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Charity Stamps of 1946-1950

In 1946, surtaxed Netherlands stamps resumed their normal pattern of issue, with that being a set or sets of charity stamps during the year for programs of national interest, and a set of stamps during the late Fall for child welfare. 

World War II had left a lot of displaced and injured people and severely damaged public infrastructure.  The need for funding for national projects and public welfare was never more urgent than during this post-war period.


The five surtaxed Netherlands stamps shown above were issued on May 1, 1946.  The surtax benefited Dutch victims of World War II.

The design of these stamps features Fortuna, the Roman goddess of fortune and the personification of good luck in Roman religion.


The five surtaxed Netherlands stamps shown above were issued on September 16, 1946.  The surtax benefited child welfare and the fight against Tuberculosis.

The designs of these stamps feature the grandchildren of Queen Wilhelmina (Lived: 1880-1962, Reigned: 1890-1948) and the children of Princess Juliana (Lived: 1909-2004, Reigned: 1948-1980), as follows:

  • Princess Beatrix (Born: 1938, Reigned: 1980-2013)
  • Princes Irene (Born: 1939)
  • Princess Margaret (Born: 1943)


The five surtaxed Netherlands stamps shown above were issued on December 2, 1946.  The surtax benefited child welfare.

The design of these stamps features a child on a Merry-go-round.


The five surtaxed Netherlands stamps shown above were issued on August 1, 1947.  The surtax benefited social and cultural funds.

The 2 C. + 2 C. denomination features Hendrik van Deventer (1651-1724), a Dutch physician and theologian.

The 4 C. + 2 C. denomination features Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft (1581-1647), a historian, poet, and playwright of the Dutch Golden Age.

The 7 1/2 C. + 2 1/2 C. denomination features Johan de Witt (1625-1672), an influential Dutch statesman during the Anglo-Dutch Wars and the Dutch Golden Age.

The 10 C. + 5 C. denomination features Jean F. van Royen (1878-1942), a Dutch printer, typographer, and the general secretary of the Central Committee of the Office of Posts, Telegraphs, and Telephones.

The 20 C. + 5 C. denomination features Hugo de Groot (1583-1645), a jurist of the Dutch Republic.


The five surtaxed Netherlands stamps shown above were issued on December 1, 1947.  The surtax benefited child welfare.

The two designs used for these stamps feature a group of children and an infant.


The four surtaxed Netherlands stamps shown above were issued on June 17, 1948.  The surtax benefited cultural and social funds.

The designs are as follows:

  • 02 C. + 02 C. - Hall of Knights (13th Century) in The Hague.  It is used for the opening of parliament and royal functions.
  • 06 C. + 04 C. - Royal Palace (17th Century) in Amsterdam.
  • 10 C. + 05 C. - Kneuterdyk Palace (18th Century) in The Hague.
  • 20 C. + 05 C. - New Church (15th Century) in Amsterdam.


The five surtaxed stamps shown above were issued on November 15, 1948.  The surtax benefited child welfare.

The designs are as follows:

  • 02 C. + 02 C. - Boy in a Kayak.
  • 05 C. + 03 C. - Child swimming.
  • 06 C. + 04 C. - Child sledding.
  • 10 C. + 05 C. - Girl swinging.
  • 20 C. + 08 C. - Child figure skating.


The five surtaxed Netherlands stamps shown above were issued on May 2, 1949.  The surtax benefited cultural and social funds.

The designs are as follows:

  • 02 C. + 02 C. - Beach scene.
  • 05 C. + 03 C. - Hiking.
  • 06 C. + 04 C. - Camping.
  • 10 C. + 05 C. - Reaping.
  • 20 C. + 05 C. - Sailing.


The four surtaxed stamps shown above were issued on August 1, 1949.  The surtax benefited the Red Cross and Indonesian Relief Efforts.

The designs feature hands reaching for a sunflower.


The five surtaxed stamps shown above were issued on November 14, 1949.  The surtax benefited the child welfare.

The designs symbolic representations of the seasons, as follows:

  • 02 C. + 03 C. - Autumn.
  • 05 C. + 03 C. - Summer.
  • 06 C. + 04 C. - Spring.
  • 10 C. + 05 C. - Winter.
  • 20 C. + 07 C. - New Year.


The six surtaxed Netherlands stamps shown above were issued on May 2, 1950.  The surtax benefited cultural and social funds.

The designs are as follows:

  • 02 C. + 02 C. - Figure from the PTT Monument in The Hague.
  • 04 C. + 02 C. - Dike repairs.
  • 05 C. + 03 C. - Apartment house in Rotterdam.
  • 06 C. + 04 C. - Grain binder.
  • 10 C. + 05 C. - Bridge section being towed.
  • 20 C. + 05 C. - Canal freighter.


The five surtaxed stamps shown above were issued on July 17, 1950.  The surtax was for the repair of damaged churches.

The designs feature church ruins and a Good Samaritan.


The five surtaxed stamps shown above were issued on November 13, 1950.  The surtax was for child welfare.

The designs are as follows:

  • 02 C. + 03 C. - Baby and bees.
  • 05 C. + 03 C. - Boy and rooster.
  • 06 C. + 04 C. - Girl feeding birds.
  • 10 C. + 05 C. - Boy and fish.
  • 20 C. + 07 C. - Girl, butterfly, and toad.



 

 



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