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Christmas Philatelic Club
What's in the November/December Yule Log?
Stamps Valuable?. . .refers to a Dec. 2004, p. 184 Reader's Digest article about
valuable U.S. Christmas stamps with errors.
Wonderful Man in the World . . . June Berwald
. . . an obituary on CPC member George Rohrer.
Stories - Christmas Aerogrammes from England. . . by Pastor Wilmer Bloy, CPC #1363 . . . article describes
and illustrates in colour Great Britain's aerogrammes.
Christmas Cachets . . .A series of interviews of contemporary cachet makers
. . . by Tom Neufer Emswiler Tom interviews
cachet makers Ed Lyons and Sue Allen of Edken Cachets. The article describes how the
cachet makers got started. Several of their Christmas cachets are illustrated in colour.
'Twas the Watch
Before Christmas . . . by William Rinaldi, CPC #111...long time member Bill
Rinaldi shares a poem that appeared in The Jolly Roger, newsletter of the U.S.S.
Providence on December 22, 1945.
USPS Aids Those
with "Santa-itis" . . . by Christina Howland Stitt...Christina
describes USPS issues showing Santa Claus ornaments.
. . . by Dr. Jason H. Manchester . . . Dr. Manchester illustrates an example of German
Military Christmas mail which was posted 20 December 1940 by a soldier stationed in the
Netherlands to his family in Germany.
Christmas Customs Depicted on Scott #1657-1660. . . by Greg Malzone, CPC #1696. . .The 1987 set of Christmas
stamps of Sweden depict four early Christmas customs: Putting Out Porridge for the Gray
Christmas Gnome; Watering Horses on a North-Running Stream on Boxing Day; The Sled Race
Home from Church on Christmas Day; and Hanging Sheaves of Wheat for the Birds.
... by Bob Haslewood, CPC
#860 . . .Bob illustrates and describes two Christmas cards from his collection:
a 1902 postcard sent from passengers aboard the P. & O. S.S. Arabia en route to
London, England from Bombay, India during the Christmas season; and a 1943 military
Christmas card from Capetown, South Africa.
Lawrence Welk and Some Local Posts". . . by Richard L. Beecher, CPC #987. Richard illustrates
and describes several interesting Christmas covers he picked up at a show in Philadelphia.
Included in his finds were: A cover mailed from the office of television bandleader
Lawrence Welk with a Christmas card and detachable 1966 calendar enclosed; and three
covers produced by Doc's Local Post.
Philatelic Club Auction #87 . . . with Mary
Turner, CPC #720 57 lot auction includes mint worldwide Christmas stamps, numerous
miscellaneous Christmas items. BID DEADLINE: Feb. 15, 2005. CPC members only may
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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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