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The Founding of CPC

Read about CPC's 25th Anniversary Celebration

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Review of the March/April 1997 Yule Log

Feature Articles

  • A Christmas Tradition from Hungary - Barbara Pusztai describes a Hungarian tradition which is illustrated on a piece of Hungarian postal stationery. Children would construct a nativity scene from wood and cardboard. Then the children would dress up as Shepherds and Kings and take their Nativity scene and visit houses in the neighbourhood. At each home, the first King would ask "May we introduce our Bethlehem?" If allowed in, with all standing around the Bethlehem Scene, each child would tell his view of the Nativity story from his point of view as a shepherd or king.

  • Auction - Mary Turner includes 120 lots of Christmas material in this issue's auction. Many lots are illustrated.

  • A Christmas Tree of Italian Postmarks - Sergio Ferrarese illustrates postmarks from Italy used at Christmas 1996.

  • Christmas Issues 1996 - Ev Foster lists and describes Christmas issues.

  • Christmas Customs Around the World - Glenn Vasbinder visits Argentina and Costa Rica and describes some of their Christmas traditions.

  • Chatterbox - Kathy Ward describes and illustrates the introducation of Santa's pets Jingle and Bells to the 1996 Canada Post Santa Claus reply letter.

For Christmas 1996, Canada Post also issued panes of Santa Claus stickers to be used on the self-adhesive greetings stamps.

  • Contemporary Christmas Stamps from a Stamp Collector's Viewpoint - Mary Ann Owens, Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee Representative. The text of Mary Ann's speech at the First Day Ceremony in Harmony, MN on October 20, 1994. This was the occasion of CPC's 25th Anniversary celebration.

  • Net Ramblings - NetSTAMPS announced a One-Page Stamp Exhibition, the first ongoing international online stamp exhibition competition.

    Several CPC members on line also have their own home pages.

    - Betsy and Chuck Berry give lots of information about Christmas seals.

    - Nick Capozzi describes his InfoCachet line of First Day Covers.

    - Janice Dugas illustrates many topical stamps in her Topical Gallery on the Timbres-Themes page.

To see some of the regular columns in the Yule Log,
return to the Yule Log.

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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