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  1. Eva & Juan Peron Christmas Seals

    Eva "Evita" Peron Christmas Seals, c.1950

    For a time, these fundraising seals, issued around 1950 replaced Christmas Seals in Argentina. This charity aided poor children and provided toys at Christmas, meals, candy and clothing. The organization faltered after Eva's death, and was shut down when Juan Peron was overthrown in 1955. From time to time, decades later, storehouses of toys from this charity, secured by the Peronists to keep them from being looted, have turned up. Thanks to Kevin Akin for providing this history. 

  2. 1918 Type 2 Non Straight Edge Seals

    1918-2x5, perf 12 1/2, PM at L 1918-2x4 perf 12 1/2, PM top, SE bottom, VM R&L 1918-2.2x4, perf 12 1/2 x roul 9 1/2, PM top, SE bottom, VM R&L 1918-2.4x4, roul 9 1/2 x perf 12 1/2, roul margin top, SE bottom, VM R&L 1918-2.6x4, roul 9 1/2 horizontally, roul 12 1/2 at left, and perf 12 1/2 thru the center (vertically) and on the right side, PM top, SE bottom, VM R&L

    The 1918 type 2 Christmas Seals were not issued in sheets of 100; only in booklet panes of 10. Except for a few, nearly every seal from the 15 different type 2 booklet panes of ten are straight edge. The 7 1918 panes listed below yield a few type 2 seals perforated on all four sides (P4S), or non straight edge seals. These 7 panes are scarce so, when intact, they should never be broken.

    P4S Perforation 12 1/2

    1) Green's #18-2x5 (Scott #WX22m)1918 ty 2, perf 12 1/2, pane of 10, 2x5, straight edge on three sides (SE3S), perforated margin (PM) at left. This would yield 3 P4S seals. (Illustrated)

    2) Green's #18-2x7 (Scott #WX22L) 1918 ty 2, perf 12 1/2, pane of 10, 2x5, SE3S, PM at right . (WX22L). This would yield 3 P4S seals. (Illustrated)

    P4S Combo perf 12 1/2 & 12

    3) Green's #18-2.9x8 (Scott #WX22k) 1918 ty 2 perf 12 1/2 with 2nd and 4th vertical rows perf 12, pane of 10, 5x2, SE2S, PM at top and right. This pane will yield 3 P4S seals, 2 are combinations per 12 1/2 & 12 (perf 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 12, and the other perf 12 1/2 x 12 x 12 1/2 x 12 1/2).

    There is no 1918 type 2 perf 12 1/2 x 12 P4S seal.

    Any 1918 type 2 non straight edge seal tied on cover is rare.

    Also, there are 1918 type 2 panes with a varying margin (VM) at right and left, which will yield what might appear to be a non straight edge seal. These varying margins were created when some 1918 type 2 press sheets, with perforated or roulette vertical gutters were cut. A VM pane can show perfs, or roulettes on one or both sides, depending on how well the pane was cut. Sometimes, one side is straight edge, and the other side may have a tiny margin. Upon closer inspection, even though the perfs or roulettes are present, they are knife cut, not torn apart but cut apart.

    4) 1918-2x4 (Scott #WX22f), pane of 10 (2x5) perf 12 1/2, PM at top, VM R&L (Illustrated)

    5) 1918-2.2x4 (Scott #WX22e), pane of 10 (2x5) perf 12 1/2 x roul 9 /2, PM at tom, VM R&L (Illustrated)

    6) 1918-2.4x4 (Scott #WX22h), pane of 10 (2x5) roul 9 1/2 x perf 12 1/2, PM at top, VM R&L (Illustrated)

    7) 1918-2.6x4 (Scott #WX22i), pane of 10 (2x5) roul 9 1/2 horizontally, roul 12 1/2 at left, and perf 12 1/2 thru the center (vertically) and on the right side, PM at top, VM R&L (Illustrated)

     

  3. #1 & #2 Norwegian TB Christmas Seals reversed in most Catalogs

    #1 1906 & #2 1907 Norwegian TB Christmas Seal tied on proving reversal of dates of issue.

    #1 1906 smaller seal, Queen Maud

    #2 1907 larger seal, Queen Maud

    These were discovered to be reversed, with the larger seal being the first, issued in 1906, and the smaller 1907. This error seems to have originated in early European catalogues. The proof of the reversal was the dates of the seals tied on cover.

  4. 100th Anniv of Int Union Against TB

    Tuberculosis Germ

    The Union is a global scientific organisation working to improve health for people in low and middle-income countries. Tuberculosis (TB) is a curable and treatable disease yet it is the leading infectious disease killer worldwide, accounting for 1.45 million deaths in 2018 alone. The Union works towards the global elimination of TB, and supports high-quality, accessible prevention and care for people with and at risk of TB.

    Christmas seals continue to be a tool in the arsenal of the war against TB, and the Union holds an annual Christmas Seal Contest among the nations of the world. Check out this year, and previous winners.

