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Christmas Philatelic Club
Review of the March/April 1999 Yule Log
"The Shepherds of Les Baux"... George
Rohrer, CPC #1499, reminisces among the ruins of the medieval French village of Les
Baux-de-Provence. Feudal lords in the Middle Ages who ruled much of Southern France
claimed to trace their ancestry back to Balthazar, one of the Magi. At Yuletide at the
12th century Romanesque church of Eglise Saint-Vincent, local shepherds perform a yearly
ritual of bringing a newborn lamb as an offering to the Christ Child.
"What You Can Do For CPC" . . . Linda Lawrence , CPC #1040, lists ways in which
members can help CPC.
"Topics on Postal Slogans". . . Allan
Hauck, CPC #999, illustrates and describes stamps and postmarks of Marshall Islands,
Canada and Great Britain. Many included an angel motif.
"A Christmas Tree of Austrian Postmarks"...Marc
Collage, CPC #947, illustrates 1998 Christmas postmarks of Austria.
"The World's Most Popular Post Office -
47579" . . . Roland Essig describes and illustrates many postmarks from Santa
"Just a Sip" - Religion on Christmas
Stamps". . . Rev. Frank Pieper , CPC
#1051, continues to share his enjoyment of collecting Religion on Christmas stamps with
readers of the Yule Log. Rev. Pieper continues the journey of Mary and Joseph from
Nazareth to Bethlehem.
'Round the World Christmas Covers . . . Richard
Beecher, CPC #987, illustrates two covers from Zambia using Christmas stamps issued in
earlier years and overprinted with a new value much higher than their original 80k and 90k
"The Carols and Songs of Christmas" .
. . Glenn Vasbinder, CPC #484 continues his series by describing the origins of the Welsh
carol "Deck the Halls" and an old French melody "The Holly and the
Christmas Philatelic Club Auction - Mary Turner and Richard Sartor describe 111 lots
of Christmas philatelic material. Many lots are illustrated. The auction includes
worldwide stamps, First Day Covers, Postal Stationery, Santa Reply Letters, Meters and
Miscellaneous Christmas items.
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
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
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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