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Christmas Philatelic Club
What's in the January/February Yule Log?
Writer's Awards for 2004 Announced
Congratulations to Greg Malzone for winning the Best Article award for his
article "Early Swedish Christmas Customs Depicted on Scott #1657-1660."
The article appeared in the November/December 2004 Yule Log. Congratulations to
Pastor Wilmer Bloy, winner of the Best Regular Columnist Award. Pastor Bloy is the writer
of "Christmas Stamp Stories" column. The awards will be presented at the annual
CPC meeting being held at the August APS show in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Stories - Madonna and Child 2004. . . by Pastor
Wilmer Bloy, CPC #1363 . . . discussion of the U.S. Christmas Madonna stamps issued in
particular the 2004 issue portraying a painting by Piero di Giovanni. Illustrations
include covers prepared for cancellation from Christmas, MI and Bethlehem, KY.
... by Bob Haslewood, CPC
#860 . . .Bob discusses tagging errors found on several of Canada's Christmas
Wordplay . . . by Dennis Moore, CPC #1692
Christmas Stamps of St. Vincent & Tonga . . . by Steve Zirinsky, CPC #1745 . . . Steve
discusses the value of collecting revalued stamps from these countries. "Left over
stamps which had been originally printed for collectors but had not been purchased by them
have been recycled and printed over with new values for use as stamps of various sorts in
their respective countries."
Covers from Chad and Niger". . . by Richard
L. Beecher, CPC #987. Richard illustrates and describes several interesting Christmas
covers from Chad and Niger, two countries well known as prolific stamp issuers but not
well known as issuers of Christmas stamps.
Christmas Checklist Updates & Corrections . . . by Patricia Prevey, CPC #971 . . . click on the
link to see a pdf file of the updated list
Philatelic Club Auction #87 . . . with Mary
Turner, CPC #720 75 lot auction includes mint worldwide Christmas stamps, United
States FDCs and First Day cancels on postcards. BID DEADLINE: March 10, 2005.
CPC members only may participate.
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
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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