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Christmas Philatelic Club
What's in the July/August Yule Log?
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.
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.
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.
... 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.
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.
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The Yule Log is edited by Jon Mills of Ottawa, Ontario. Christine Sanders of Englewood, Florida is the club's
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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