60+10 Centimes 1927 - Caritas - Boat

60+10 Centimes 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 60 + 10 Centimes
Catalog code (Michel) BE 232
Catalog code (Scott) BE B66
Catalog code Belgian Stamps Catalog BE-251
Series Ships
Stamp colour violet
Stamp use Semi Postal stamp
Print run 899.068
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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