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What's in the March/April 2005 Yule Log?

Feature Articles

  • Christmas Stamp Stories - Cathedrals on Christmas Stamps. . . by Pastor Wilmer Bloy, CPC #1363 . . . discussion of Dominica's six 1979 Christmas stamps showing famous cathedrals. A description and illustration of each stamp and how the cathedral pictured is famous for something directly related to the story of the nativity is included

  • A Christmas Stamp Mystery . . . by Tom Neufer Emswiler, CPC #894 . . .Illustrated first day cover of one of the 1995 secular Christmas series featuring the Victorian and Edwardian Christmas eras showing children sledding. The cover had an enlargement of the stamp as its cachet in the form of a seal (sticker). Tom relates the story of this cover and how this series of stamps came to be;  answering the question "Which came first, the seal or the stamp?"

  • "Busy Christmas Covers". . . by Richard L. Beecher, CPC #987. Richard illustrates and describes two interesting Christmas covers that have a lot going on, both front and back in the way of postal markings. The first cover with a single 1965 Christmas stamp appears to have travelled all over the western United States. The second cover from Togo has five copies of one of the 1975 (Scott #921) Christmas stamps plus two non-Christmas issues and has an interesting array of hand postmarks showing its journey from Badou to Chicago.

  • Bob's Column ... by Bob Haslewood, CPC #860 . . .Bob illustrates and describes Canadian Christmas stamp errors, freaks and oddities. A booklet of 2003 Christmas stamps with no die cuttings and a miscut booklet of the same issue are shown.

  • Calabrian Minstrel Shepherds . . .by Greg Malzone, CPC #1696 . . . Greg discusses the story behind Italy's 1979 Christmas stamp showing Calabrian minstrel shepherds playing for people as they are entering church.

  • Building Cribs in Italy  .  . . by Antonio Catania . . . Antonio explains the craft of making cribs or creches for homes and churches at Christmas, a custom of Christian Italians.

  • A Remembrance of Irene B. Chidester, a past editor of the Yule Log . . . Vaughn Augustin, CPC #25...Former Secretary/Treasurer Vaughn looks back at Irene's years as Yule Log editor and promotor of the Christmas Philatelic Club.

  • Christmas Checklist Updates & Corrections . . . by Patricia Prevey, CPC #971 . . . click on the link to see a pdf file of the updated list

  • 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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