Christmas Seals

The idea for Christmas Seals originated in Denmark in 1904. Based on the successful 1908 campaign in the United States the Women's National Health Association Ireland issued the first Irish Christmas Seals in 1909.

1925 Christmas seal issued by the Women's National Health Association of Ireland, Dublin, printed by Dundalgan Press, Dundalk
1944 Seal issued by the Anti-Tuberculosis Section of the Irish Red Cross Society.
1938 Seal issued by Tipperary After Care Association.
Street tag issued by the Cork Anti-Tuberculosis Association.


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Next Event

The next Annual General Meeting of the ÉPA will be held in conjunction with BALPEX 2018.  The show will take place at the Delta Baltimore Hunt Valley Inn, 245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, Maryland.Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport,

The dates for BALPEX are August 31, September 1 & 2, 2018.  The AGM will take place on Saturday, September 1,  at 2:00 p.m.  Our business meeting will be followed by a speaker on some aspect of Irish philately.   All are invited.