United Nations (Feb. 2)
– The United Nations stamp bearing the inscription “Inalienable Rights or the Palestinian People,” which was issued last Friday, was selling very poorly, according to clerks at the special selling counter at the UN for newly issued UN stamps. They said “nobody has been buying this stamp.”
Usually, when a UN stamp is issued, a long line of stamp collectors forms at the counter to purchase the stamp, but such a line was absent last Friday, the opening day of the sale. An Israeli spokesman at the UN said he had no comment when he was asked about the issuance of the stamp by the United Nations Postal Administration. A total of 5.9 million stamps were printed with inscriptions in English, French and German. Many stamp dealers had indicated in advance of the opening sale that they would not buy the stamps.