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Christmas Philatelic Club
What's in the November/December 2005 Yule Log?
Stories - "The U.S. Christmas Stamp Controversy of 1966-1967".
. . by Pastor Wilmer Bloy, CPC #1363 . . . .Pastor
Bloy discusses the controversy surrounding the issuance of the first 'religious' themed
United States Christmas stamp.
Cookie Stamps - a Sweet Ceremony" . . . by Roberta Olson, CPC #1517 . . .
Roberta describes her experience travelling to the First Day Ceremony of the U.S. 2005
Holiday Cookie Stamps on Oct. 17, 2005. The ceremony was held on the lawn of the General
Mills Headquarters in Golden Valley, MN.
"An All U.S.
Article". . . by Richard L. Beecher,
CPC #987. Richard shows and describes three interesting U.S. Christmas related covers.
of Christmas" . . . by Antonio Catania, CPC #1732. Antonio illustrates (in
colour) stamps and a souvenir sheet which have poetry on them. Antonio asks other members
to send in other examples of Christmas stamps that contain beautiful poetry, music and
Column" . . . by Robert
Haslewood, CPC #860. Bob discusses and illustrates several recently purchased
Christmas advertising covers and a rare postcard from Canada featuring a non-Caucasian
Santa Claus driving a car with Christmas gifts in the back.
Christmas Customs" . . . by Gregory
Malzone, CPC #1696. Gregory describes the 1997 Christmas stamps of Poland which depict
central Christmas traditions that serve to unite all Poles: Stajenka, Wigilia, Pasterka
and Kolendnicy. All these customs are described in detail. Wesolych Swiat, Bozego
Narodzenia i Szczesliwego Nowego Roku!
"More on the
Christmas Cookie Stamps" . . . by Tom
Neufer Emswiler, CPC #894. Tom illustrates Doris Gold's "Christmas Cookie
FDC" and includes a recipe for Piparkakut (Gingerbread Cookies).
Holiday Cookies from American First Day Cover Society Court of Honor #25" .
. . by Tom Neufer Emswiler, CPC #894. Tom gives
some background on the artist Dave Bennett who designed this year's Court of Honor Holiday
cachet for the AFDCS's 50th anniversary.
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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