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  • Creating Christmas Cachets....a series of interviews of contemporary cachet makers... by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . . . Tom interviews and discusses in detail some of his favorite cachet makers - Fran and James Paslay from Spartanburg, South Carolina. Several designs are illustrated. You can see some of their Christmas Village issues on their website www.classiccachets.com .

  • The Post Office Christkindl/Steyr . . . by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., CPC #1761...Dr. Manchester tells how he befriended a collector while visiting and International Stamp Show in Vienna. They have kept up a letter exchange and at Christmas time his friend sent his letters via Christkindl. A newspaper clipping enclosed in the letter tells of several men taking a 25 mile hike to the mountaintop Post Office at Christkindl/Steyr. A picture of the Post Office is shown. 

  • Christmas Stamp Stories - Gabriel or Gabrielle? . . . by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., CPC #1363 . . . A discussion of the 1965 Christmas weather vane stamp that shows a feminine Gabriel blowing a trumpet.

  • "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year" ... by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., CPC #971. Pat describes and illustrates stamps issued for New Year's. Stamps issued to honor the start of each New Year have become very popular in the last few years -- especially in countries that do not have a large poulation who celebrate Christmas.

  • "Bob's Column" ...by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., CPC #860 . . .Bob describes the small rural community of Christmas Island, Nova Scotia. Since 1994, collectors have been able to have their mail stamped with special red and green Christmas cancels. Several covers with Christmas Island postmarks are illustrated.

  • "Some Christmas Covers from Africa". . . by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., CPC #987. Richard shows two commercial covers from Africa. The first cover, sent via registered mail from Burundi to Chicago is franked with Easter and Christmas stamps. The second cover sent from Benin to Paris, France has two Christmas stamps from different years. Each stamp bears both a secular and religious motif.

  • "Christmas Philatelic Club Auction" . . . with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., CPC #720 95 lots of Christmas covers....many cacheted FDCs, some maxi cards, Christmas postcards and Season's Greetings meters.

  • Christmas Around the World Quiz . . . answers to last month's quiz

  • Yule Log Index and Cross Reference...information how to obtain a copy of the Index from CPC President This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">Ed Kalasa. The index is a listing of articles which have appeared in the Yule Log from 1969-1999.

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