issued in 1964 by Dubai features a representation of The Unisphere, a
12-story tall representation of the earth as a symbol of “Peace
Through Understanding” for the New York World’s Fair of 1964.
Behind the Unisphere is a view of Manhattan Island on
the left, and Dubai on the right. The continents rest on a network of
meridians and parallels, and the three rings that circle the sphere
represent the orbits of Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space, John
Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth, and Telstar, the first
active communications satellite.
The stamp is one of a set of six regular postal stamps,
3 airmail stamps, and a souvenir sheet with two stamps.
United States 1244
Sixty-eight counties issued stamps
commemorating the Fair, and of those 20 showed the Unispere, among
them the United States. (The numbers are approximate. For more
information on the stamps that were issued you can go to:
http://www.nywf64.com/stamps01.shtml for listings and pictures.)