This article, The Christmas Stamp, was published in the 6 July 1907 issue of The Outlook. It was written by Danish born muckraker journalist and social worker, whom President Teddy Roosevelt called a great American, Jacob A. Riis. Right after reading this article, Emily P. Bissell was inspired to create the first US Christmas Seal. Riis had six brothers die of tuberculosis, and suggests a Christmas time penny TB seal campaign, similar to what was so successful in Denmark since 1904, be used in the US for education and prevention of the disease.
1) Publicity photo of Einar Holboll, the father of The Christmas Seal.
2) 1915 Red Cross Christmas Seal Campaign.
3) 1931 publicity photo of Vanderbilt coach used on Christmas Seal.
4) 1933 publicity photo of Christmas Seal Album being presented to the President. Dr. Wm Charles White, Pres DC TB Assn, FDR, Dorsey Wheless, CS&CSS member who put the collection together, unknown woman, Dr. Kendall Emerson, Director of the NTA.
5) 1933 Publicity photo of Emily P. Bissell at her desk.
6) 1935 Christmas Seal artist Ernest Hamlin Baker with model for Christmas Seal Virginia McMullen.
7) 1936 publicity photo of Leigh Mitchell Hodges, and Emily P. Bissell.
8) 1939 Publicity photo of Kendall Emerson and Emily P. Bissell.
9) 1940 publicity photo of President FDR meeting child models of the Christmas Seal.
10) December 25th 1940 Special staff meeting of the National Tuberculosis Association Merry Christmas to all Sate and Local TB Associations.
11) November 1946 Miss Bissell's nurse, Emily P. Bissell, Leigh Mitchell Hodges, and Charles L. Newcomb.
12) 1949 publicity photo of actor Charles Coburn and Leigh Mitchell Hodges.
Member logon for Seal News coming soon. Does anyone know the location of the 1911 type 5 vertical coil? This poor quality illustration was taken from the 1973 edition of Green's Catalog.
Please email nominations to replace old officers and board members whose terms are expiring. All of our officers and most of our board members will be leaving at the end of their term because of CS&CSS constitutional term limits. Wouldn't it be nice if the US Government followed our lead and extended term limits beyond the Presidency to Congress? A healthy club is always on the look out for members who want to get involved in service work. Please condiser taking this step for yourself or a friend who might just be waiting to be asked. Email an Election Committee member, Seal News Editor, David Teisler email@example.com, or Secretary-Treasurer Clifford Irving firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Christmas Seal & Charity Stamp Society at 2013 APS StampShow, Milwaukee, WI, August 8-11
The CS&CSS will have a club table, with display and CS&CSS literature for sale. Free Christmas Seals for new members.
There will be a CS&CSS meeting at the show. Admission is free. Follow this link to preregister. More info to come.
Submitted by member Tim McGinnis, author of the greatly revised Mosbaugh Easter Seal Section Stamp Boards for Cinderellas,http://www.stampcommunity.org/forum.asp?whichpage=1&FORUM_ID=17&sortfiel...
1976 American Lung Association Pamphlet, with the help of Green's Catalog, listing 76 World Wide Christmas Seal issuing countries, and crediting Denmark, as the inventor of the first "Christmas Seal" in 1904.
Follow this link, and click on "December 2011", next click on "December 11, 2011 (hour 2)" The interview begins halfway through the hour.
The National design, as usual, one of last years design experiments with a new date; as well as 4 different new design experiments. Each of these 5 sheets was issued with a special occasion sheet with gift tags. There are also 2 different gift tag booklets, and 2 different gift tag sheets. It is likely that more varieties, particularly of the national design will turn up in the near future. The next issue of Seal News will have a report on these new issues.
Memoria De Las Estampillas De Lucha Contra La Tuberculosis, 70 Anos 1940-2010, by Alejandro Grossmann Epper, 79 numbered pages with 36 posters illustrated on 4 unnumbered pages in the front and back of the book. 8 ½ x 11” full color, soft cover, illustrating full sheets, used seals, tied ons, and some related TB material such as an early tb bond and tb lottery tickets, loads of information, written in Spanish.
This handbook, as Grossmann calls it, is a must have for any serious collector of Mexican TB seals. It has the look and feel of a high priced auction catalog. The color printing is outstanding; so much so, if you were not a collector it would negate the need to collect the seals. Every page is professionally laid out; the work of a graphic artist. The official Christmas Seal website of Mexico is located at, http://www.tbsealsmexico.org/english.htm and may be adding this book in the near future. In the meantime, the book is available from the author, Alejandro Grossmann Epper, for 20 dollars + 4.95 by Priority Mail, pay by Pay Pal to email@example.com