ts 1
1937 german sheetlets

Tuberculosis awareness stamps
artistic presentation
space race
moon landing
charity stamps
september feature
same but different
30th anniversary of berln wall fall
Metal engraved Covers
old gibbons album
2020 year of the rat
Cinderella Stamps
July 2020
Chemical explosion
1952 New Zealand Health
Rough Riders USA 1948
Empty page
year of the ox
year of the ox
prince philip
pageWorld war 2 covers
Circuit Books
congress 2019
2018 presentation
April 2019 news
congress 2019
ABC BTN Programme
Club Items For Sale
Club Items For Sale
For Sale By Members
Wanted Page 1
Lower Murray Philatelic Society

Semi-Postal stampsare ones that have a postal charge plus an additional sum that would go to the nominated cause or charity. These are prevalant in European countries and closer to home New Zealand had their "Health" issues. Often these are purpose printed and issued yearly for the cause, occasioanly they are a surcharge overprinted on regular stamps.

Below are just a few selections showing these and the variety of causes they supported.

France - 1922. Proceeds used to support war orphans. Printed on an earlier issue as a surcharge with a reduction in the amount going to charity

France - 1936. Proceeds used to support "Unemployed Intellectuals"

Federal Republic of Germany - 1955. Proceeds going to "Humanitarian Relief Fund"

Netherlands - 1964. Proceeds to "Child Welfare Fund"

Netherlands - 1970. Proceeds to Netherlands Heart Foundation

Netherlands - 1982. Proceeds to "Cultural, Health and Social Welfare Fund"

Germany - 1991. Proceeds to "Sports Promotion Fund"

New Zealand - 1993. Proceeds to "Childrens Health Camps"  From 1919 health camps were organised by community groups for children at risk of malnutrition and diseases such as tuberculosis. The camps multiplied during the economic depression of the 1930s. A Federation of Health Camps was founded in 1936 and the following year a campaign to establish permanent health camps around the country began.