All children's stamps in a row

In 1924, a royal decree stipulated that stamps may be issued in the Netherlands with a surcharge 'for the deprived child'. That year, volunteers sold the first children's stamps. The proceeds are 51,000 guilders (23,143 euros). The money goes to hundreds of institutions for guardianship of children.

Since then, stamps have appeared in all kinds of shapes, sizes and colors. View the overview from year to year.