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What to Collect? Christmas Philatelic Resources Yule Log, CPC's bimonthly journal Ken Mackenzie Writer's Award


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The Founding of CPC

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What's in the July/August Yule Log?

Feature Articles

  • Ancient British Christmas Customs Depicted on Scott #1162-1167. . . by Greg Malzone, CPC #1696. . .This article describes five ancient Christmas customs illustrated on Great Britain 1986 Christmas set: The Glastonbury Thorn; The Tanad Valley Plygain; The Hebrides Tribute; The Drewsbury Church Knell; and The Hereford Boy Bishop.

  • Creating Christmas Cachets....a series of interviews of contemporary cachet makers... by Tom Neufer Emswiler . . .Interview Four: Cachet Makers Julian and Sharon Pugh
    One of America's most popular cachet makers and also known as the grand couple of cachet making, the Pughs have experienced much excitement in their twenty-five years of cachet making. They have created cachets for every US stamp since 1979 (until recently) and many have been hand painted or hand colored. This article describes some of their techniques and illustrates some of their Christmas issue cachet creations.

  • Christmas Stamp Stories - Washington's Prayer at Valley Forge. . . by Pastor Wilmer Bloy, CPC #1363 . . . Paster Bloy describes and illustrates the story behind the United States 1977 religious Christmas stamp which depicts Washington kneeling in prayer at Valley Forge.

  • Bob's Column ... by Bob Haslewood, CPC #860 . . .Bob illustrates and describes two Christmas items purchased at the ROYAL 2004 Royale stamp show in Halifax: a postcard from Hungary dated 1942, printed for the purpose of raising funds for the Hungarian military that were fighting in the USSR;   and a Christmas card used by sailors of the British Navy.

  • "Halifax ROYAL '04 Show Yields Lots of Material". . . by Richard L. Beecher, CPC #987. Richard illustrates and describes four interesting usages of Christmas stamps on Canadian covers:  a registered letter using 12 copies of the 1964 3 cents Christmas stamp; an undelivered letter to Australia using four copies of the 1964 3 cents stamp and returned to the sender Feb 1965; a special delivery letter using six of the 1964 5 cents Christmas stamp; an overpaid letter from Jan/Feb 1971 featuring three of the 6 cents Christmas issue plus three 5 peso Argentina stamps applied (as a fee) because the addressee had no permanent address and had to pick up the mail at a main post office. 

  • Yule Log Index and Cross Reference...information how to obtain a copy of the Index from CPC President Ed Kalasa. The index is a listing of articles which have appeared in the Yule Log from 1969-1999. Index Ordering Information

To see some of the regular columns in the Yule Log, return to the Yule Log page.

The Yule Log is edited by Jon Mills of Ottawa, Ontario. Christine Sanders of Englewood, Florida is the club's current president.

The invitation to membership in the Christmas Philatelic Club is open to any Christmas topical philatelist who is seriously interested in associating with those who collect likewise.

Current dues are $20 per year for persons living in North America. Other Countries: $30.00 (US funds). Send an international money order in US dollars.

Applications for membership are available from Secretary/Treasurer Jim Balog, PO Box 744, Geneva, Ohio 44042-0744 USA or complete this Application Form and send it to the secretary's address..


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For a sample issue of the Yule Log, send $3.00 to
P.O. Box 744

Geneva OH



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