1997 UN Definitives
UN Offices in New York
The 8¢ definitive stamp is based on a photograph taken of the cherry blossom trees in flower in the gardens at U.N. Headquarters in New York. The Secretariat building is in the background of the photograph.
A photograph of a Peace rose, a hybrid rose introduced into the United States nearly 50 years ago, is featured on the 55¢ stamp. These roses grow in the rose garden at U.N. Headquarters.