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the Stamp Plan

After 74 countries agreed to a UN plea to make a special stamp issue to commemorate World Refugee Year (1959-60), they donated ten percent of the issue to the UN for sale on behalf of refugees.  My first job in the UN was the sale to philatelic wholesalers worldwide of sheets of these attractive stamps, along with stock control, a challenging task at the year-end involving careful calculations and a final dollar value of the remaining stock of stamps per country.

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