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Medium:
paper; ink (red, black); adhesive /
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
May 31, 1980
Description:
Emily Bissell (1861-1948) started the tradition of using Christmas Seals to help fight lung diseases. When Bissell, an active social worker in Wilmington, Delaware, was asked in 1907 to help raise funds for a small facility aiding tuberculosis patients, she began a campaign based on the Danish practice of adding charity stamps to holiday greeting cards. Her efforts were so successful that the campaign was taken nationwide the next year, and Christmas Seals have been used every year since then to raise awareness and funds.
The Emily Bissell stamp was issued in 1980.
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Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1999.2004.132
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Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm829ea4c9b-3ac0-4ef9-8795-362b5d0fcf7d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1999.2004.132