "extra bonus," the cardboard envelope that they were sent in had two of the Nebulae stamps cancelled from the New York office.

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