Tucked away in the back of the US specialized are the Sanitary Fair stamps. I only came across a few as they are scarce to very rare,
The 1861 creation of the Women’s Central Association of Relief convinced the surgeon general to recommend a commission of inquiry to look into camp sanitary conditions The plan was approved by the Secretary of War on June 9, 1861, and approved by President Lincoln on June 13th of that year. The commission employed inspectors and doctors for camps as well as staffing hospitals and soldiers’ homes. The first Sanitary Fair stamps were issued in December 1863 to raise funds to support these efforts. These stamps were not valid for US postage; they were prepared for, sold and used at the fair post offices. The Sanitary Commission raised $4.9 million in funds and an additional $15 million in supplies to aid the soldiers on the front.
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