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Spanish Tangier 1937 Set

 
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Posted 09/20/2020   5:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add dbuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Does anyone know anything about this set of 1937 Spanish Tangier stamps? eBay dealers list them as charity stamps with an EDIFIL number. However, they are not listed by Scott in either of the Spain listings or the Spanish Morocco listings. Any background information would be appreciated.


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Posted 09/20/2020   7:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add codehappy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These are fundraising labels, and were not good for postage. They were sold to raise money for orphaned children.
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Posted 09/20/2020   11:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add RK1468 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These were part of a long run of issues sold to support an orphanage for children of postal workers between 1921 and the late 1930s. While for the most part not officially authorized for postage, they were often accepted as such by postal workers supportive of the cause and sometimes included on envelopes by postal patrons hoping to ensure timely service. I would also suspect many were absorbed by the philatelic market.
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Posted 09/21/2020   12:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dbuss to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you to all for your responses -- just the information that I was looking for.
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Posted 09/21/2020   1:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great info Roberto. Which catalog is that?
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