New Correos stamp issue opposes discrimination

Correos de Costa Rica has come out with a stamp against discrimination.

The new issue marks World Postal Day Oct. 9 and is part of an initiative of the Unión Postal de las Américas, España y Portugal.

The postal service had 15,000 stamps printed and put together 500 first-day covers for collectors. The stamp shows the hands of children forming a circle. The first-day cover includes a photo of children’s feet.

The stamp has a face value of 300 colons, about 60 U.S. cents.

The stamp symbolizes the union and inclusion of different cultures, ethnicities, ideologies and opinions, Correos said. The stamps, designed by Cristian Ramírez Vargas were printed by Gozaka, S.A. of La Uruca

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