The mutual: strong together


Not mentioned in the story about saving money, but very typical for The Enlightenment, is the mutual (in Dutch "de onderlinge", in German "die Genossenschaft", in French "mutual"). A mutual is an interest group, which founds and manages cash savings. 

A nice example is the cash savings for railway staff, Karlsruhe, Germany.

stempe170.jpg (38021 Byte)

stempe2.jpg (57631 Byte)


The recent stamp Luxemburg May 17, 1999 (with real honeycomb in the background !) is issued because of 75 years National Association of Mutuals.

It shows, that the mutuals have to cooperate to make a bold stand against the competition of the commercial concerns.

eng_mu3.jpg (41876 Byte)

wpe18.jpg (49473 Byte)

by Jan de Crom  
taken from "The Postal Bee" 3/1999 
Contact Group Bee Philately

Eine Seite zurück / one page back

            www.Bienenmarken.de            
Die Welt der Bienen auf Briefmarken
The world of bees on stamps

© 2004-2010 by TAURACHSOFT

zur Startseite / to the start