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all year long...
Christmas Philatelic Club
January/February 1994 Yule Log
...each member's Yule Log contained a commemorative
souvenir elongated coin issued on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Christmas
"25 Years Ago in CPC".....Joan Klimchalk
reviews the first issue of the Yule Log. Number one was issued January 1, 1969 and
consisted of one page and was sent to 100 members of ATA to solicit Christmas collectors
who would be interested in forming an ATA Christmas unit.
"Christmas Philatelic Club - Founded in
Harmony"....an article by founder Ken Mackenzie outlining the benefits of membership.
Reprinted from the September, 1970 issue.
"Gift Wraps and Rappings"....incoming
editor, Edna Cummins, who took over for Ken in December 1970 had some nice words to say to
Ken, "Founding the Christmas Philatelic Club was one of the most wonderful Christmas
gifts any of us has ever received."
"CPC's First Chapter Meeting - New York
City".....details CPC's first get together September 10, 1971. Seven members and one
guest attended this meeting: Hans Baum #52, Bill Coughlin #180, Carl Eissmann #222, Mel
Garabrant #84, Helen Gillespie #216, Helen Lombardo (guest), Ann Minor #144 and Hilary
"The Story Behind the 1971 Christmas Philatelic
Club Covers"..... related by Bob Jones, CPC #21, secretary/treasurer at the time. The
covers were actually used to mail the Yule Logs with a Dec. 25, 1971 Bethlehem, Kentucky
postmark. A rubber stamp cachet included the words "The Yule Log/Monthly Journal of
the/Christmas Philatelic Club/Christmas Greetings" and an illustration of the Three
Kings following the Star.
Similar covers with a different cachet (snowman, Santa
and Merry Christmas/Christmas Philatelic Club) mailed from Partridge, Kentucky Dec. 25
were used to mail current membership cards to members. Member Hilary Smith supplied the
envelopes decorated with the rubber stamp designs.
"Santa Claus for Sale" an article from the
May 1983 Yule Log was chosen for reprinting by the editor. The article written by Ken
Mackenzie told about the development of Santa Claus, Arizona, first established in 1937.
The town was for sale in 1983 for $149,000.
"Focus on Members" featured writeups on Life
Members: Brother Raphael Cecchini, Grace V. Weller and Helen Gillespie.
"Harmony, Minnesota - A Brief
History".....In preparation for the Club's anniversary celebrations in Harmony,
Minnesota, member Gwen Herker visited Harmony, Minnesota. She relates a brief history of
the town along with some pictures she took while there.
Review the March/April 1994 Anniversary Edition of the Yule Log
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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