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Below are profiles of some CPC members who are on-line.
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Walton U. Beauvais Linda Lawrence Roberta Olson
Helen Beske Douglas K. Lehmann Donne Puckle
Leonard Campbell Brian C. Loughlin Maria Spounias
Robert A. Haslewood Irene MacCready Kathy Ward
Christina Howland Carol May  


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Walton U. Beauvais, CPC #872, LM

Retired Senior Rate Engineer, The Columbia Gas Distribution Companies. Walton is a member of the Board of Directors of The Columbus Philatelic Club, Inc. and a member of the COLOPEX show committee. His Christmas collecting interests include United States mint, First Day Covers, Ceremony Programs, Christkindl and Event cancels. Emily Bissell First Day Covers as well as sheets, singles and tied seals on cover (especially Dec. 25 on older issues) are his Christmas seal interests. Another of his interests is collecting covers cancelled on the First Day of the United States Postal Service, also known as 7-1-71. Similar collections include First Day Covers for the dedication of the Nimitz, West Virginia (September 10, 1945) and MacArthur, West Virginia (April 15, 1942) post offices.

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Helen Beske, CPC #835
Started a worldwide collection of stamps as a very young child. The stamps were put aside during the years that Helen went to college, married and raised four children. About fifteen years ago, when her husband began a collection of mint U.S. plate blocks, Helen was encouraged to get back to the hobby
she began at a young age. Helen loves Christmas and began a special collection of U.S. and Canadian Christmas stamps, FDC's and other related postal items. She also collects Tom Clark gnomes including
a number of Christmas issues.

Helen spent many years working in the field of Public Health.  She and husband Bill have been married
for 55 years.  They have three children, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 

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Leonard B. Campbell, CPC #1624
Leonard is relatively new to philately and has been collecting stamps, covers and FDCs for about five years. He is especially interested in Christmas Madonna FDCs and would like to correspond with others who have this interest.

         Leonard works for a Catholic social service agency and has lived in New England all his life.

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Robert A. Haslewood, CPC #860
CPC Historian and Past President, Vice-President and American Philatelic Society Representative of the Canadiana Study Unit, Robert has been collecting since the age of 10. He belongs to over 30 philatelic organizations.

His Christmas philatelic interests include world-wide covers with December 25 postmarks; Canadian Christmas stamps with errors, freaks and oddities; pre-1940 covers with Christmas seals on them; Christmas slogan postmarks of Canada and world-wide Christmas postal stationery.Robert's other philatelic interests encompass Canada and Great Britain stamps, postal stationery, meters, stampless covers and postal history; Canadiana; Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II and Canadian philatelic literature.Robert is also interested in coins (ancient to present), in particular, coins of Canada and Great Britain. He has a small collection of rare books and books dealing with mathematics (his major in university). Robert enjoys solving crossword puzzles, watching sports on television and in person and travelling.Single and never married, He has no brothers or sisters.

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Christina Howland, CPC #810
Christina's collecting interests include world-wide Christmas, with special collections of Teddy Bears, Stained Glass Windows and Santa Claus on Christmas stamps and postal stationery. She sometimes exhibits her special collections at stamp exhibitions. Christina enjoys writing articles, several of which have appeared in the Yule Log.

In additon to her philatelic interests, Christina collects teddy bears and elephants, enjoys cross stitch and reading mystery stories. Currently, she is widening her computer knowledge by learning Windows 95 and surfing the World Wide Web.

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Linda Lawrence, CPC #1040

Former Secretary-Treasurer of CPC, Linda's stamp interest was reignited several years ago while helping her daughter's girl scout troop earn a badge. A visit to a local stamp club was required for the badge. The folks at the local stamp club were so nice, they won Linda's heart. She became president of that club for six years and presently is its secretary and newsletter editor.

Linda has helped Janet Klug (newly elected APS secretary and very energetic philatelic writer) do an APS seminar called "Building Better Stamp Clubs."Linda's collecting interests include Christmas Seals, Worldwide Christmas, Federal Duck Stamps, Kentucky Postmarks, and U.S. Joint Issues. Other interests include genealogy research, flower gardening and square dancing.

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Douglas K. Lehmann, CPC #742
Collects 1939 US Christmas and Easter Seals, gutter pairs and blocks of Christmas Seals. Doug is a part time cover dealer.

For twenty years, Doug has made Christmas Test Seal Covers. To celebrate this milestone, Doug got his own Internet domain. Visit to see a subject listing of ALA Test Seal Covers.

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Brian C. Loughlin, CPC #517

Brian has collected Christmas stamps for over 40 years and has been a CPC member since 1975. He thinks he was the only CPC member that lived in Saudi Arabia from 1977 through 1988. Christmas stamps helped keep Christmas alive for him while he lived in a very Islamic part of the world.

