Welcome

I, John Denune, am a dealer in collectable Christmas Seals®, charity labels, and cinderella stamps. My address is, 234 E. Broadway, Granville, Ohio 43023; e-mail jdenune@roadrunner.com phone (740) 587-0276; I offer Fast Service, Competitive Prices, and of course, Satisfaction Guaranteed; Ohio residents add your county sales tax. Orders under $100.00 add $3.25, all other domestic orders are postpaid. International buyers pay actual postage. Payment by PayPal (to jdenune@roadrunner.com), personal check, money order, or cash. I'm always interested in purchasing seals, and am happy to answer any Christmas seal questions. 

Emily Bissell - developer of 1st US Christmas Seal Honored on US Stamp, Bissell's 1908 Delaware US Local TB seal, 1908 Kensington US Local TB seal, World's First TB Seal issued at Christmas time - Denmark 1904, the source of Bissell's inspiration for the 1st US Christmas Seal, after she read this article by Jacob A. Riis.

 


type 1 tied on postcatd 12-26-1907 Wilmington, and another 12-1907 Philadelphia - POR

 


WX11 1913 type 1 -  several copies in stock- price on request

Catalog numbers are from Green's Tuberculosis Seals of the World Catalog, the Bible of Christmas seal collecting. Green's Catalog is offered on the Christmas Seal Literature page.

 

What is a Christmas Seal®?

 
a) a comerical holiday label used on Christmas mail and packages
b) a tuberculosis or lung charity label issued at Christmas time by any of 76 different countries, totaling hundreds of different national and local tb societies, as stated in this pamphlet issued in 1976 by the American Lung Association
c) a fundraising seal which includes the double barred cross, proposed in 1902 at the international conference on TB in Berlin, as the international symbol of the fight against TB
d) a tb seal issued by the ALA, or any other Organizational or Constituent Member of the International Union against TB & Lung Disease
e) an entry in the "Christmas Seal contest" held at the World Conference on Lung Health, the annual convention of the International Union against TB & Lung Diesase
f) a seal issued by the ALA or it’s predecessors, since it’s acquisition of a registered trademark for the term in 1987

If you choose “f”, you are correct, Christmas Seal® is a registered trademark of the American Lung Association.

Recently Discovered Error, A Single partial row in a sheet of 1907 type 1 VPIH
(vertical Pair Imperforate Horizontally) go to Christmas Seal Errors & Freaks

 

Free US Christmas Seal Albums

Free 170 page Comprehensive Christmas Seal Album on CD, requires MS Word 2003 and a printer
Free 41 page US Christmas Seal Album on CD, requires MS Word and a printer
Just call (740) 587-0276 or e-mail jdenune@roadrunner.com

Australia #561, 1951 block of 8,    US 1916 EF,           US 1918 type 1PS,           Swiss #21 1931

 

An Invitation to Granville Stamp Collector Shop

If you're ever in the central Ohio area, please make an appointment to stop by and meet us.

Getting to know the Denune's

There are Actually two John Denune's; Sr., and Jr.. Dressed for 1991 ALA Gala fundraiser in Columbus Ohio where dad and I provided a Christmas Seal display, attended by ALA Charperson Kristi Yamaguchi (olympic Gold Medal Figure Skater, and Dancing With the Stars Winner); She was ALA Chairperson again in 2008.

Dad started collecting Christmas Seals seriously in 1969, joining the CS&CSS, and over the years purchasing large lots from major dealers including Ray Mosbaugh, Charles Bellinghausen, Charles Lorenz, Robert Wood, Vernon Bressler, and Roger Sargent. In 1981, while I was on an hiatus from college, we began our Christmas Seal business. Dad is the collector and, and I (John, Jr.) am the author of our Christmas Seal pricelists, albums and websites.

We have both served on the Christmas Seal & Charity Stamp Society Board of Governors, and are past presidents of that society. The CS&CSS is an American Philatelic Society affiliate (#101), and a non profit organization established in 1931 by collectors to promote the hobby of Christmas Seal collecting. We have both served as volunteer editors of CS&CSS literature, and assisted writers in their exhibits, articles and literature projects. Both of us have written Christmas Seal articles for publications including the American Philatelist, Linn's Stamp News, and The Cinderella Philatelist, as well as Seal News, the award winning quarterly journal of the CS&CSS.

Part of our emormous inventory of US and Worldwide Christmas Seals

 

Visit our family geneology website denune.org

Telephone
740-587-0276
Postal address
234 E. Broadway, Granville, OH 43023
Electronic mail
Sales: jdenune@roadrunner.com