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Christmas Philatelic Club
Review of the July/August 1997 Yule Log
From Bob's Collection Robert Haslewood
illustrates a folded letter with a December 25, 1848 postmark. Bob gives us a bit of
postal history to describe the franking on the cover - the United States 5 cent reddish
brown colored stamp featuring Benjamin Franklin's likeness issued in 1847, 150 years ago.
(Stamp use was optional until 1855)
Snowflake George W. Rohrer tells us about his
visit to Snowflake, Arizona and the origin of the town's name.
Euphorbia Philatelica Poinsettias On Stamps are
described by Nicole Pendleton. Nicole lists some additions to Joan Bleakley's checklist
available from the ATA Checklist Service.(Reprinted from March/April issue of
Holidays, Holidays, Holidays Allan Hauck
describes the 1996 South Africa Christmas sheetlet and booklet.
Christmas Customs Around the World - Glenn
Vasbinder concludes his series with a description of an American Christmas - which differs
across the country because of the varied backgrounds of the American settlers who came
from all parts of Europe.
Christmas Philatelic Club Auction - Mary Turner
and Richard Sartor describe 124 lots Christmas philatelic material, including stamps,
souvenir sheets, FDCs and cards, worldwide postal stationery, covers, letters from Santa,
maxi cards, postcards, cancellations and some miscellaneous Christmas collectibles.
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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