Varieties of Christmas Seals

There exists several varieties of the Danish Christmas Seal: serrated (only 1904), perforated, imperforated, and E-seals (electronic seals), souvenir-sheets (1953, 1958, 1976, and later), greetings-cards depicting the actual year's Christmas Seal (1988, 2000, and 2001), proofs, essays, reprints (private and official), postmarks, meters, songbooks, posters, supermarket bags, etc.   

Most of such items are purely commercial, and are sold for the benefit of the Christmas Seal Foundation in addition to the sale of the ordinary seals, to finance their activities for the children in need.  It is impossible to list all such varieties, as new ones are published each year, but one of the more extraordinary ones was published on cartons of milk in 1993 by the Jutland Diaries "Clover" (only available in Jutland and Funen).  

Mr. Toke Norby (Denmark) has sent me a photograph of such a carton, for publication on this site.

See 1993-sheet, third row, first seal from left, and second row, seals No. 5 and 6.  The link will open in a new window, so that you can compare immediately without leaving this page.  Close the window when you are done.

These two greetings cards from 2001 are from my own collection.  Click here to see the 2001-sheet where you will immediately see the inspiration for the cards.  

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Published 1999. Revised  12 jun 2004 
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