Arago: World Refugee Year Issue

World Refugee Year Issue

The 4-cent World Refugee Year commemorative stamp was issued through the Washington, DC, post office on April 7, 1960.

Designed by Ervine Metzl, the stamp features a family group facing down a long, dark corridor towards a bright exit, symbolizing escape from the darkness of want and oppression into the brightness of a new life.

The stamp was printed by the rotary process, electric-eye perforated, and issued in panes of fifty stamps each. An initial printing of 120 million stamps was authorized.


Postal Bulletin (February 25, 1960).