English en


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.