Kinderpostzegels (literally child stamps) date back to 1924 when the Dutch government decided to issue special stamps with a surcharge which would be used to help disadvantaged children. A charity was set up to allocate the funds. Today 250,000 children sell the stamps door-to-door every autumn when a new series of stamps is issued. Half of the proceeds go to children in need in the Netherlands, the rest to foreign projects.All typical untranslatable Dutch words and expressions translated in the Dictionairy of Dutchness
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