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all year long...
Christmas Philatelic Club
What's in the September/October Yule Log?
Annual Meeting at MILCOPEX, Sept. 3-5, 2004. . .pictures and description of
Club's annual get together.
... by Bob Haslewood, CPC
#860 . . .Bob illustrates and describes several Christmas covers including a 1910
cover which may have originated from Wanamaker's Department Store in Philadelphia; a 1918
cover mailed from Eaton's Department Store in Toronto with a letter from Santa Claus
enclosed; and a 1926 cover mailed from Pasco, Washington which also contained a card from
Wren Hunting on
the Isle of Man. . . by Greg Malzone, CPC
#1696. . .Greg tells us the interesting story behind the Isle of Man's 1978 Chirstmas
stamp depicting a group of Wren Boys.
Show a Collector's Paradise". . . by Richard
L. Beecher, CPC #987. Richard illustrates and describes several interesting Christmas
covers he picked up at the annual APS Show including covers from Paraguay; a postcard with
Christmas slogan postmark from England; an undelivered postcard from Finland using Santa
on ice skates stamps; and a cover mailed from Norway.
Stories - Christmas Music on Stamps from St. Kitts. . . by Pastor Wilmer Bloy, CPC #1363 . . . Paster Bloy
discusses how Christmas and music go together and are depicted on many Christmas issues.
St. Kitts 1983 souvenir sheet depicting the carol "Mary's Boy Child" made famous
by Harry Belafonte, is illustrated and described.
When It All Began
. . .by Pat Prevey, CPC #971. . .Pat takes a look at
when countries began issuing Christmas stamps. The article illustrates some of the early
issues. A revised list of countries' First Christmas Stamps is included with the article.
The Future of our
Hobby . . . Editorial by Tom Neufer Emswiler
Anniversary Cachets . . . Illustrations of two additional CPC 35th anniversary
covers designed by Ed Kalasa and C-Cubed Cachets. On the cover of this Yule Log and on the
Jottings by June page are illustrations of CPC's two official 35th Anniversary Covers
designed by Susan Kolze.
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..