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StampCampus Courses

You may elect to take any of the courses below or simply purchase the course materials for self-guided learning.
Courses are administered in English and all participants are governed by the APS Code of Ethics.


Ada Prill
Instructor Bio

Don Chenevert
Instructor Bio
Basic Stamp Collecting
(4 Lessons)
Course Begins:
October 21, 2014 (4-week course)
Enrollment period is over for the October session. Check back soon to enroll in the next course scheduled for Feb. 2015.
Cost:
Course - $55 APS members; $75 non-members
Workbook Only - $20 APS members; $30 non-members
Includes:
Beginners Kit; online access to and printed copies of the course materials; four weeks of instructor interaction via weekly, live internet session; ongoing contact with a knowledgeable collector.
Course Description:


Ada Prill and Don Chenevert presents an introduction to the Hobby that covers all of the basic hobby how-to’s: from where to get stamps, to how to store them, to figuring out what they’re worth. You’ll even get a beginner’s kit - with all the tools and materials you’ll need to get started in the hobby. It’s a great introduction for beginning stamp collectors, giving you all the tools you need to get the most enjoyment out of stamp collecting . For those of you who already have a working knowledge of the hobby, this course will help you solidify the knowledge you have acquired through personal experience, introduce you to some new ideas and special teacher tips, help you avoid some costly mistakes, and encourage you to apply it all in a practical way.


REGISTRATION PERIOD HAS PAST - Contact Gretchen Moody if you are interested in taking the course in the future or to be waitlisted for this course.
 

Steve Zwillinger
Instructor Bio
Keys to Exhibiting
(Six Lessons)
Course Begins:
October 6, 2014 (10 week course)
Enroll now through September 25, 2014, as space permits - class limited to 20 Registration closed Check back soon to enroll in the next course. Contact Gretchen Moody if you are interested in taking the course in the future.
Cost:
Course - $75 APS members; $105 non-members
Workbook Only - $20 APS members; $30 non-members
Includes:
Online access to and printed copies of the course materials; ten weeks of instructor interaction via weekly feedback.
Course Description:

Steve Zwillinger author and awarding winning exhibitor, leads you through the critical steps of building a successful exhibit. Six lessons cover everything you need to know about exhibiting — from the nuts and bolts of a successful exhibit to understanding the classes of exhibiting. Discover the fun and challenges of exhibiting, with individual guidance in getting started, putting your exhibit together, where to show, and final tips. The new APS Manual of Philatelic Judging (.pdf available free of charge), is required. Beginners welcome.


 

Marjory J. Sente
Instructor Bio






Collecting First Day Covers Part I and Part II
(formerly two StampCampus courses)
Cost:
Part I (5 Chapters) or Part II (4 Chapters) - $20/each APS members; $30/each non-members
Description:

FDC Expert Marj Sente authored Collecting First Day Covers Part I and Part II.

Part I includes five lessons covering an introduction to FDC’s, history of FDC collecting, history and types of cancellations, and types of cachets.
Part II includes four lessons covering techniques for identifying cachets, developing a specialized collection, more ways to collect FDCs, and care of your FDC collection.
 

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