Post by michaelcayley on Nov 18, 2016 8:19:18 GMT -5
In 1927 the International Labour Organisation met in Berlin, and Germany issued this set of overprints. (IAA stands for the German name for the organisation.) The ILO was set up after WW1, under the auspices of the League of Nations, to protect worker rights and encourage minimum employment standards. It is also an important provider of statistics on the labour market around the world.
Michael, currently majoring on worldwide to 1930 and British Commonwealth from Queen Victoria to King George VI.
In 1934, Poland issued an overprinted stamp on unwatermarked laid paper. The subject on the stamp was a painting by Jan Matejko, "John III Sobieski and Allies before Vienna".
The original stamp was issued without the overprint on September 12, 1933 for the 250th anniversary of the deliverance of Vienna by the Polish and allied forces under the command of John III Sobieski, King of Poland, when besieged by the Turks in 1683.
Post by michaelcayley on Jul 22, 2017 9:00:07 GMT -5
France 1922, issued in aid of a national fund for orphans of WW1. The picture is of the Lion of Belfort, a huge sculpture commemorating the resistance of Belfort in eastern France against a siege of over 100 days during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871. The siege ended only when the garrison was ordered to surrender after an armistice was signed.
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