| This basic glossary defines many of the most basic terms used to identify U.S. Christmas Seals Accessories such as: Address labels, Bookmarks, Calendars, and Note Pads. A separate glossary for Christmas Seals and other Charity Seals is also provided here. List of Stamp and Charity Seal Catalogs used for Identification and Descriptions. |
Accessory Packages: Betsy & Chuck Berry developed Green's Catalog Numbers such as "A" for Address Labels and other items that did not accompany seals. The second half of an Accessory Number with "S" or "T" or no letter indicates the associated seal.
Blank: Sheets of address labels, etc., that are not personalized with a recipient's name.
Booth Envelope: Booth envelopes were used to dispense Christmas Seals in booths which were set up in local USPS Offices.
Contribution Form: Accompanies a seal mailing to suggest how much the recient should donate.
Gift Tag: A "To/From" label to put on a gift.
Note Paper: Small pads of writing paper which usually include an image of Christmas or Spring themes.
Paper Gifts: These are accessories that do not fit into another category, and include some jewelry and other items.
Stock Number: A number such as "92-20-T2" or "8000-3" printed on many recent ALA products.
Package Inserts: Package inserts contained various messages, and an image of the then current NTA seal or an adaptation of it. They were printed with and without text on the reverse.
Personalized: The Address label includes the name of the prospective donor.
Sample: A package addressed to "John Q. Sample", etc.
Test: Wording about the test in place of a person's name.