September 28, 2014

1255 UNITED NATIONS - Non-Violence

The complex which houses the United Nations Headquarters in New York City is notable not only for its buildings, but also for its gardens and outdoor sculptures. One of the iconic sculptures is the Knotted Gun, called Non-Violence, a bronze statue of a Colt Python revolver with its barrel tied in a knot, which was a gift from the Luxembourg government. It was made by Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd after the singer, songwriter and peace activist, founder member of the Beatles, John Lennon was murdered in New York on 8 December 1980. There are currently 16 copies of the sculpture around the world, nine of them in Sweden. Since 1993, the Non-Violence sculpture is the symbol of The Non-Violence Project, a non-profit organisation, promoting social change with violence prevention education programs.

About the stamps
About the first stamp I wrote here. About the second stamp I wrote here. About the third stamp I wrote here.

Thie last stamp, designed by Robert Stein, after a concept by Jenny J. Karia, and having as theme In Memoriam - fallen in the cause of peace / In Memoriam - morts au service de la paix / In Memoriam - geffalen im dienste des friedens, was issued in 2003:
• New York (0.60 USD) - it's on the postcards
• Geneva (0.85 CHF)
• Vienna (2.10 EUR)

United Nations - Wikipedia
Headquarters of the United Nations - Wikipedia
United Nations - Official website

Sender: Denise 
Sent from United Nations (New York / United States), on 19.07.2014  

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