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“The story of Canadian Local, Provincial & National Christmas Seals” with Robert Vogel and Clifford A. Beattie

The British Empire Study Group Online Talk & Social

“The story of Canadian Local, Provincial & National Christmas Seals”

with Robert Vogel and Clifford A. Beattie

Thursday, December 9th 6pm ET

Christmas Seals were designed in 1904 to ride the season’s good tidings to raise awareness for charitable causes. In six short years, the Danish people raised enough money through the Christmas Seal program to build a new sanitarium for those ailing with tuberculosis. Today, these non-postage, non-denominational “stamps” are part of an increasingly popular area called “Cinderellas.” Scott Catalog lists some Christmas Seals. Like postal stamps that are government issues and represent a recognized cash value, Cinderellas have no official exchange value, but in the case of Christmas Seals, they made dreams come true.

Join us on Thursday, December 9th at 6:00 pm ET with Robert Vogel and Cliff Beattie, authors of The National Christmas Seals of Canada, for “The story of Canadian Local, Provincial & National Christmas Seals”.

The event is FREE. Membership in the BESG is free but not required to attend our events.

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  1. Could you provide me with any details about a “National Spastics Society” that was added to a cover mailed on Dec. 19, 1961. For example:
    The seal is triangle shaped, 2 slightly rounded corners, blue, yellow in colour, with a red band “greetings” over two singing angels or choir members.
    Is this seal a “for runner of Easter Seals? How common are these seals? Were they printed every year? Where can I find more information about the seal as described above..? I am a “interesting cover” collector but “sorry to say” I generally do not collect “Christmas/Easter seals”… I can send you a j-peg photo of my cover if that would help, and any information you can provide will be truly appreciated..

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