He was a CPA for many years in corporate and public accounting, as well as teaching accounting and auditing at the University of Maryland, University College up until his retirement in 2008. He and his wife, Elaine, live in Catonsville, Maryland (just outside Baltimore). They are enjoying the "empty nest syndrome" with lots of great visits from their 7 children and 5 grandchildren.

Retirement has enabled Brian to more actively pursue his Christmas Stamp collecting hobby.  Over the years he jokes that he has been far more a “stamp accumulator” than a “stamp collector.”  For many years he used K-line albums to maintain his worldwide Christmas collection. Now he is thinking of reorganizing his collection in a country by country format instead of K-line's year by year structure. But he is not sure if he is up to that monumental task. (Is there any CPCer who made this change that is willing to share the benefits of their thoughts with Brian?)

In January 2014 Brian became a CPC Director to become far more active in CPC activities.

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Irene B. MacCready, CPC #1443
Collecting Interests: Christmas First Day Covers worldwide; Ships on Stamps and stamps relating to the sea, Royal Family and others of interest. Irene also has collected Christmas musical items for 35 years and has an extensive Christmas Lighted Village taking up the equivalent of about six card tables in size.

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Carol May, CPC #752
A past CPC Board Member, Carol works part time in a stamp and coin shop local department store in Columbus, Ohio. She also teaches stamp collecting classes to children in several elementary schools. The class is a big hit. Fortunately, she gets supplies at a decent price and relies on neighbors, family and friends to save stamps from their mail to resupply her "stash" after each class. (donations welcomed!)

Carol and her husband participate in sculling on a nearby river. She has him collecting "rowing" on worldwide stamps. Summer olympic years help add to this collection.

Carol collects worldwide mint and used Christmas stamps, mint Christmas airletters and she is presently in the process of collecting Christmas cards issued from Philatelic Agencies.

For a relaxing time in her hectic life, Carol enjoys quilting especially doing hand piece quilts.

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Roberta Olson, CPC #1517

Roberta has now been collecting Christmas stamps and covers for about 10 years. She has also expanded into Christmas Seals, by virtue of having contact with the Minnesota volunteer director at the state seal office, and by having a relative in Denmark who is also a stamp collector.

So far, the highlights of her collecting hobby were a trip to Rudolph, Wisconsin for the First  Day of Issue of the deer stamp in 1999, and the Holiday Cookies First Day of Issue in Minneapolis in 2005.

Roberta enjoys designing her own First Day Covers for the Christmas stamps. Adding to the fun is having a granddaughter, namely Calah, age 7, who loves to do art projects with Grandma O. "I get the FDCs printed early so they can be ready for Calah’s artsy additions when I visit. (I am working also on a Minnesota FDC with her for May 17.) Once the art work is completed it is submitted for First Day of Issue postmarks and then ends up in Grandma’s collection notebooks in places of honor."

While Jack (4), and Jake (3), have colored a couple of Roberta’s FDC projects, they haven’t taken too much interest yet.

"I enjoyed making a set of 45th anniversary of Christmas Stamps FDCs last fall. The entire set includes one of every Christmas stamp issued 1962-2007.  My next update will be the 50th anniversary, Lord willing.

I exhibited the set at the Melrose, Minn. Post Office during December, with the complete cooperation of the Postmaster, Pete Straka."

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Donne Puckle, CPC #230

An Episcopal priest now retired after serving 40 years at parishes in Arizona. He remains active as an assistant at the local parish church in Sierra Vista. Donne is married and has two children.

Donne has been collecting Christmas stamps for a very long time. Initially, he collected worldwide but when the budget got a bit thin, he had to reduce the scope of his collecting.

He focused on the 1969 US Christmas stamp and has done a comprehensive study on this issue. The study is now 115 pages long. He finds very little new material now that he has most everything but is still looking for the odd FDC and the occasional freak printing. Donne is looking to correspond with other collectors who are interested in this issue or have FDCs of this issue to sell. In particular, he is looking for FDCs of this issue that are autographed by those men who produced the stamp: engravers, modelers, designers and the Postmaster General of the time. He would like to correspond with collectors in all those areas. He is also looking for local precancels and additional information about them.

Information on how to obtain his study of the "Winter Sunday in Norway Maine" issue is available on
the Christmas Resources page. While collecting the Christmas issues, Donne has made a point of collecting information about the stamps. Eventually, he hopes to computerize his "catalogue" of information.

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Maria Spounias, CPC #1453

Maria's interest is collecting Christmas covers especially from the United States, Cyprus and Greece. She enjoys the religious cachets as well as Santa. Maria keeps current with most all United States cachet makers.


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Kathy Ward, CPC #787 LM
Former editor of the Yule Log and keeper of this page. Visit Kathy's Home Page, philatelic links or Christmas links. Current interests: Photography and Gardening

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