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all year long...
Christmas Philatelic Club
Review of the January/February 1998 Yule Log
The Evolution of United States Christmas Stamps...
Serge E. Logan, CPC #1541, describes the 101 face-different Christmas stamps of the United
States. This total increases to 181 by adding the great variety of collecting types, ie,
luminescent tagged, different formats, precanceled etc. Several issues are illustrated.
(Reprinted from "Across the Fence Post," newsletter of the Wisconsin Federation
of Stamp Clubs.)
Ken Mackenzie Writer's Award Winner...The 1997
Ken Mackenzie Writer's Award Winner is Linda Lawrence of Lexington, Kentucky for her
article "Christmas Cancels of Kentucky" which
appeared in the January/February, 1997 issue of the Yule
CPC Election of Officers...Officers of the Christmas Philatelic Club for the 1998-99 term
From the President's Desk...Newly elected
President Glenn Vasbinder invites members to get involved with CPC in some manner. Members
are invited to write to him or other officers of the Club to voice their likes/dislikes.
Via Nazareth... Member Victor Tommaso tells
members how to send a Christmas card "via Nazareth."
VAPEX '97...Editor June Berwald describes the
Club's meeting at VAPEX in November. Two pages of pictures are included. CPC members who
exhibited and won awards include:
Stephen S. Washburne (CPC #1535) Gold Award, Postal History Society
Douglas K. Lehmann (CPC #742) Vermeil Award, Christmas Seal and Charity
Stamp Society Award
Joan M. Klimchalk (CPC #816) Vermeil Award, ATA Silver Medal, People's
Annette Gruber (CPC #1104) Silver-Bronze Award
June E. Berwald (CPC #1354) Silver-Bronze Award
Mary Turner (CPC #720) Bronze Award
Chatterbox...Kathy Ward gives the progress of
the Yule Log Index and Cross Reference and thanks the people who sponsored this effort by
purchasing an ad. Kathy also illustrates and describes the Christmas stamps of Canada for
Christmas Customs Around the World, Part XVIII...Glenn
Vasbinder continues his series with a visit to Switzerland. Glenn describes some of the
customs associated with the varied linguistic areas of this country.
Christmas Philatelic Club Auction - Mary Turner
and Richard Sartor describe 126 lots of Christmas philatelic material, including stamps,
Canada FDCs, Foreign FDCs, miscellaneous seal items, United States and Foreign
cancellations, CPC covers, postal stationery, maxi cards, postcards and some miscellaneous
Christmas collectibles. This is a DONATION AUCTION. All proceeds to the Christmas
To see some of the regular columns in the Yule Log,
return to the Yule Log.
The Yule Log is edited and distributed by June Berwald.
Glenn Vasbinder of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 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 $15 per year for persons living in
North America. Other Countries: $22.00 (US funds).
Applications for membership are available from Secretary Linda Lawrence, 312 Northwood
Drive, Lexington, KY 40505 USA or complete this Application
Form and send it in.
For a sample issue of the Yule Log, send $3.00 to
Editor June Berwald, 1821 Zanzibar Lane North, Plymouth, MN 55447-2850 USA