Help identify this Japanese cinderella

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Help identify this Japanese cinderella

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My guess is that this is some tuberculosis cinderella/label from Japan, but does anyone know anything more about it?
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It says 'Republic of China year 44'.

Years of Republic of China start from 1912. That makes it 1955 in western years. At that time Republic of China is Taiwan.

Based on the cross (and also the theme of the picture, which is an x-Ray machine) this is anti tuberculosis seal.

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Thanks! My guess was that this was from the 1950s but got the country totally wrong! Any idea whether this had any postal value (i.e. as in a charity stamp), or whether it is just a label?

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In Finland and rest of the Nordics there has been a century long tradition to include an anti tuberculosis seal (or some other charitable seal) on Christmas greetings. That seal has no postal function what-so-ever.

As in Taiwan majority of people don't celebrate Christmas, it is unlikely to be a Christmas seal but its function is likely to be similar.

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Thanks! In Greece there existed obligatory postal tax stamps for tuberculosis that were used around Christmas, but they were discontinued in the early 1950s. I assume that tuberculosis labels were more widespread globally.

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In Nordics the use was and is completely voluntary.

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