The Unisphere

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Dubai 33

      The stamp 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.

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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: for listings and pictures.)

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