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  1. 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 worn plate caused gaps in ornamental frameline above "NDA"

    .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

  2. 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.

  3. 1913 Christmas Seal Types

    1913 type 1 Christmas Seal 1913 type 2a Christmas Seal 1913 type 2b Christmas Seal 1913 type 3 Christmas Seal 1913 type 4 Christmas Seal 1913 type 4 Christmas Seal tied on 1913 Christmas Seal Essay, E1a 1913 Christmas Seal Essay, E3 1913 Christmas Seal Essay, E4 1913 Christmas Seal Essay, E6 1913 Christmas Seal Essay, E7 1912-14 Chicago Local TB Christmas Seals

    There are four major types of the 1913 Christmas Seal, and varieties within these types. Also illustrated are some of the proposed designs, or essays created in the development of the finished seal, as well as the Chicago local that closely resembles the type 1.

     

    1) Poinsettia flowers in the side panels. This, the holy grail of US Christmas Seal collecting is very rare, with only one sheet believed to have been produced. 

    2a) Poinsettia flowers removed, but green circles around the crosses in the side panels remain. Bottom left of upper ribbon with “American Red Cross” has closed curl (filled in green).

    2b) Poinsettia flowers removed, but green circles around the crosses in the side panels remain. Bottom left of upper ribbon with “American Red Cross” has open curl (filled in red).

    Type 2a&b varieties only discovered in the new melinum by CS&CSS member, Joseph Ward

    3) Green circles around the crosses in the side panels removed.

    4) Imperforate, issued without gum,  with printed dashes (simulated roulette) between seals. Unknown origin, but some examples have partial printing on back; an important clue yet to be decyphered. I'm also illustrating the only known tied on

    Some Essays - imperforate, issued without gum in panes of 10 (2x5) One bears a strong resemblance to the type one, with poinsettias in the side panels, but sharper, with proof like details. Varieties include, black vignette, green vignette, incomplete poinsettias, and fewer shading lines above the highest mountain.

    Chicago local TB Christmas Seals used US National designs from 1912-1914. The1913 issue bears a strong resemblance to type 1, but is easily distinguished by comparison. Both have  poinsettias in the side panels, but the Chicago local is lighter green, and Santa's sleigh has red in it. The Chicago local is not as finely printed as the the national issue. Though not visible on this illustration, the Chicago local has a Union Label, just below the center bottom of each seal. 

  4. 1925 Christmas Seal Types

    1925 type 1 Christmas Seal 1925 type 2 Christmas Seal 1925 type 3 Christmas Seal

    There are three major types of the 1925 Christmas Seal, and varieties within these types.

    Type One, printed by Eureka - The red line around "1925" stops at the green line at the top of the bottom panel and does not join the red background below. The rays around the flames are like the Type II in early impressions, but more frequently show signs of wear, are only slightly tapered, and are blunt at the tips. Rays mostly alternate long and short.

    Type Two, printed by Edwards & Deutsch - The red line around "1925" crosses the green line and joins the red background of the bottom panel. Rays are tapered and sharp pointed, mixed long and short as Type I.

    Type Three, printed by Gugler - Similar to Type I but rays around flames are shorter and of a more even length, and usually have sharper points. Letters "ea" of "Health" are smaller and more nearly closed. They come in two types of letters, one with heavy "rr" and the other with thin "rr" in "Merry".

  5. 1934 Christmas Seal - 4 Stages of the Light Blue Plate

    1934 Light Blue Plate, Stage 1 1934 Light Blue Plate, Stage 3 1934 Light Blue Plate, Stage 2 1934 Light Blue Plate, Stage 4 1934 Light Blue Plate, Stages 1-4, Complete Seals

    The four stages of the 1934 light blue plate are confusing and often difficult to see on the complete Christmas Seals. These images were photo-shopped from a stage one light blue plate, Eureka progressive color proof.

    Clearly, the National Tuberculosis Association kept cutting away more and more of the light blue plate so the wording, "Season's Greetings", the date, "1934" and finally the double barred cross, were more visible. Unless the plates were aligned perfectly, these details were hard to see.

    The first 3 stages of the light blue plate were used on common Christmas Seal printings. Eureka, early printing of Strobridge, and Edwards & Deutsch used stage one. Stage two was used by USPS. Stage three was used on later printing of Strobriodge and Stage four is a rare Strobridge variety, existing only as a complete seal.

