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Christmas Philatelic Club
Review of the May/June 1999 Yule Log
"A Christmas Stamp Ends Up in Court"...
Donne E. Puckle, CPC #230, describes the suit
launched in 1967 by the organization 'Protestants and other Americans United for
Separation of Church and State,' against the Postmaster General. The organization
contended that the issuance of the Madonna and Child stamp was against the separation
clause in the Consititution.
"A Splendid Eighty-Year-Old Christmas
Card"...Ken Lawrence illustrates a 1917 Christmas post card bearing a 5-cent red
George Washington error stamp and a 1917 Red Cross Christmas and New Year charity seal.
Ken describes how the 5-cent error stamp came about and some of the expertising problems
involved in obtaining an APEX certificate for the item.
"Topics on Postal Slogans"...Allan
Hauck, CPC #999, illustrates and describes Austria's Advent and Christmas postmarks.
"A Christmas Tree of European Postmarks"...Marc
Collage, CPC #947, illustrates 1998 Christmas postmarks from several European countries.
"A Christmas Connection"...Ever
wonder about how the colors of traffic lights came to be? Read this article to find out
the origin of the red and green lights.
"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. In this issue, Rev. Pieper describes and illustrates stamps showing the
'Round the World Christmas Covers...Richard
Beecher, CPC #987, illustrates an overpaid cover (by one penny) sent by certified mail
from the government offices of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia to another
government office in Yap. Overpaid by one penny, the cover bears four 1996 Christmas
stamps and three five cents definitives.
Christmas Philatelic Club Auction - Mary Turner and Richard Sartor describe 131 lots
of Christmas philatelic material. Many lots are illustrated. The auction includes souvenir
sheets, worldwide stamps, Postal Stationery, Santa Reply Letters, Seals, 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 1969-1998. 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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