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Christmas Philatelic Club
Review of the November/December 1998 Yule Log
"Who is Santa
Claus?" ... Joan Klimchalk, CPC #816,
traces the history of the Santa Claus legend from the birth of Saint Nicholas of Myra
around 270 A.D. to his present day personna. The many illustrations accompanying the
article show that his versatility and fame have spread to all corners of the globe.
"A Christmas Tree of Italian Postmarks"...Sergio
Ferrarese, CPC #1032, illustrates Christmas postmarks from Italy 1997-98.
"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. Rev. Pieper discusses the angel's visit to Joseph and Joseph's marriage
'Round the World Christmas Covers...Richard
Beecher, CPC #987, illustrates a 1989 registered cover from South Africa with a Christmas
seal tied on.
"The Carols and Songs of Christmas"...Glenn
Vasbinder, CPC #484 continues his series by describing the origins of the carols
"Away in a Manger" and "Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella."
"Christmas Eve - The Meaning of the Serbian
Badnjak" (Yule Log) ...description of the rich and colorful ceremony of the
"Is Christmas Philatelic Club a Christian
Club?"...Ken Mackenzie, Founder of the Christmas Philatelic Club. Reprinted from
the January 1976 Yule Log.
Christmas Philatelic Club Auction - Mary Turner and Richard Sartor describe 125 lots
of Christmas philatelic material. Many lots are illustrated. This issue's lots include
worldwide stamps, maximum cards, Charity Post Seals, Meters, Postal Stationery, Boas
Festas Postal Cards,Telegrams from Portugal, Santa Reply letters and 17 lots of Philatelic
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 1969-1997. 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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