in the middle of history


1926 Netherland
children charity stamps
design: Ant. Molkenboer
photogravure printing

The first stamp was issued in 1840 in England.  It has 170 years of history and if you look at its turning point, that would be around 1925.

These Dutch stamps were issue in 1926, for charity of child welfare.  They were designed with modern mind – or beginning of graphic design.  Although they still have coat of arms within, they picked up atmosphere of the time and cultural trends – a bit late arrival of Art Nouveau.

Around same time, they were issued in Switzerland.  A bit conservative, if you compare them to Dutch ones?




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