Cinderella Scout Labels

This section highlights labels issued to honor the Scouting Movement.  "Cinderellas" is the nickname given to the stepchildren of stamp collecting, all those stamps and things that no one can find in Scott's catalog, and that no one knows what to do with.

The British coined the word to describe "labels that are not issued by a federal government for the purpose of paying postage."  Many of these are privately printed or overprinted stamps by dealers, so they never had any postal value or use.  However, the images are often very colorful.  Details on Cinderella Scout Issues.

Fight against illegal stamps SOSSI has joined with the Leave SOSSI Site Philatelic Webmasters Organization (PWO) and the World Association for the Development of Philately (WADP) in the Leave SOSSI Site Web League Against Illegal Stamps (WLAIS).  Our purpose is to provide Scout topical collectors the means to make an informed decision on stamp purchases.  Visit our special SOSSI Fakes & Forgeries section for more information.

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