These pages are dedicated to the charity stamps of the Republic of Croatia. In the period between 1991 and 1997 two basic type of charity stamps were in obligatory use:
a) Postal charity stamps (1-12) issued on the basis of the law about charity stamps from February 22, 1991 passed by the Croatian Parliament. The stamp stated were issued and put into circulation by Croatian Post Inc. That was the first step to the issuing of stamps of the Republic of Croatia.
b) The charity stamps of non-postal institutions were issued by institution authorized for their use. The institution was responsible for their outlooks, distribution and printing.
The use of postal and non-postal charity stamps was time-limited according to the legal act, and the height of the charge was 50% of the first class postage.
By the legal act from December 6, 1996 which came into force in 1997 the category of obligatory charity stamps was lifted. This way the purchase of charity stamps has become voluntary.
All charity stamps which were in obligatory use between 1991 – 1997 (1-85) are shown on these pages.
By the legal act from October 24, 2001 the category of obligatory charity stamps was reestablished (stamps 86>).
Besides the obligatory ones, the charity stamps issued since 1997, the use of which is not obligatory, are also shown.
The stamps are categorized, with some exceptions, by the year of issue and shown chronologically.