A Black Yellow Cross stamp, sold to raise money for the relief effort in 1914


These stamps, which only measure a few centimetres, were used to seal and label written correspondence, but were also a popular collector’s item. They include the crest of the Black Yellow Cross charity, printed to be sold to raise funds.

This is an example of small texts and graphics used to encourage the civilian population to participate in fundraising activities. Relief efforts and charities were funded by donations collected through the sale of badges, postcards and small adhesive stamps such as these.

Full title:
Black-Yellow Cross 1914
Stamp / Philatelic item
Held by:
Öesterreichische Nationalbibliothek
© Öesterreichische Nationalbibliothek

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