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Christmas Philatelic Club
Review of the July/August 1998 Yule Log
"The Christmas Issues of England"... Rev. Wilmer Bloy, CPC #1363, describes several
Christmas traditions in England as shown on the 1986 Christmas stamps. Rev. Bloy explains
the traditions of the Glastonbury Thorn, Tanand Valley "Phygain", Hebrides
Tribute, Dewesbury Church bells and the Hereford Boy Bishop.
"Just a Sip" - Religion on Christmas
Stamps... Rev. Frank Pieper, CPC #1051,
continues to share his enjoyment of collecting with readers of the Yule Log. Rev. Pieper
describes and illustrates how different artists depict The Annunciation to Mary.
"Santa's Twin"...Christina Howland, CPC #810, reviews a book of
this title which is a bizarre take-off on the classic "'Twas the Night Before
"Creche Herald"...A Unique Newsletter
for Collectors. Rita B. Bocher describes the quarterly newsletter dedicated to all those
who love, own, or collect Christmas Nativity scenes. Those interested may request a free
sample copy by sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
'Round the World Christmas Covers...Richard
Beecher, CPC #987, illustrates a nice usage cover of his favourite US Christmas stamp -
the 1969 "Winter Sunday in Norway, MA" stamp. Mailed from Flushing, NY to
Alexandria, Egypt it has four copies of the 1969 issue plus a 1 cent Thomas Jefferson
stamp. The cover includes many interesting postmarks on the front as well as on its
"The Carols and Songs of Christmas"...Glenn
Vasbinder, CPC #484 continues his new series by describing the origins of the carols
"O Come All Ye Faithful" and Joy to the World."
"Christmas in September is coming!"
CPC members are invited to INDYPEX in Indianapolis, Indiana, Sept. 4-6, 1998.
"From the Desk of 'Chatty Kathy'"...Kathy Sanders, CPC #1514 issues an invitation to CPC
Members using AOL to a CHAT ROOM called 'Chatty Kathy.' Kathy gives instructions on how to
enter the CHAT ROOM.
Christmas Philatelic Club Auction - Mary Turner and Richard Sartor describe 106 lots
of Christmas philatelic material, including stamps, First Day Covers, Portugal Telegrams
and Boas Festas cards, First Day Programs, Commemorative Panel, Seals and some
miscellaneous Christmas collectibles.
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 1969-1997. 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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