1904 Denmark - 1st TB Seal issued at Christmas time / 1907 type 1- 1st US Christmas Seal® / 1908 type 2 Christmas Seal® / 1929 Christmas Seal® / 1934 Rare Stage 4 with "V" shaped cut out in sky beginning at the base of the double barred cross / #1 Danish West Indies TB Seal

American Philatelic Society affiliate #101, CS&CSS is a non profit organization formed in 1931 to attract people of all ages to the hobby of Christmas Seal collecting; to provide information and resources to aid members in the pursuit of this hobby; and to assist its members in acquiring and disposing of items for their collection. Member collecting interests include Christmas Seals, US and worldwide anti tuberculosis seals, other fundraising and, event seals, poster stamps, as well as seals on cover and all Cinderella Stamps. In 2009 the CS&CSS established the Emily Bissell Award for best competitive Christmas Seal exhibit. Members meet biannually at national and international philatelic exhibitions where their hobby and publications are on display and educational material is distributed from society booths. Current issues of Seal News, our award winning quarterly journal, are now available to members online at this site.

What The Society Does

The CS&CSS publishes a quarterly journal, Seal News, as well as a large catalog of seal collecting literature. 

Keeping Society literature current and making it more useful is a primary goal of the CS&CSS. Green's Catalog, named for it's author, CS&CSS member #2 Dick Green, was first published in 1930, and it remains the Bible of Christmas Seal® collecting. It is divided into 3 parts, US National Christmas Seals®, US Local TB Seals, and Foreign TB Seals. Raymond Mosbaugh wrote the catalog of Worldwide Red Cross Fundraising seals, as well as the All Fund Catalog, which is divided into sections listing US fundraising seals issued for causes other than Red Cross or Tuberculosis.  Nearly all titles are now available on CDs,  which save on international shipping and enabling anyone with a computer to print their own catalogs. There are many recently completed and ongoing literature projects, but many still remain.

Not all seal collecting literature is published by The CS&CSS. Information on more recent works like this are included in the News page.

Modern Meetings of the CS&CSS

Where we had an Educational Christmas Seal Booth
1986 Ameripex, Chicago 1989 Stamp Expo '89, Washington, DC
1997 Pacific '97, San Francisco, CA
1997 VAPEX, Virginia Beach, VA
1999 MIDAPHIL, Kansas City, MO
2001 ROPEX, Rochester, NY
2003 Stampshow, Columbus, OH
2006 Washington 2006 World Philatelic Exhibition
2007 VAPEX, November 9-11
2009 APS Stampshow August 6-9, Pittsburgh, PA
2009 StampExpo 400, September 25-27, Albany, NY
2011 APS Stampshow August 11-14, Columbus Convention Center
2013 APS StampShow, Milwaukee, WI, August 8-11

2015 APS StampShow, Grand Rapids, MI, August 20-23

2016 World Stamp Show, NY, NY, May 28- June 4

1911 type 2 Christmas Seal® / 1912 Christmas Seal® / 1913 type 2 Christmas Seal® / Belgian TB Seal / Peruvian TB Seal / Ecuadorian TB Seal

CS&CSS Club Auction

Auction Manager

Joseph D. Ward Jr.
801 N. Bay Country Circle
Wichita, KS 67235-1953
316-729-6426

Seal News

Our award winning Quarterly Journal, with current issues now available to members online at this site. To set up your account, call or email your webmaster, John Denune (740) 587-0276 jdenune@roadrunner.com

Editor

David Teisler
268 Linden Avenue
Red Hook, NY 12571
845-758-9278
1909 Christmas Seal® / 1910 Christmas Seal® / 1914 Christmas Seal® / 1915 Christmas Seal® / 1916 Christmas Seal® / 1918 type 1 Christmas Seal® from sheet of 100

Officers of the Society

Board of Governors

Governor and Director at Large

Dean Schraufnagel