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Christmas Philatelic Club
What's in the September/October 2005 Yule Log?
Stories - "Scenes From Christmas Market". . . by Pastor Wilmer Bloy, CPC #1363 . . . Pastor Bloy
explores the significance of a colorful sheetlet issued by Belgium in 1996. On one of the
nine sheetlet stamps, you'll find Merry Christmas in Belgium's three official languages -
Dutch, German and French. Various contemporary scenes are shown on the rest of the stamps
including: the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping and purchasing items for their
Christmas celebration and dinner, Santa Claus, a snow covered church. This sheetlet was so
popular that another sheetlet was issued for Christmas 2002.
August 6, 2005 . . . by Linda Lawrence,
CPC #1040. Linda gives a rundown of the CPC Meeting held at APS STAMPSHOW 2005 in Grand
Rapids, Michigan. Many pictures accompany the article.
CPC Meeting in
Grand Rapids, A Second Perspective . . . by Kathy
Ward, CPC #787 Kathy describes details of the presentations made to Ed Kalasa and Joan
Klimchalk. Ed was honored for all his volunteer work for CPC over the years. A memorial
donation in the name of Joan's late grand daughter Celeste was also presented at the CPC
CPCers Win Many
Awards at the Palmares APS STAMPSHOW 2005, Grand Rapids, MI . . . Several CPC
members won awards for their exhibits at STAMPSHOW.
Election Time! .
. . by Linda Lawrence, CPC #1040 Calling
all members who wish to hold an office. Please notify Tom Neufer Emswiler with a written
request to add your name to the election ballot. Include a short biography listing your
qualifications, memberships, experience, etc. Deadline for submission is October 31, 2005.
Dress Up the Mail. . . by Richard L.
Beecher, CPC #987. This issue Richard describes several covers with tied Christmas
seals. One is a cover from Venezuela with eight rather unChristmas-like seals attached.
Each seal says Navidad the Spanish for Christmas so the cover needs some consideration by
the collector of Christmas material.
Christmas Material to be Dispersed . . . by Jean Stanton, CPC 1784 . . .CPC member Jean
Stanton is selling the covers from the Charles Waterstradt collection. Some items are on
Ebay at the following link. Copy and paste into your browser. http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQfrppZ50QQfsooZ1QQrdZ0QQsassZweluvstamps
Article from Christmas Trees Magazine . . . by Al Gruber....100th anniversary of
the first Christmas seals issued in Denmark 1904.
Philatelic Club Auction #91. . . with Mary Turner, CPC #720. 70 lots of Christmas items
including covers, souvenir sheets, Christmas postmarks, Christmas meters, First Day
Covers, souvenir sheets, postal cards, seal items, postcards and worldwide Christmas
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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