Red Cross


31 June 1927, Netherlands
“Red Cross”
design: C. A. Cachet

In this unusual time, I noticed that I didn’t know much about the international initiatives for war victims. The Red Cross is one of them, which was started in 1863, and continues to today with global networks, for helping war and natural disaster victims.

This stamp is issued between the 1st and 2nd World Wars. It is designed with a contemporary spirit, showing the transition of style from Art Nouveau to Art Déco. If you compare this to a Japanese stamp from 1934 (featured in this blog in 2009) below, you will see how advanced is this abstract expression of the birds.



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