Charity label

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This article is about charity labels. It is not to be confused with charity or semi-postal stamps that have postal validity.


A charity label is a label resembling a postage stamp, sold by charities to raise funds.[1] They are generally intended to be used on mail, as a way of advertising the sender's support of the charity's cause.

Christmas Seals and Easter Seals are perhaps the two best-known types, although many kinds have been made.

While designed to look like postage stamps, they only rarely include a denomination, and never the name of a country. They are distinct from charity stamps which also include a charge for postage.

Charity labels are one of several kinds of cinderella stamp.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mackay, James. Philatelic Terms Illustrated, 4th edition, Stanley Gibbons, London, 2003, p.25. ISBN 0-85259-557-3