This set of stamps was actually called "Peace and Freedom" (I don't think I will ever be more on theme for Sunday Stamps that that!) - the other two that complete the set were very different
Previous to what would become Victory in Europe Day Allied troops had pushed into Belgium in September 1944 and the major cities were quickly liberated and
they celebrated with their heraldic lion although my own favourite is this 1937 two centimes stamp
To safeguard against consequences of the design of a Dutch lion defeating a dragon being discovered it had the words "TBC BESTRIJDING (Fight against tuberculosis) on the top of the stamp as a ruse. On July 15th 1945 (the surrender of the Germans forces in the Netherlands had taken place in May) the stamp was released as intended with 19.HERRIJZEND.45 on the top "Rise again 1945". Nearly 57 million of these stamps were sold.
The Peace in the Pacific would be celebrated by Australia with this stamp in 1946
|1956: Human Rights Day|
An entry to Violet Sky's Sunday Stamps II theme of - Peace and Freedom - spend a peaceful time here