Recent Map Issues From Mexico 1

There have been a number of issues of interest to fellow cartophilatelists from Mexico (Correos de Mexico) over the past couple of months.

Mexico 2009-06-05

Mexico 2009-06-05

On June 5, 2009 Mexico Post released a global warming / climate change themed stamp. The $10.50 Pesos ($0.79 USD) single issue features a type of satellite image showing the Earth with clouds and an outline of North and Central America. The left side of the stamp shows a beach and ocean view, while the right side features what may be a pre-columbian figure, with outstretched hand, seaming to hold the Earth.

On September 16, 2009 two additional issues entitled “Umbral del Bicentenario de la Independencia de México” were issued. The first issue does not appear to have any map stamps, however the second issue appears to have a large souvineer sheet, depicting a map with what could be rountes of some kind. Another single stamp in the set also features a map. Unfortunately the images were not large enough to show here, so I will update the entry when larger images are available. [ i think this issue is in preparation for the bicentenial happening next year, with September 15th and 16th each being important dates for the independence movement during Mexico’s history. ]

Mexico 2009-09-30

Mexico 2009-09-30

On September 30th, 2009 a single $6.50 Pesos ($0.49 USD) stamp was issued for the UNI americas Post & Logistics Conference which took place in Mexico City. UNI is the Global Union for skills and services. The stamp possibly depicts postal workers in various historical uniforms. A partial view of the western hemisphere is shown in what appears to be hypsometric shading with one of the workers pointing to Mexico on the map.

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