In a collection of “cinderella” seals and labels that I acquired was this quite humorous one that promotes the State of Nebraska as “The Nation’s White Spot.”
Nebraska, the label boasts, has NO sales tax, NO income tax, No bonded debt, and No nuisance tax.
Unfortunately, Nebraska today has a state sales tax of 5.5%; it does have a state income tax, and it has a bonded debt of about $1,240 per resident. Yet, as far as I know, Nebraska still does not have a nuisance tax, but there are fire and automobile nuisance laws and fines.
These Cinderellas provide a nice chance to do some internet sleuthing, which I find just as exciting as stamp collecting!!! The corset stamp is from Rosenthal Fleischer & Co. but couldn't find any info on it. The company also produced some French poster stamps. Here is the site which gave me the company name:
This seal pictures Jesus Christ (“The Healer”) looking down on doctors and nurses tending to a tuberculosis patient at the Swedish National Sanatorium in Denver, Colorado. The earliest known use of this design (tied by a postmark) is Nov. 29, 1949.
Founded in 1905 as the Swedish Consumptive Sanatorium by Dr. Charles A. Bundsen, its first chairman, the Swedish National Sanatorium was renamed in 1909. Earlier that year, the Swedish Ladies Consumptive Aid Society was formed to promote the idea of a sanatorium, which would treat Swedish people for tuberculosis.
Denver was an ideal area for such an institution because of its high altitude, low humidity and considerable sunshine, all considered essential in treating tuberculosis at the time.
Five acres of land were purchased in nearby Englewood, and 25 patient cottages and an administration building were constructed. The facilities were expanded in 1921 via a “mayflower” program that sold artificial mayflowers (majblomman).
Today, the complex also houses two other hospitals; The Swedish Medical Center is now one of Denver’s largest hospitals.
This charity seal (c. 1940s) was issued by the French National Committee of Defense Against Tuberculosis to raise finds that would help fight the crippling respiratory disease.
The seals were sold for two pennies; receipts were earmarked for health purpose. The label pictures a young nurse looking toward the heavens with hope (Espoir) in her heart, and a TB hospital where the afflicted are treated.
The National Committee of Defense Against Tuberculosis was created in 1919 when an emergency World War I relief program was converted with funds from the Rockefeller Foundation. Its objectives were three-fold: An anti-tuberculosis prevention campaign, screening, and training for nurses and public health doctors.
Henkel, a Germany multinational company that produces household cleaning, personal care, and adhesive products, called attention to its 75th anniversary in 1951 with this green, red and gold foil adhesive.
Founded in 1876 by Fritz Henkel, a young merchant with an interest science, Henkel was first based in Aachen, then moved two years later to Düsseldorf, giving them access to the Ruhr industrial region.
The company was affected by the two world wars – French and Belgian troops occupied Düsseldorf during World War I, disrupting its supply of raw materials and severely hampering its production of adhesives. Then, during World War II, American troops occupied the Düsseldorf site.
Among its leading products are Pril washing liquid, Dial shower and hand soap, and Persil laundry detergent.
I was throwing out an old French newsletter from our Provincial umbrella stamp organization and nearly threw out an envelope with about 50 stamps in it, as well as some Cinderellas! Good save! In the same place I found my envelope of Newfoundland traders and not traders, which had been missing for a couple of months, but which I knew was where I was clearing. Now I can add them to the other two envelopes of Newfoundland stamps I had started, each of which has 2-5 stamps in it! (including a few I paid for!) When that`s all done, I`ll put the good ones in my album!
Collecting Australia, New Zealand, Channel Islands, Canada, U.S., St-Pierre et Miquelon, Faroe Islands Topical - Seahorses, Paleophilately, Machins (limited), kingfishers, trees, horoscope & zodiac, O`Higgins (Chile), Lake Baikal.
Each year, the French anti-Tuberculosis has issued publicity labels publicizing its work. In 1947, the theme of the 5-franc stamp was Guéri … je travaille (“Healed … I work”).
During World War I, America’s Rockefeller Foundation launched a program of preventive medicine in France, mostly to protect Americans from venereal disease.
When the war ended, the program was converted to the National Committee for Defence against Tuberculosis in 1919. The program’s triple objective of issuing TB protection propaganda, screening, and a training program for visiting nurses and public health doctors was far-reaching and highly effective.
Norway released its first Christmas seal in 1905, the fourth country to do so, along with Argentina. The countries of Denmark, Sweden and Iceland were the first three, issuing their seals the previous year.
This 1950 pictures two children gazing at the Christmas Star.
It also bears the double Cross of Lorraine used by many countries since 1902, and a three-leaf clover bearing the initials NKS, the logo of the Norwegian Women's Health Organization.
This beautiful set of stamps (sans country identification and value) pictures a French woman gazing upon the image of the France 1945-1947 definitive stamp design featuring "Marianne," the country's national emblem and allegory of liberty and reason.
Marianne is the personification of France, and her image has been used on postage stamps, coins and currency. She came into prominence in 1792, as a representation of the First Republic of France, and made her first appearance on a stamp in 1849.
I have no information on the above labels themselves. But they sure are beautiful.
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