    The International Union against TB - Christmas Seal Contest 2014-2020

  5. 1924 Wheat Ridge Local TB - Varieties Discovered by CS&CSS Member Jerry Craig

    1924 Wheat Ridge US Local TB Christmas Seal pane of 5 1924 Wheat Ridge US Local TB Christmas Seal - Type One 1924 Wheat Ridge US Local TB Christmas Seal - Type Two 1924 Wheat Ridge US Local TB Christmas Seal - Type Three

    Green's #1024 1924 Wheat Ridge US local TB seal pictures three wisemen on camels following the Star of Bethlehem. Just this month, August 2020, CS&CSS member Jerry Craig discovered 3 varieties that seem to occur on every pane of five. From the top down, positions 1, 2, and 4 are type one. Position 3 is type two, and position 5 is type three. 

    Type One - Saddle under first rider has green rectangle, striped section of saddle under second rider with red background

    Type Two - Saddle under first rider with yellow rectangle, striped section of saddle under second rider with red background

    Type Three - Saddle under first rider has green rectangle, striped section of saddle under second rider without red background

  6. The National Christmas Seals of Canada 1927 - 2018

    Canadian National Christmas Seals

    Cliff A. Beattie, Andrew Chung and Robert D. Vogel
    Released November 2019.
    182 pages, 8.5 × 11, Spiral bound.
    Colour C$ 38.00 [ISBN 978-1-989280-02-7].

    This second edition of The National Christmas Seals of Canada 1927-2018 includes new National Christmas Seals since 2008, Quebec Christmas Seals and Country Hearts and Country Valentines to 2018, and Spring Seals to 2019 plus new discoveries and updates. New topics include the annual Christmas Seal sale and campaign letters; Christmas Seal errors, freaks and oddities; and ornaments and Christmas Seals issued by the provincial associations of The Lung Association.

    Andrew Chung has been active in Canadian philately since the mid-1970s. His collecting interests are Canada Christmas Seals, Replacement and Publicity first day covers of the Canada Post Office, postage due use, postal notes and money orders, postal rates and fees of the Elizabethan era, Universal Postal Union (UPU) and Postal Union of the Americas and Spain (PUAS) presentation items, and reply coupons (including Newfoundland).

    Cliff Beattie began collecting in 1960. In 1970, his collecting endeavours expanded to include Canadian National Christmas Seals, including the Local Christmas Seals issued by various sanatoriums in Canada. In 2008, he collaborated with Andrew Chung and Bob Vogel to create a first edition of the National Christmas Seals of Canada Catalogue and now, in 2019, he has again worked with Andrew and Bob to create the second edition.

    Bob Vogel began collecting mint and used Canada in 1964. In 1970, his interest turned to the postal history of Muskoka District and he gradually assembled a comprehensive collection, exhibiting it at the local level. In the mid-1990s his interest changed to the postal history of Berlin/Kitchener, Ontario, focusing on the machine cancels of that community, and he exhibited at National level. In addition to his involvement with the Christmas Seal catalogue, Bob is also the Chairman of the BNAPS First Day Cover Study Group.

  7. The National Dental Association

    Early National Dental Assn, American Dental Assn. Mosbaugh All Fund, Medical section 9 #110.01-.04

    The National Dental Association became the American Dental Association in 1922. These are listed in the Mosbaugh All Fund Catalog, Section 9, Medical #110

    .01 1913-17 "National Dental Association"

    .02 1918 1918-20 "National Dental Association", but  gaps in green ornamental frameline above "NDA". Green lighter, showing leaves individually at bottom.

    .03 1921 "National Dental Association" The outside lines on NDA logo meet at the bottom

    .04 1922 Name changed to "American Dental Association" The outside lines on NDA logo meet at the bottom

  8. 1921 Christmas Seal Electrotype Proofs

    1921 NTA Christmas Seal Publicity, electrotype proof by Ernest Hamlin Baker 1921 NTA Christmas Seal Publicity, electrotype proof by Ernest Hamlin Baker 1921 NTA Christmas Seal Publicity, electrotype proof by Ernest Hamlin Baker 1921 NTA Christmas Seal Publicity, electrotype proof by Ernest Hamlin Baker 1921 NTA Christmas Seal Publicity, electrotype proof by Ernest Hamlin Baker 1921 NTA Christmas Seal Publicity, electrotype proof by Ernest Hamlin Baker 1921 NTA Christmas Seal Publicity, electrotype proof by Ernest Hamlin Baker 1921 NTA Christmas Seal Publicity, electrotype proof by Ernest Hamlin Baker 1921 NTA Christmas Seal Publicity, electrotype proof by Ernest Hamlin Baker 1921 NTA Christmas Seal Publicity, electrotype proof by Ernest Hamlin Baker

    These electrotype proofs were created by the National Tuberculosis Association for the 1921 Christmas Seal campaign. All signed Ernest Hamlin Baker, this artist also designed 1919 and 1920 Christmas Seals. The Publicity department of the NTA used these images in newspapers and magazines to promote their important work.

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