Eva & Juan Peron Christmas Seals

Eva "Evita" Peron Christmas Seals, c.1950

For a time, these fundraising seals, issued around 1950 replaced Christmas Seals in Argentina. This charity aided poor children and provided toys at Christmas, meals, candy and clothing. The organization faltered after Eva's death, and was shut down when Juan Peron was overthrown in 1955. From time to time, decades later, storehouses of toys from this charity, secured by the Peronists to keep them from being looted, have turned up. Thanks to Kevin Akin for providing this history.