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1910 US Christmas Seal, fine centering


1907 type 1 US Christmas Seal, Fine

 

1917 Average - perforations touch or cut the design, in this case the bottom frameline

1910 barely fine - perforations clear the design; Barely in this case, but 1910 is one of the hardest seals to find well centered

1907 type 1, first US Christmas Seal, thin paper variety, fine


1912 US Christmas Seal, very fine centering


1907 US Christmas Seal, type 2 EF

 

1912 very fine - perforations clear the design more comfortably

1907 type 2, first US Christmas Seal, extermely fine +

 

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, and is published by the Christmas Seal and Charity Stamp Society. Most of my seals are not in the Store area, and do not have the shopping cart feature. I endeavor to keep my website up to date, and everything is in stock; I do not back order anything. Please call (740-587-0276) or email (john@christmasseals.net) your order, and I will confirm I have it, and get back to you right away. A large majority of my seals are F-VF, NH.

 

 


Emily Bissell's US Local Christmas Seal, 1908 Delaware


Denmark 1904 - World's First Christmas Seal

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

 

An Invitation to Granville Stamp Collector Shop


Granville, OH


234 E. Broadway, Granville, OH 43023

If you're ever in the central Ohio area, please make an appointment to stop by and meet us; call (740) 587-0276.

Call (217) 787-5864 to have your name added to the American Lung Association Christmas Seal mailing list.

About

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, I 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, The Cinderella Philatelist, as well as Seal News, the award winning quarterly journal of the CS&CSS.

John Denune Sr John Denune Jr
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Part of our emormous inventory with reference collection and huge stock