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What's in the March/April 2004 Yule Log?

Feature Articles

  • Creating 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 .

  • 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. 

  • Christmas Stamp 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.

  • "Merry 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.

  • "Bob's Column" 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 illustrated.

  • "Some 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.

  • "Christmas 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.

  • Christmas Around the World Quiz . . . answers to last month's quiz

  • Yule Log Index and Cross Reference...information how to obtain a copy of the Index from CPC President Ed Kalasa. The index is a listing of articles which have appeared in the Yule Log from 1969-1999. Index Ordering Information

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 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 $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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