Holiday stamp issue will benefit boys home in Cartago

Correos de Costa Rica has come out with a new stamp issue to benefit a boys school in Lourdes, Agua Caliente de Cartago.

The issue is titled  “Pro-Ciudad de los Niños 2013: and consists of four 60-colon stamps featuring winners of an art contest held for this purpose.

The stamps depict the Cachí dam, Chirripó, the beauty of Costa Rica and an historic church structure.  Correos released the stamp Monday with little fanfare.

As with a previous issue in 2009, the money paid for the stamp will benefit the residential institution run by the Augustinian Order. More than 300 young men, mostly from low-income families, live at the facility.

Like many of Correo’s stamps, this one was designed by Cristian Ramírez Vargas and printed at Gozaka S.A., La Uruca.

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