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Christmas Philatelic Club
Review of the November/December 1996 Yule Log
Santons-de-Provence - George W. Rohrer
describes the French custom of creating Nativity scenes from little figurines called
santons. Many of the santons have been portrayed on the stamps of Monaco and France.
Mark of Compassion - Tony Shaman discusses the
history of Christmas seals in Denmark, the United States and Canada.
The Unrecognized Architects of Christmas - John
Hotchner wonders why the United States Postal Service has not recognized Clement Clark
Moore, author of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" or Thomas Nast, well-known
cartoonist who gave form to the modern version of Santa Claus, on issues of postal stamps.
He hopes that the postal service will mark the 100th anniversary of "Yes,
Virginia..." with a Christmas stamp in 1997.
Merry Christmas in October - Glynn Peacock
describes Christmas issues of South Africa.
Christmas Customs Around the World - Glenn
Vasbinder visits China and Australia and describes some of their Christmas customs.
New Christmas Stamps - Australia, Canada,
Finland, Great Britain and Surinam stamps for 1996 are illustrated and described.
Auction - Mary Turner includes 106 lots of
Christmas material in this issue's auction. Many illustrations are included.
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return to the Yule Log.
The Yule Log is edited by Jon Mills of Ottawa, Ontario. Christine Sanders of Englewood, Florida is the club's
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