5+1 Francs 1927 - Caritas - Boat

5+1 Francs 1927 - Caritas - Boat
Added by Bart Perdieus
General Description : Charity stamps, known also as semi-postal, were a great invention to collect charitable funds to support people who need help.

Caritas, named after the Latin for ‘charity’ or ‘virtue’, was formed by Catholic members in 1897. Their mission was to make a better world, especially for poor and oppressed people. I consulted the history of Belgium around 1927, but did not discover who Caritas were raising money for in this case. Whoever the people in the boat are, the stamps are in impressive contrast between sad faces and the abstract lines of waves – appealing for help.
Face value 5 + 1 Francs
Catalog code (Michel) BE 234
Catalog code (Scott) BE B68
Catalog code Yvert et Tellier BE 253 Stanley Gibbons BE 442 AFA number BE 234 Belgium BE 253 Unificato BE 253
Series Ships
Stamp colour lilac red
Stamp use Semi Postal stamp
Print run 300.000
Issue date 15/12/1927
Designer Institut de Gravure, Paris
Print technique recess
Printed by Zegeldrukkerij Mechelen
Perforation line 11½
Height 28.00 mm
Width 39.00 mm
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