Sunday, March 2, 2014
In 1968, the F.S.A.T. issued a stamp honoring Human Rights Year, which was instituted by the U.N. General Assembly (Scott #32). 39,000 were issued, and Scott '14 prices the unused stamp at $60.- .
Demand for stamps of the French Antarctic is strong in France and among collectors of French Colonies/Area as well as collectors of Polar Topicals, and the Human Rights Year stamp has additional appeal as a U.N. topical.
I continue to like the U.N. as a topic, long-term. The market for U.N.-related topicals should grow over the very long haul as institutions of world government develop in order to take on serious (and possibly existential) problems which can only be coped with globally. Despite the present inadequacy, corruption, and ineffectiveness of the U.N., I view its reform and gradual strengthening as a gradual but irresistible trend.