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Christmas Philatelic Club
Review of the March/April 1998 Yule Log
A Coded Christmas Carol... Rev. Frank Pieper,
CPC #1051, describes the coded message of the familiar Christmas Carol "The Twelve
Days of Christmas." Coded messages were used in the 1558 to 1829 era when the
practice of Roman Catholicism was outlawed.
Christmas Crackers...Rev. Wilmer Bloy, CPC
#1363, tells us the story behind one of the great Christmas traditions - Christmas
Crackers. Great Britain's 1997 Christmas stamps show Santa Claus with a cracker in hand.
1997 marked the 150th anniversary of this invention.
'Round the World Christmas Covers...Richard
Beecher, CPC #987, illustrates and describes an interesting cover from Vanuatu bound for
A Christmas Tree of Postmarks from Austria and
Belgium...Mark Collage, CPC #947, illustrates postmarks used at Christmas 1997.
Christmas Customs Around the World, Part XIX...President
Glenn Vasbinder continues his series with brief stops to the islands of Niue and Guam.
Glenn describes some of the traditional celebrations on the islands.
Christmas Philatelic Club Auction - Mary Turner
and Richard Sartor describe 107 lots of Christmas philatelic material, including stamps,
Ship Covers, Maxi-cards, US First Day Covers, miscellaneous seal items, meters, postcards
and some miscellaneous Christmas collectibles.
Hiroo Santaland "Letter from Santa"...instructions
on how to obtain a letter from Santa and illustrations of some of Japan's 19 different
Christmas cancels used in 1997. Hiroo Santaland Web
Yule Log Index and Cross Reference...information
how to obtain a copy of the Index from CPC Vice-President Ed Kalasa. The index is a
listing of articles which have appeared in the Yule Log from 1969-1997. Index Ordering Information
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
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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