Stamps drawn by children

Does your country have stamps that were drawn by children? I find them quite endearing, and would love to see some examples, if you’ve met some before!

I believe these are the first Portuguese stamps drawn by a child, from 1972, and they commemorate the 200th anniversary of official primary schooling. In an article about them, the author says she was 9 years old and in 4th grade when she drew the picture with wax crayons. She just thought it was nice to make a drawing about her school, but didn’t really understand how it could even fit on a stamp. :slight_smile:

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Here a charity set from Germany:

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Usual for Children’s day celebration (14th Nov) there is always a competition where the kids are asked to submit their entries and the selected winner’s drawing is printed as a stamp.
Here’s are a few Children’s day stamps printed by India post.

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2000 New Millennium. Winning Entries in National Children’s “Prospects in the New Century” Stamp Design Competition



I still have some of those. Children’s painting makes me happy :smiley:

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Our Covid-19 stamps issue features children’s drawings.

Also, our Christmas stamps issue contains at least one stamp designed using children’s art.







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International Children’s Day - 2002 stamp.
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there is even the Info on the stmap that is was drawn by a child in the age of 6 years


Whe people can fly to the moon, why they can’t do anything against that so many children have to die in the world.

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The Greek Post Office recently organized an online competition asking children to create drawings or paintings based on how they view the 1821 Greek War of Independence. The best ones got to become stamps.

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just found the whole series of the DDR stamps

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Stamps from Malaysia. These stamps commemorate UNICEF’s 25th anniversary in 1971.


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These are charity stamps, showcasing the art of youths with special needs.

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Deutsche Post is running a competition for children at the moment: they should draw their ideas on environmental protection and we will be able to vote which drawing is the best.

The best drawing will then be printed on a stamp which will be issued next year.

Here’s more information on it: (only in German unfortunately)

https://deutschepost.de/de/b/kinder-malen-eine-briefmarke.html

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These are fairly old stamps - 1970, 1990 - Canada Post has done quite a number of children’s drawing series on our stamps

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oh these are all great! :star_struck:
Actually I love the “Onde te leva um selo?” (=“Where does a stamp take you?”) series of Portuguese post.

A few examples:

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More from Canada!

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More From China:

From 1987: Celebrating the International Children’s Day (1987.06.01)

From 1996: In celebration of the International Children’s Day (1996.06.01)

From 2020

From 1989
This is a set of semipostal stamps.
The price of them were 12 Fen each. The actual face value was 8 Fen, and the 4 Fen left was donated to the China Children&Teenagers’ Fund (CCTF)
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From Finland

This is a special edition stamp from 2017, “Bear family” by 5 years old Hertta Rantanen:

And these two commemorative stamps are from 2020, issued out to celebrate 100th anniversary of Mannerheim League for Child Welfare. The artists Emma Aalto and Pinja Haapola (8 yrs) drew their own families:

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Love the Bear family! :bear:

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In Spain we have a competition called DISELLO (fusion of “SELLO” (stamp) and “DISEÑO” (design)). People can design a stamp for the topic chosen for that year and submit it to the post office website. There, anybody can vote for their favourites but the actual selection is made by a specialised jury that decides which design is the winner and will make it to decorate our daily mail for a year (also, the prize includes a trip valorated up to 3000€).

There are two categories; general and junior (“juvenil”). For junior, the participants are between 12 and 17 years old, so it is not really a stamp drawn by children but by teenagers.
The art can be uploaded digitally or made physically and then scanned. It is open to anybody.
Here you have some examples of Junior winners:



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Also, this year’s EUROPA stamp that Spain submitted may also fit in this category. I couldn’t find the artist in the post office website but it at least looks like it was drawn by a child.

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I’m loving seeing all this diversity and lovely art — they’re all brilliant! :heart_eyes:

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