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Christmas Philatelic Club
Review of the July/August 1999 Yule Log
"Madonna Stamp from National Cathedral"...
Rev. Wilmer Bloy, CPC #1363, describes the stained
glass window from the National Cathedral which is depicted on the 1980 Madonna and Child
stamp. The window is part of one of the windows in the Bethlehem Chapel, one of the first
parts of the cathedral to be finished. The Cathedral took 83 years to build and is the
sixth largest in the world.
"Christmas Confusion"... Janet Klug, CPC #1593, relates the difficulties one
might have sorting through the Australian 1971 Christmas issue. Even with the help of
various catalogues it can be rather confusing. Janet has suggestions for catalogue
publishers to make it easier for the collector to figure out the catalogue numbers of each
stamp by standardizing their listings. For collectors who want the challenge of
reconstructing a half pane of the issue, Janet lists the arrangement by Scott numbers.
"Some Interesting Cancels"...William
Kurylak, CPC #347, illustrates some pictural postwarks from Austria and Bethlehem, KY.
"The Challenge of the Century"...James
D. Galceran describes his plate number and position collection of the 1968 United States
Christmas issue (Scott #1363). 605 positions. Right now his collection is missing three
sides, 30531, 30564 and 30578 - all right side positions. Dr. Bob Rabinowitz wrote an
article on this subject, titled "Mission Impossible." James considers it the
"Challenge of the Century" for the plate number collector!
"A Christmas Tree of Italian Postmarks"...
Marc Collage, CPC #947, illustrates 1998 Christmas postmarks from Italy.
"TOPS Topics on Postmarks"... Allan
Hauck, CPC #999, illustrates and describes 1998 pictorial postmarks from Great Britain,
Isle of Mann, Finland, Luxembourg, Belgium and the United States.
"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 describes and illustrates stamps showing the
Nativity comparing the accounts given by St. Luke and St. Matthew.
'Round the World Christmas Covers...Richard
Beecher, CPC #987, illustrates and describes two covers with unusual uses of the 1964
United States Christmas issues.
Christmas Philatelic Club Auction - Mary Turner and Richard Sartor describe 135 lots
of Christmas philatelic material. Many lots are illustrated. This auction includes
worldwide stamps, worldwide First Day Covers, Christkindl covers, Russian Postal
Stationery, Ship Covers, Seals, Meters, Canadian Seal Sheets, Brazil letter cards, Pere
Noel Replies from France, Japan Santa Reply letter, Italy Postmarks and Miscellaneous
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 page.
The Yule Log is edited by Jon Mills of Ottawa, Ontario. Christine Sanders of Englewood, Florida is the club's
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membership in the Christmas Philatelic Club is open to any Christmas topical philatelist
who is seriously interested in associating with those who collect likewise.
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