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Christmas Philatelic Club
Review of the March/April 1997 Yule Log
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
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
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
and Chuck Berry give lots of information about Christmas seals.
Capozzi describes his InfoCachet line of First Day Covers.
Dugas illustrates many topical stamps in her Topical Gallery on the Timbres-Themes
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