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Christmas Philatelic Club
Review of the January/February 2000 Yule Log
"Two 1999 First Day Ceremonies"
Washington, DC by George Rohrer, CPC #1499
Rudolph, WI by Roberta Olson, CPC #1517
"Ken Mackenzie Writer's Award
Winner"...announcing the winner of the award for 1999 - John Hotchner, Falls
Church, Virginia for his article "Experimental 1970 Christmas Precancels" which
appeared in the January/February 1999 Yule Log.
"The Regular Columnist's Award
Winner" ... announcing the winner of the award for 1999 - Rev. Frank Pieper,
Emden, Illinois for his column "Just a Sip - Religion on Christmas Stamps."
"Christmas Philatelic Club Auction"...Mary Turner, CPC #720 describes 93 lots of
Christmas philatelic items including First Day Covers, stamps, souvenir sheets, postal
"Just a Sip" - Religion on Christmas
Stamps"... Rev. Frank Pieper, CPC #1051,
continues to share his enjoyment of collecting Religion on Christmas stamps with readers
of the Yule Log. In this issue, Rev. Pieper shows stamps which illustrate a passage from
the gospel of Matthew: Wise Men See and Follow a Star.
'Round the World Christmas Covers...Richard
Beecher, CPC #987, shows a couple of covers that are underpaid. The covers made it to
their destination but the addressee had to pay postage due upon receipt because there was
no return address on them.
"1999 TPA Youth Christmas Cover Contest
Winners Announced"... Winners of the annual contest to design the cover of the
November / December issue of The Texas Philatelist are announced. The winning
entry is illustrated.
"Items from Italy"...Sergio
Ferrarese, CPC #1032, illustrates some Christmas postal stationery from Italy.
"Christmas Angels and a
few others, too"...article reprinted with permission from "Across the
Fence Post", journal of the Wisconsin Federation of Stamp Clubs.
"Guess the Title of the Carol"
Christina Howland, CPC #810 ... a quiz to win
first day ceremony programs. Answers to June by
"A Christmas Tree of Austrian
Postmarks" and "Noteworthy Postmarks"...Marc Collage, CPC #947 illustrates postmarks
from Austria and Belgium.
Yule Log Index and Cross Reference...information
how to obtain a copy of the Index from CPC Vice-President Ed Kalasa. The index is a listing of articles
which have appeared in the Yule Log from 1969-1998. Index
To see some of
the regular columns in the Yule Log, return to 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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