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Christmas Philatelic Club
What's in the March/April 2004 Yule Log?
Christmas Cachets....a series of interviews of contemporary cachet makers...
by Tom Neufer Emswiler . . . Tom interviews and
discusses in detail some of his favorite cachet makers - Fran and James Paslay from
Spartanburg, South Carolina. Several designs are illustrated. You can see some of their
Christmas Village issues on their website www.classiccachets.com
The Post Office
Christkindl/Steyr . . . by Dr. Jason H. Manchester,
CPC #1761...Dr. Manchester tells how he befriended a collector while visiting and
International Stamp Show in Vienna. They have kept up a letter exchange and at Christmas
time his friend sent his letters via Christkindl. A newspaper clipping enclosed in the
letter tells of several men taking a 25 mile hike to the mountaintop Post Office at
Christkindl/Steyr. A picture of the Post Office is shown.
Stories - Gabriel or Gabrielle? . . . by Pastor
Wilmer Bloy, CPC #1363 . . . A discussion of the 1965 Christmas weather vane stamp
that shows a feminine Gabriel blowing a trumpet.
Christmas and Happy New Year" ... by Patricia
Prevey, CPC #971. Pat describes and illustrates stamps issued for New Year's. Stamps
issued to honor the start of each New Year have become very popular in the last few years
-- especially in countries that do not have a large poulation who celebrate Christmas.
Column" ...by Robert A.
Haslewood, CPC #860 . . .Bob describes the small rural community of Christmas Island,
Nova Scotia. Since 1994, collectors have been able to have their mail stamped with special
red and green Christmas cancels. Several covers with Christmas Island postmarks are
Christmas Covers from Africa". . . by Richard
L. Beecher, CPC #987. Richard shows two commercial covers from Africa. The first
cover, sent via registered mail from Burundi to Chicago is franked with Easter and
Christmas stamps. The second cover sent from Benin to Paris, France has two Christmas
stamps from different years. Each stamp bears both a secular and religious motif.
Philatelic Club Auction" . . . with Mary
Turner, CPC #720 95 lots of Christmas covers....many cacheted FDCs, some maxi cards,
Christmas postcards and Season's Greetings meters.
the World Quiz . . . answers to last month's quiz
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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