Comoros - illicit Issues of Postage Stamps

UNIVERSAL

POSTAL UNION

Bern,  30 april 2007

International Bureau Circular

 140 

Dear Sir/Madam

The postal administration of the
COMOROS asks me to inform you that it has dis-covered on an Internet website a number of illegal postage stamps bearing the name of its country.

The stamps identified feature:

Louvre paintings (La peinture du Louvre)
– Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci and a painting by Antonio Allegri (Correggio) – sheetlet of two different stamps (postage value 2 x 500 CF)
– Paintings by El Greco and Ribera – sheetlet of two different stamps (postage value 2 x 500 CF)
– Paintings by Frans Hals and Ambrosius Bosschaert – sheetlet of two different stamps (postage value 2 x 500 CF)
– Paintings by Jan Vermeer and Rembrandt van Rijn – sheetlet of two different stamps (postage value 2 x 500 CF)
– Paintings by Jean-Antoine Watteau and Jean-Baptiste Perronneau – sheetlet of two different stamps (postage value 2 x 500 CF)
– Paintings by Antoon Van Dyck and Peter Paul Rubens – sheetlet of two different stamps (postage value 2 x 500 CF)

Movie legends of the American screen (Les légendes américaines)
– Depicting Paul Newman, Frank Sinatra, Sean Connery and Jack Lemmon – sheetlet of four different stamps (postage value 4 x 350 CF)
– Depicting James Dean, Audrey Hepburn, Kirk Douglas and Grace Kelly – sheetlet of four different stamps (postage value 4 x 350 CF)
– Depicting Jack Nicholson, Nathalie Wood, Sophia Loren and Clint Eastwood – sheetlet of four different stamps (postage value 4 x 350 CF)
– Depicting James Dean, Audrey Hepburn, Kirk Douglas and Grace Kelly – sheetlet of four different stamps (postage value 4 x 350 CF)

50th anniversary of Disneyland (50e anniversaire de Disneyland)
– Sheetlet of one stamp (postage value 500 CF)

European astronauts (L'espace européen)
– 30th anniversary of the Concorde's first commercial f light, depicting Roberto Vittori – sheetlet of one stamp (postage value 500 CF)
– 30th anniversary of the Concorde's first commercial flight, depicting Gueorgui Ivanov – sheetlet of one stamp (postage value 500 CF)
– 30th anniversary of the Concorde's first commercial flight, depicting Franz Viehbock – sheetlet of one stamp (postage value 500 CF)

Art – Impressionism (Peinture – Impressionnisme)
– Sheetlet of five stamps (postage value 5 x 500 CF)

Yours faithfully,
K.J.S. McKEOWN
Director of Markets Development