Society News

  1. Merry Christmas from The CS&CSS

    2021 CS&CSS Christmas Seal Christmas Card front 2021 CS&CSS Christmas Seal Christmas Card interior

    Download and print your own free 2021 Christmas cards featuring interesting and rare early US Christmas Seals.

    Print page one only, turn the page 180 degrees; then print page 2. Finally, fold the 8.5 x 11" sheet of paper horizontally, then vertically, and your card will fit in a standard small Christmas card envelope.

    If you didn't get any Christmas Seal this year, try calling 1-800-LUNG-USA

    PDF icon Christmas Card 2021.pdf
  2. Newly Discovered Seals

    1908 Victoria, BC anti Tuberculosis label tied on Unlisted 1912 Bay City Civic League TB Christmas Seal tied on

    The 1908 Victoria, BC appears to be a very early and exceedingly rare Canadian Local TB. The 1912 Bay City Civic League, US local TB Christmas Seal, is also unlisted.

    Bay City is included in an early list of institutions, Associations & Agencies Dealing with TB in the US & Canada - published by The Nat Assn for the Study & Prevention of TB; as follows: BAY CITY Civic League Free Dispensary, 609 Fífth Avenue (1908) : Hours: — Daily from 4.30 to 5.30 P. M. Physician in Charge:— Dr. F. E. Ruggles, Chairman oí Medical Staff.

    This information supplied by Brian McInturff.

  3. US Local TB Original Artwork

    Waukesha US Local TB Christmas Seal Original Art Waukesha US Local TB Christmas Seal Original Art Waukesha US Local TB Christmas Seal Original Art Waukesha US Local TB Christmas Seal Original Art Waukesha US Local TB Christmas Seal Original Art Waukesha US Local TB Christmas Seal Original Art Waukesha US Local TB Christmas Seal Original Art Waukesha US Local TB Christmas Seal Original Art Waukesha US Local TB Christmas Seal Original Art Waukesha US Local TB Christmas Seal Original Art Waukesha US Local TB Christmas Seal Original Art Waukesha US Local TB Christmas Seal Original Art

    Waukesha County Council for Child Welfare Sussex, WI. issued charitable US Local TB Seals from 1943 through 1962, Green's numbers 3302-3321. This unique collection of original artwork is oversized, most measuring 8x10", and is from the collection of John Denune, by way of Charles Lorenz, who ran a collector's service for the National Tuberculosis Association.

  4. Scott Specialized continues expanding Christmas Seal Section

    Scott Specialized US Postage Stamp Catalogue

    The Scott Specialized Catalogue of US Postage Stamps has continued expanding the Christmas Seal section for the 7th year. This year many Christmas Seal errors were added.

    The CS&CSS is very gratful for the efforts of Scott Specialized Catalogue, and our members who work with them.

    Order your Scott Specialized Catalogue from the publisher, Amos Media.

  5. Table of Contents for Back Issues of Seal News

    1907 type 1 US Christmas Seal error, Horizontal Pairs Imperforate Vertically, Largest Known Piece from a single sheet, found in 1981 under deskmat of Charles Lorenz by John Denune, Jr.

    This ongoing enormous project of our beloved Seal News Editor, and Vice President, David Teisler, is making our journal more useful. There are over six thousand pages of Seal News issued since 1931.  As new issues of Seal News are released, the project is expanding, and includes, issue, page, author, date, and title of scholarly articles.

    Office spreadsheet icon Table of Contents for Back Issues 10-2021.xls
  6. Newly Discovered, 2 Unlisted Palestine Israel TB + US Local TB Los Angeles

    Unlisted Israel Palestine anti tuberculosis label Unlisted Israel Palestine anti tuberculosis label Unlisted US Local 1938 Window Card Los Angeles Sanatorium

    The Hebrew translates to the LEAGUE FOR THE WAR ON TUBERCULOSIS IN ISRAEL. NESS-ZIONA (the town). Reported by member Ivan Krell of Australia

    Unlisted US Local 1938 Window Card (aprox 7" square) Los Angeles Sanatorium, a non sectarian Jewish hospital. From the collection of John Denune.

  7. Newly Discovered Argentina TB Poster?

    Argentina #101 1931 Poster Argentina #101w 1931 Window Label Argentina #101 1931 Booklet Pane Argentina #101 1931 Booklet Cover Argentina #120 1949 Rare Seal, last Jose Penna issue

    An unlisted Argentina #101 1931 Christmas seal poster (183 x 245 mm) was recently discovered. It is likely that more than a few old time seal collectors knew about this poster, but considered it outside the scope of Green's Catalog. It is very similar to the listed window label #101w (86 x 117 mm), but larger. Both feature a woman and child affixing #101 Christmas seals on Christmas cards and gifts.

    This seal, #101 1931 pictures swallows and nest, and is the first in a series issued by the Jose Penna Institute for Infectious Diseases (Instituto de Enfermedades Infecciosas "Jose Penna"). This charitable TB fundraising society issued seals thru 1949, when a Juan Peron government decree stopped the issuance of all fundraising or charity seals after 1948 (except their own, see 02/18/2021 news item), making the 1949 seal rare.

    The Jose Penna Institute wasn't the only charitable fundraising TB seal society stopped by this government decree. The Liga Argintina Contra La Tuberculosis de Rosario also issued a pane of 5 different seals in 1949. Picturing a portrait of Dr. Clemente Alvarez. I wish I could illustrate it here, however it is so rare it is not in our reference collection.

  8. CS&CSS meeting at Dr Sarrow's 7-27-1948

    1948 Meeting of the CS&CSS 1948 Meeting of the CS&CSS

    Thanks to Joesph D. Ward Jr. for identifying the people in this picture.

    Standing L to R - Carroll Lovering, Mrs Lovering, Mrs Anderson, Mr. Anderson, Dorsey Wheless, Miss Batchelor, Dr Sarrow, Charles Lorenz, Nell Fenker, Ed held, Miss Clemencon.

    Seated L to R - May Rigney, Igor Gondos (printer that did things for CSCSS and this group, like meeting labels etc), Mrs Lorenz, Miss Seimes, Mrs Hiraw (?), Jean Fraser.


    Dinner picture is same plus Mrs Sarrow.

  9. First US Christmas Seal, Early History, by George Painter

    Watch out for the Christmas Stamps Seals go on Sale in Wilmington Wilmington Delaware Sales Booth Clinic to be Saved Seals on Sale in Philadelphia Philadelphia Nurse Holding Sheet of Seals 1907 Type 2 Christmas Seal on Sale in Philadelphia Letters Wanting Annual Seals 1907 Kansas City Star Christmas Seal Article

    These fascinating early Wilmington and Philadelphia newspaper articles, submitted by George Painter, include a photo of a Wilmington sales booth, a tiny teaser ad before they went on sale, two Leigh Mitchell Hodges ads in the Philadelphia North American, and supportive letters to the editor. The first articles are from the Wilmington Morning News and the Philadelphia North American.

    George continues..."I just discovered the first newspaper article from west of the Mississippi about the 1907 seal. As more newspapers are added to chronicalingamerica and, there may be more. This is vital information to help with authentication of postmarks on 1907s outside of Wilmington, Philadelphia, and Washington (also using the newspaper publication dates in a particular area). There are now 12 Pennsylvania newspapers outside Philadelphia with December 1907 articles. Two of those are Reading and Chambersburg, both with known authentic tied 1907s. Obviously, the Pennsylvania Red Cross did a great job of publicizing the seals in the state. I also found the first upstate New York reference - Elmira on Dec. 23."