ROCCO CALLARI. Printed Art signed: "Rocco Callari" in
pencil above embossed seals. Color, 8½x11 overall, image 6½x8 (one surface).
Numbered: "477/1000". 20-cent United Nations Bulgarian Fresco stamp
affixed, pictorially postmarked United Nations, New York, April 15, 1981,
FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Signature light but still completely legible. Two tape
remnants at upper margin on verso (no show through). Verso is slightly soiled.
Fine condition. Accompanied by Printed Document with an imprinted
signature of "Annabelle Wiener" for the World Federation of United
Nations Associations, 1p, 8½x11. United Nations, New York, 1981 April 1.
Headed: "Print Documentation". Sheet provides background on New York
artist Rocco Callari's lithograph, which accompanied the Bulgarian Fresco stamp
in the "Art at the United Nations" series. The stamp was issued on April 15,
1981. From the "Note on Artist": "Although this is Mr. Callari's first
WFUNA design, he is no newcomer to the world of philately - he has already
to his credit three official first day covers for the United Nations Postal
Administration. Mr. Callari joined the United Nations in 1971 as a
professional designer on the staff of UNPA's Graphic Design Unit. His bold and
colourful designs for posters, fliers, catalogues, packaging, advertisements,
souvenir cards and folders, logos and brochures are originality at its finest.
He adapts easily to working in any medium...He has a special talent for
etching, three-dimensional sculpture and acrylics...." Slightly creased at
upper left corner. Fine condition. Two items.