EXAMPLES OF CENTERING
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 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 - 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
If you're ever in the central Ohio area, please make an appointment to stop by and meet us; Call Me (740) 814-6031.
Call (217) 787-5864 to have your name added to the American Lung Association Christmas Seal mailing list. If that doesn't work, call 1-800 LUNG USA to speak to your regional ALA office,