Monochrome collection with multiple franking
Multiple franking is often spectacular.
Many collectors will pay particular attention to such items. This is particularly the case in Germany and in the German-speaking countries but also in Anglo-Saxon countries. Thus the Michel Catalogue rating this type of postage usually gives important added value. It is all justified more easily that finding this kind of documents is sometimes very difficult.
Multiple franking, means a composition of a single value, stripes, blocks or more isolated copies of the stamp, without the addition of other values (in this case one speaks of mixed franking whose value, unless facing an exceptional postal rate, are much lower).
To give a hint of scarcity, you should know that it is necessary to handle hundreds of letters to hope to find one, and I am far from exaggerating. It is necessary to be armed of a lot of patience to find some.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
And some philatelic considerations on its third session in Beirut 1948
UNESCO is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN). Its purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations Charter.
The General Conference is the main body of UNESCO. The General Conference determines the orientation and the general line of the organization. It meets annually in ordinary session during the fourth quarter. The seat of the session changes each year.
On June 2011, Libanpost put into circulation a stamp to honor President Sleiman Frangieh, nearly 40 years after the end of his mandate!
Mr. FRANGIEH was Lebanon’s president from 22 September 1970 till 22 September 1976.
Tuberculosis (TB) has been known to mankind since ancient times. Earlier this disease has been called by numerous names including consumption (because of the severe weight loss and the way the infection appeared to “consume” the patient), phthisis pulmonaris and the white plague (because of the extreme pallor seen among those infected). In the 19th century, Tuberculosis became epidemic in Europe where annual mortality rates were around 1,000 per 100,000 per year ! In the end of the 19th century, it was believed that the mountain fresh air and over-feeding in an establishment more like a luxury hotel than a hospital would strengthen the patient. That’s why sanatoriums establishments appeared. Treatment in sanatoriums quickly spread throughout Europe and America. Until the advent of chemotherapy, sanatoriums were the best alternative to treatment, especially in the beginning stages of the disease.
TB Charity Seals are Charity Seals which were issued to support sanatoriums, or for anti-tuberculosis campaigns. The use of TB Charity Seals began in Denmark and other Scandinavian countries beginning in 1904. In the United States, the Red Cross issued seals to fund anti-tuberculosis campaigns and sanatoriums beginning in 1907. They were soon issued by various societies to support anti-TB campaigns in states, counties, and for public and private hospitals and sanatariums. These TB-seals where also called Christhmas seals because they where sold around Christmas time, a favorable period for generosity and compassion.
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