| This exhibit
is part of
Panayotis D. Cangelaris Greek and New Territories stamps collection.
collecting these stamps in the early '60s, just
after his family settled permanently in Greece. Since 1966, parts
of this collection were presented to the
public at national, international and world philatelic
exhibitions (competitive or not) at which he showed the following
exhibits: This one (1966) in one frame at the youth
philately class, Greek
Issues of Thrace 1920
(since 1966) in (three to) five frames at the youth and traditional
philately classes, Varieties
on Greek Stamps (since 1977) in five (to eight) frames at
the traditional philately class, The Glory Issue of Greece (1945)
(since 2007) and The
Autonomous Government "Muhtariyet" Issue (1913) (since 2009)
in one frame each at the traditional philately class (one frame).
| Charity Funding Stamps
stamps printed or overprinted in Greece between the years
including selected errors, varieties and related mailed material are
the topic of this exhibit. These
stamps were used in addition to the main values in order to
fund specific charity purposes.
After a non adopted single stamp
issue printed in 1912-1913 for the fighting of Tuberculosis
(depicting the then sovereign couple), the first ever official
additional rate for charity purposes was introduced in early 1914
with two values (for letter and postcard correspondence) in favour of
the families of the Fallen during the Balkan Wars (1912-1913),
used during Christmas and Easter only. A year later (1915), similar issues were
adopted to fund the Women’s Patriotic League and the Hellenic Red
Cross. In 1917, a number of older stamps were overprinted (Κ.Π.)
to support Social Providence schemes. Later (from 1934 onwards),
additional rates were established for the funding of the Thessaloniki
International Fair (used for correspondence mailed from that city)
and for the fight against Tuberculosis, especially within the then
heavily stricken guild of Postmen.
Finally, special issues
for the Restoration of Thessaloniki Monuments (1948), for the benefit
of the victims of the disastrous earthquakes in the
Ionian Islands (1953) and to fund the Society for Macedonian Studies
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