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Christmas Philatelic Club
What's in the March/April 2005 Yule Log?
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?"
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.
... 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.
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
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
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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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