    Light Blue Plate Stages

    1) “Season’s Greetings 1934” is in characters slightly larger than on the ultramarine plate

    2) “Season’s Greetings” has been cut away leaving a white panel in its place, but “1934” is still as in stage 1

    3) “1934” has also been cut away leaving a squat T-shaped white panel in place of lettering and date

    4) The cross has also been cut away bringing the white panel to a point at about the center of the seal. The white panels are covered by the ultramarine screen in the complete seals, but show quite clearly through the screen.

  6. Corona Virus Awareness Sheet

    Corona Virus Awareness Seal, from sheet of 48

    Print your own COVID-19, sheet of 48

    The best way to prevent illness from COVID-19 is to avoid being exposed to the virus, as there is no vaccine to prevent COVID-19.

    According to the CDC, the virus is thought to be spread mainly from person-to-person. This means it may spread between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet), or through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

    The CDC also reports that it may be possible for someone to get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object with the virus on it, and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

    PDF icon cs&css corona virus awareness sheet.pdf
  7. The Outstanding Seals of Canada - Cliff Beattie Updates Three CS&CSS Titles

    Green's Canadian Local & Provincial TB Christmas Seal Catalog Mosbaugh's Canadian Red Cross Seal Catalog

    These beautiful volumes have been re-done, written and kept up to date for over ten years by CS&CSS member Cliff Beattie. Cliff, a member of the CS&CSS Board of Governors, has also been an editor for the Canadian Christmas Seal section of the Unitrade Catalogue, and is a member of the Saskatoon Coin Club. Due to the high cost of printing and shipping, many CS&CSS titles are sold on CD, all priced at $8.95 + $3.25 shipping (regardless of the size of the order)

    Collectors who prefer a bound color catalog may request a printed copy from your webmaster, John Denune, jr., john@christmasseals.net. The cost is 12 cents a page on premium 32 lb paper + $2 comb binding + $3.25 domestic Media Mail shipping + $10 donation to the CS&CSS. A 175 page catalog would be 175 x .12 + $2 + $3.25 + $10= $36.25

    1) Green's Catalog of Canadian Local & Provencial TB Christmas Seals, 2020 edition, 175 pages

    2) Mosbaugh Catalog of Canadian Red Cross Seals, 2020 edition, 80 pages

    3) Beattie Canadian National, Provincial & Local Easter Seal Catalog, 2020 edition, 120 pages

     

  8. NTA Publicity Department

    1927 NTA Publicity Department #201.1 child in bed 1927 NTA Publicity Department #201.3 toothbrush bathtub 1927 NTA Publicity Department #201.3 jumping rope 1927 NTA Publicity Department #201.4 boy at breakfast 1927 NTA Publicity Department #203 Doctor & Stethoscope 1929 NTA Publicity Department #204 patient putting on shirt 1931 NTA Publicity Department #206 David & Goliath NTA Publicity Poster Stamps

    From 1927 through 1931 the National Tuberculosis Association Publicity Department created a series of  bold poster stamp designs. These were created for Publicity rather than Fund Raising. Posters of these poster stamps were only recently discovered. The first 4, 1927 #201-.4 measure 15.5 x 19.75"; the two Doctor and Patient designs, 1927/1929 #203-4 come in 2 sizes, small 11x14" and large 18x22"; David & Goliath, 1931 #206 measures 11 x14"

    Poster stamps of the first 4 designs were also used in 1927 as US Local TB fundraising seals, with "Brooklyn TB & Health Assn."added at top, and "293 Schermerhorn Street" added at bottom.

  9. NEW Green's US Local TB Catalog

    Green's Catalog of US Local TB Christmas Seals, 2020 edition, Brian McInturff Green's Catalog of US Local TB Christmas Seals, 2020 edition, Brian McInturff Green's US Local TB Christmas Seal Catalog, 2020 edition Greens US Local TB Christmas Seal Catalog, 2020 edition Greens US Local TB Christmas Seal Catalog, 2020 edition Greens US Local TB Christmas Seal Catalog, 2020 edition Greens US Local TB Christmas Seal Catalog, 2020 edition

    The long awaited 2020 edition is HERE. For the first time, many exceedingly rare and desirable Local TB Christmas Seals are illustrated in full color. Over the decades nearly all of these associations were absorbed by the national.

    There has been talk about updating this important piece of Christmas Seal & Charity Stamp Society literature for over 20 years. Brian McInturff stepped in and did it! We are taking orders for the CD edition $8.95 (+ $3.25 S&H) or the printed editon, 218 pages (full color comb bound) $39.00 (+ $3.25 S&H). Make your check payable to "CS&CSS" and mail to: John Denune, CS&CSS Catalog Chairman, 234 E. Broadway, Granville, OH 43023 (740) 587-0276 john@christmasseals.net

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