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25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION of RAOUL WALLENBERG UNIT of B’NAI B’RITH and LAUNCH of the RAOUL WALLENBERG STAMP SHEET

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Sunday, September 5th, 2010

Established in 1985, Raoul Wallenberg Unit of B’nai B’rith celebrated its 25th anniversary on Sunday, 1 August 2010, with a celebratory dinner at Lincoln of Toorak 

A new, limited edition Stamp Sheet honouring Raoul Wallenberg was officially launched by Jan Anger, the son of Per Anger, a Swedish diplomat who worked with Raoul Wallenberg in saving Jewish lives in Budapest in 1944-45.  After the war, Per Anger became head of Sweden’s international aid program and served as Ambassador to Australia, Canada and the Bahamas.

In launching the Stamp Sheet, Jan Anger spoke in detail about the humanitarian work his father had engaged in in Budapest and later in other diplomatic postings throughout the world.

The new, limited edition Raoul Wallenberg Stamp Sheet has been released in conjunction with Australia Post and Max Stern & Co.  One thousand sheets have been printed, each including ten 60 cent Australia Post stamps with tabs featuring photos of Raoul Wallenberg from early childhood to adult soldier.  A brief history of his life appears on the right side of the stamps.  The back of the special envelope depicts a Schutz-pass (protective passport) similar to those which saved the lives of thousands during the Second World War.

It is anticipated that the Stamp Sheet and Envelope set will become collectors’ items. 

The Raoul Wallenberg Stamp Sheet appears to be the first of its kind in the world.

Raoul Wallenberg Envelope (PDF)

Rauol Wallenberg Stamp Sheet (PDF)

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Summary

Organisation:   Raoul Wallenberg Unit of B’nai B’rith

Function:  25th Anniversary Celebration

Special Feature:  Limited edition Raoul Wallenberg Stamp Sheet launched

Stamp Sheet and Envelope cost:

$A20 + $A5 handling and postage in Australia;

$A20 + $A12 handling and postage overseas

Further information:    Judi Schiff +61 (0)3 9816 9414; judi@judischiffphotography.com

Raoul Wallenberg Unit, B’nai B’rith House, 99 Hotham Street, Balaclava 3183, Australia